Today was a lovely day outside. The morning was nice and cool, so we decided to head out before the sun got too hot. I was trying to figure out what we could do, when you grabbed your camera and started to snap away. You are becoming quite the budding photographer! It wasn't minutes later when I heard, "Ma!" You pointed to my camera and asked me to join in on the fun.
I started asking you what we should take pictures of and you led the way around the kitchen. Since you were having so much fun, I thought that we should head outside to continue our photo shoot while enjoying a short nature walk. You took my hand and led me around the yard pointing out items that you wanted to take pictures of. We would point our cameras at the objects together and shoot at the same time. It was adorable. We saw birds, flowers, cars, and plenty more along the way.
Once we made our way around the yard, we decided to see what developed. Since your camera is still a pretend one, we decided to use Mama's photographs when printing them off. Here are some of the sights that you thought were important enough to capture along the way.
I truly had a wonderful time during our walk. It was amazing to follow along and allow you to lead the way through an exploration in our own backyard. This activity was a wonderful way to awaken your senses outside and see the world through the eyes of my toddler.
Since you have been having so much fun playing the role of photographer, I decided to grab a few more items at the store when we went to print out our pictures. I found a small photo album and some stickers for you to create your own picture album to place your memories of the nature walks that we will take throughout the year. As soon as you woke from your nap, we got started putting it together. The first thing that we did was to add a label to page one that shows the date of our nature walk. Then it was time to add the pictures. As I pulled back the protective film, I encouraged you to pick out the pictures that you wanted for each page. You placed them all on your own, with just a bit of help from me.
When you were all finished, you had such fun decorating your album with the stickers that I found earlier that day! I can't wait to take another toddler led nature walk and watch as your continue your adventures as a photojournalist!
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