Photo Projects to Build Your Baby’s Confidence
Last week we talked about home photo projects, but what about for babies and toddlers who are not quite ready to do their own art projects?
Pinhole Press has great products to help
you use your photos to build your babyâ€™s confidence.
Mini book of names and faces
Pick out your favorite photos of the most important people in babyâ€™s life and create a beautiful customized book to build skills, like talking and recognition, in a fun and meaningful way. You will be strengthening your childâ€™s sense of relationships and belonging while also creating a beautiful keepsake for the future.
If you donâ€™t already have photos of everyone, this is the perfect opportunity to make a point of taking some! You donâ€™t have to go for a posed headshot. Try capturing each person in action doing something they loveâ€¦ or better yet, take a photo of each of them doing something with your child. My six-Â and three-year-old love looking at photos of beloved relatives holding them when they were babies!
If you have far-off relatives, this can be a great way to gather them all together visually so you can still give your child a sense of their extended family. Ask distant family members to send you their favorite photo of themselves. You can even have them write a simple message to your child and take a photo of themselves holding the message.
If you donâ€™t have a big family, include special friends, honorary aunts and uncles, pets, or even favorite places, activities and toys. Think about all the things that create a sense of comfort and belonging for your child that can be reinforced. What is the story that you want to tell them?
If you havenâ€™t had a chance to create a baby book, this is a great alternative that is simple yet powerful. Have fun with it!
Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick is a family photographer and photography coach for parents with Photosanity. A former architect and interior designer, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her two boys Liam, age six, and Jack, age three.
Alethea is on a mission to help parents more fully experience the precious fleeting moments of their childrenâ€™s lives through photography. Find her on http://photosanity.com