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Photo by JRB using Kidizoom Camera

Kidizoom Camera Connect by VTech

Update: Congrats to @momenvyblog for winning this contest stay tuned as we have a new contest launching tomorrow! Turn your kids into the next Ansel Adams with the new Kidizoom Camera Connect by  VTech. I have long since thought that giving young kids cameras is a good idea. It gives them opportunity to capture them images, objects, people, places that they see through their OWN eyes. When I was a Kindergarten teacher we would give our students disposable cameras before heading off on a field-trip top downtown Chicago (the John Hancock Building, Daley Center where there is an amazing Picasso sculpture, etc) We encouraged the kids to snap away as they pleased, knowing that we would exhibit their favorite photographs in our classroom the following week. It was always fascinating to see what the kids captured in their photos.

With the advent of the digital camera, disposable ones are passe which is why I was THRILLED when we received a Kidizoom Camera Connect. Unlike as digital camera, the Kidizoom takes pictures, videos and has application where you can repost pictures in funny frames or use them to play games on the camera. There is also an animation studio that you can use if you connect your camera to your home computer. JRB is 7 and I was skeptical that he would like the Kidizoom camera. He is Mr. iPad these days so I thought he might think a camera that doesn’t have a touch pad screen would seem archaic ~ but you know what? He LOVES it! Jackson brings his camera everywhere and his new favorite pastime is taking nature walks around our lake so he can take photos along the way. And you know ~ what the photos are really good.

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Who know Aliens liked grass?

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Photo by JRB with a Kidizoom Connect

But there’s more! The folks at VTech invited us give away one free Kidizoom Camera Connect to one of our lucky readers. That’s a $39.99 value. Simply start to follow us on twitter and then leave us a comment below telling us you are following us. We will select a winner at  random on Thursday September 26 at 10 AM CST so be sure to enter before then. Good luck!

* Thank you to VTech for sending us the camera and furnishing another one for the giveaway.