As many of you know, I bought myself a Flip-Pal Scanner as a post-Christmas present. I love it for so many reasons. This past weekend was no exception.
We attended a baby shower hosted by my in-laws this past Sunday. After the shower, my 3 year old came upon some old photos that had been put in the drawer of a side table. It was fun to sit as a family and look at the photos and hear some stories. Since we live only 3 stop signs away, I ran home and grabbed my Flip-Pal Scanner.
When I came back, I was surprised to watch my daughter pick up the photos and put them into the Flip-Pal Scanner. I quickly realized that she was into helping me so I showed her what button to press and let her have fun. It was great! While I got to document who was in the photos and the story behind them, Julia was scanning away for me. Julia did need some supervision since she is so young but the Flip-Pal Scanner is so easy to use that it didn't take much.
We had a fun afternoon looking a pictures together and commenting at some of the hairstyle and clothing choices from earlier years. The stack of photos we found even enticed some photo albums to make an appearance for more great pictures.
Tuesday's Tip - Involving children can be fun in unexpected ways. My daughter started with wanting to play with the scanner but ended up learning about family. She learned faces, relationships, and even a few family stories about her dad and his pony. (My personal favorite was when she exclaimed,"What do we call Great Gramps' dad? Great Big Gramps?")