Montessori, Practical Life

Miss Oh Waily the Photographer

I’m not sure that you can genuinely call photography by a toddler a Practical Life activity.  Still, I suppose we need to move with the times and if there is one thing Miss Oh Waily likes, it is to get her hands on the digital camera.

So, by way of example of her shutter skills, here are some of Miss Oh’s most recent shots.  Obviously there are many very blurred versions, but that wouldn’t make for a good blog entry.

Up Close
Up Close
The Push-Along
The Push-Along
In Action
In Action
Lumpy in Te Aroha
Lumpy in Te Aroha

As you can see her baby brother is often a target of the lens, along with random toys.  In the next installment I’ll show you her positioning skills.  Specifically her putting her Schleich animals in an arrangement for taking a photograph, rather like her placement of Lumpy on the seat in Te Aroha.

Now what I need to do is take a photograph of her with the camera.  If you could just see the age and size of the camera she is doing this with, then you’d be impressed that any of these turned out in focus.

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2 thoughts on “Miss Oh Waily the Photographer”

  1. Nice post Lynn, seems all kids like to pick up the camera, I can only imagine the shot of her would look something like this one of my son with a camera way bigger than he should be holding – Young boy, big camera on flickr.

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  2. Thanks Dave.
    I meant to say earlier that I just love that photograph of your young man.

    Miss Oh would look similar, but with a much lower tech and ancient camera. With the amount of interest she shows, and unwillingness to share the camera once she has it in her sticky hands, I may need to get a dSLR into my life so she can have the point and shoot while I still get to take photographs of my own. (Sounds like a good excuse in the making…)

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