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5 Ways to Help Your Kids Capture Memories + Giveaway


Kids have amazing memories. Except when they don’t! They remember going on fun trips like to Disney World, but don’t remember where they put their shoes. Really, they think they remember things, but their stories tend to quickly change.

It’s fun to help them capture memories in a tangible way so they can look back on them later and have a real reminder of what actually happened. And, let’s be honest, a reminder for you as well. (That’s just me? Okay, fine!)

There are actually quite a few fun ways for them to capture their memories. It will depend on the age of the child and what interests them as to their favorite way to capture them. My oldest prefers words and my second likes illustration! Either way, they are recording them.

Write a story complete with illustrations retelling an event.

Like the time I had no idea my daughter realized how her baby sister was born and wrote a whole story complete with illustrations.

N's story about B's home birth

Draw it out.

We like to use markers and paper to draw pictures of what we did that day! I write his translations and explanations on the back. – Lindsey from Red Head Baby Mama.

Write it out.

My daughter loves to write, so we buy her a journal before a big family vacation. She writes an entry each night or while in the car, and we end up with a great story to keep. – Julie from Balancing Mama

My girls bring notebooks with them pretty much everywhere and write journals about what we did, where we went, who we saw. I love finding their little versions of the way things happen.

We also make sure to talk about activities at dinner and our favorite parts. I find that bringing things up more than twice helps him retain it. -Lindsey

Do an interview.

The girls love being recorded. Come up with some questions to ask, or have them retell their favorite part of a trip or event. They love watching themselves on video and seeing their side of a story.

Film it, live.

VTech® Kidizoom® Action Cam

Put a camera in their hands. Let them take pictures and document everything. It’s amazing to see what they capture from their angles and what they see is important. And, don’t stop at only pictures, let them capture video as well. They are a hoot on video and will get some great footage (even if it’s a little on the shaky side!)

We’ve been using the VTech® Kidizoom® Action Cam to allow the kids to remember ad capture our vacations, trips and daily events. The camera features a robust, durable design and comes complete with mounts for attaching to a bike, skateboard, scooter and more. It even has a waterproof case, allowing for plenty of fun in the sun, sand and surf. And, it’s under $60.

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

We’ve used it around the house, out at the lake, and even on the lake on a tube ride (see video below).

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

It’s very easy to hold and take pictures. There are a couple buttons on the back to change the menus around and add some fun borders to the pictures. The only thing I found confusing is there is a switch that has to be changed to allow the camera to charge and then must be moved back to allow you to take pictures. Once we figured it out, we were good.

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

It was a little hard to get selfies out of the tube with the three of us, but we were able to get it done.

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

We used it on the tube with the waterproof case as well as from the boat to capture pictures and videos (see below!)

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

The features of the Kidizoom Action Cam are:

  • A 1.4 inch color LCD screen, rechargeable battery, micro USB cable for data transfer and battery charging, and expandable memory up to 32GB with a microSD card. (To store all your adventures, a microSD card is required. Sold separately).
  • Includes a waterproof case for underwater adventures, mounting accessories for bikes and scooters, and a wrist strap.
  • Features three built-in games, stop motion and time-lapse options, as well as special effects including customized photo frames and filters.
  • Child-friendly camera can withstand drops and bumps and offers the choice of yellow or purple colors.

The girls had a great time playing with the custom photo frames and filters. The camera doesn’t have a flash, so it is definitely better with outdoor pictures.

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

Check out the video to see what we captured on our trip to the lake and on the tube behind the boat!

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5 ways to help your kids capture memories

I was provided with a sample to review by VTech. Prize is also provided by sponsor.

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  1. Stephanie Coldwell says:

    I think it would be cool to have recorded the birth of my son from my point of view. My husband was deployed so he was on the iPad, my mom drove 6 hours, my neighbor drove me to the hospital… it would be really cool to show them all that later.

  2. Denise Taylor-Dennis says:

    Sometimes when we are driving in the car my son starts telling me a story. I would love to capture those stories he is telling but when your driving it doesn’t work.

  3. pat chance says:

    What a great camera for kids, still shots, video and a waterproof case for under $100.00. This is great. You and milkshake mom used to take notebooks and write down different license plates we saw along the road.

  4. Melissa M says:

    Rafting for the 1st time.

  5. Melanie Montgomery says:

    My daughter is 6 days old and I don’t wanna miss a moment so I would love to win this!

  6. any moments that happens at his grammies house.

  7. amy pugmire says:

    I wish I would have captured their first time at disneyland.

  8. I am not sure if there are memories that I wish they would have captured, but I know there are many I would love for him to be able to capture! My six year old is now a big brother and I know he wants to capture these memories!

  9. Natalie F says:

    I wish I would have captured showing them the house we bought for the first time. I got some pics when we moved in…but no video of us showing it to them. They were so excited!

  10. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    There are so many things I can think of that I wished I would have caught through their eyes. One that I can think of right now is that I would love to have them wear it to see sports they play through their eyes. Football would be interesting to see!

  11. beth shepherd says:

    This would be fantastic to use at the zoo or the park with the kids. thank you

  12. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I wish I could have captured the kids swimming and going down water slides.

  13. Dawn Monroe says:

    I wish I could have captured their first time diving into the pool.

  14. Shaylin S. says:

    I wish I would have captured their first time at a theme park.

  15. I wish I could capture the moments when they are relaxing. I’d love to know what they are thinking!

  16. I would have liked to record more moments from our trip to Universal Studios and Disney last year.

  17. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I wish I had captured them learning to ride their bikes!

  18. I would like to have captured our son’s reaction when his sister was born.

  19. I wish I would have captured how my kids talked when they were really little.

  20. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    There was a moment outside…my granddaughter standing up on the seat of her tricycle with her arms raised shouting “weeeee!”

  21. Michelle C says:

    I wish I had captured some of our trips down the waterslides!

  22. Our trip to the aquarium! We had so much fun that day.

  23. Karen Drake says:

    I wish we could have had my kids capture our trip to Florida.

  24. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Would Have Liked To Capture A Camping Trip Moment , Singing Around The Fire.

  25. Ellie Wright says:

    I wish I had captured my boys little league games.

  26. Richard Hicks says:

    Wish I had more photos of them just doing simple things around the house

  27. This looks so cool Thanks for sharing all the tips! My kids would love this since we are outdoor adventure type family. Always on the go and love doing hiking, camping, rafting, kayaking, tubing and just plain enjoying time together.

  28. tina reynolds says:

    I wish I could have the kids out exploring hiking they get so excited discovering new things

  29. amanda sakovitz says:

    I wish I had captured moments at the park.

  30. Tabathia B says:

    I would say I wish I have more memories captured of them spending time together and their first (steps, solid foods, riding a bike, etc)

  31. I wish I had captured the first day of school pics.

  32. When we went to Cancun this summer, I had just found out I had lost my job (school shut down unexpectedly). I could not enjoy myself and capture the magic of it. Thank you

  33. Dawn Reid says:

    I wish I had captured the first day of school

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