There comes a moment in every parents life when your child wants to start taking photos.
Years ago (when I was a child) it meant taking the risk that you would have a film of essentially useless photos that had no real meaning to anyone but your child. Nowadays, however, it’s not a problem as they can either use your phone or digital camera so you can see the results instantly and therefore as we’ve discovered this week give pointers and tips on where to aim/improve etc.
This year Oliver has begun to take a real interest in taking photos and being proud that he can take photos. The above photo of Leo was taken by Oliver (a four year old) without any help or pointers on how to frame the picture etc and I think it’s a really good attempt at taking a candid photo (as Leo just doesn’t do staying still). I think that if Oliver keeps practicing with his photography then he will become very competent at it. These pictures were taken on our trip to Darenth Country Park.
As it’s the Easter Holidays and Keighley and I are looking for ways to entertain the kids so they aren’t stuck indoors all day every day. As I posted earlier this week the boys love arts and Crafts so we always do a lot of that with them, however they also love the great outdoors and as this week has had some lovely days we taken advantage of them.
The boys are familiar with almost all our local parks and every now and then you want to do something or go somewhere you’ve never been before. Earlier this week a quick Google led us to a lovely country park in north Kent near the Dartford crossing and Dartford.
The Country Park is a pretty standard park in the terms of the way it’s set out but it is also very beautiful.
We sat and had a picnic in a massive sloping field and then went for a walk up a gravel path and then down through an avenue of trees.
The kids loved the freedom of being able to run around and being able to wear themselves out.
We would thoroughly recommend a visit to Darenth Country Park. The best bit is also Country parks around the country are free to use and are a great way to keep the kids busy this holiday, so why not go exploring with the kids.