How the camera lens can change your view in preschool 

How the camera lens can change your view in preschool 

I have had the honor of working in multiple forms of childcare. From preschools, to in home daycare’s, to babysitting, etc. but I’ve never experienced anything like this before. The amount of hard work, dedication and patience that Deborah has put into this program is so inspiring, and I have the privilege of capturing it all through the lens of a camera.

Being behind the camera has shown me how to look differently, not only at my job, but my life as a whole. It has forced me to be more observant and to pay attention to the small details. The children in our classroom this year are so bright and inquisitive and being able to capture their curiosity has inspired me to be more present.

I was taking a photos of the children exploring and searching for different objects when my focus landed on one of our little boys. I could see him intensely looking at all of the rocks, sticks, and acorns he had collected and I could see the gears in his head turning. He started asking different questions such as…

Do the rocks sink or float? Do acorns come from the trees?

But also asking why.

Why do the rocks sink, why did the acorn fall out of the tree? Why did the stick break?

It may not seem like a big deal, or important questions but from my point of view he collected these objects on his own, explored them and developed these curiosities on his own. I was able to see all of this through the lens of a camera. If I hadn’t been intentionally paying attention to the smaller details, I would have missed out on this opportunity.

More to grow on!

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1 Comment

  • Faye Posted September 2, 2018 11:06 am

    Yes, Ally, I totally agree with your post. Viewing our photos at the end of the day or during our downtime allows focussing on the little things that we tend to miss during the busy day when we only have time for a short glimpse of what is going on with each child during the environment as a whole.

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