When I was a young child, I can remember being given a Brownie Instamatic camera as a gift. Color film wasn’t around and all our pictures were in Black & White. I still enjoy looking at family albums and reminiscing.
My brother, who’s 3 years younger than me, took an interest in photography at an early age and went on to pursue a degree in Photojournalism from the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology.
I’ve visited the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York and marveled at the history and antique equipment depicting how photography has advanced over the years.
Unfortunately, I’m not as talented as my brother is, but I have, over the years, chronicled through photography the daily life and memorable special events of our family.
From the time my oldest daughter was 6 months old up until about age 3, she actually was a professional photography model for a major toy company and appeared on many boxes and promotional catalogues. ‘Lil Moomette takes after her mom ~ anytime she sees a camera, a big smile will cross her face and she’ll say “Cheese!”
I’m please to have the opportunity to review one of Parents Magazine’s newest products in their toy line.
Parents has introduced the Look-at-Me Camera, which represents the ultimate in imaginary play.
The camera is a sleek, “just-like-mom’s” camera that offers endless fun for pint-sized photographers. Recommended for children ages 12 months and up, the Look-At-Me Camera enables toddlers to imitate grownups. Pretending is how little ones make sense of the world around them.
My own personal camera is always at-the-ready, and oftentimes ends up in ‘Lil Moomette’s hands. I do encourage imaginary play ~ but call the line at my (expensive) camera!
The Look-at-Me Camera has a realistic shutter sound and flash that offers endless fun for a pint-sized photographer. There’s a big fish-eye mirrored lens on the front of the camera. There’s also a vogue-inducing disco soundtrack to encourage “mini-models” to say “Cheese.”
All Parents toys are fun, and SAFE ~ 100% phthalate free. There’s still time to pick one up for the holidays, and it will make a unique birthday gift for your favorite little one!
Suggested Retail Price: $15.00