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Last month we were lucky enough to get a Kidizoom Action Cam from VTech to have a play around with and post a review.
I am not sure who was more excited at the prospect of the Kidizoom Action Cam arriving as G and I waited patiently for the courier to deliver the parcel. The advert for the Kidizoom Action Cam seems to be everywhere and G was very keen on telling me all the things it could do before the camera had even got here.
I love taking photographs and recently G has developed an interest in taking photos on our phones or wanting to having a go with my Nikon (which fills me with dread, but I try not to be too precious) so having his very own camera was a big deal for him.
Regular readers will know I posted on here a while back on How VTech can make family travelling easier and the Kidizoom Action Cam was on the list.
Kidizoom Action Cam – Encourage children to take pictures of their holiday from start to finish with this action camera which captures photos, video and offers games. Giving kids their own (robust) camera encourages them to observe their surroundings and focus on what interests them. You might be surprised at the results from their knee-high view. With a waterproof case for underwater pictures at the beach or in the pool, and a mount allowing you to attach to a bike, children can capture action shots during any part of their holiday.
Handling the camera took G a while to master as it is quite small for his chunky fingers. However he soon began to understand that his fingers had to be away from the lens in order to take a picture. As you can see he was less than impressed with his first few efforts!! The Kidizoom Action Cam is aimed at 5-12 year olds so we guessed it would be a little tricky for him to begin with.
Or holding the camera still when taking the photo……
However by the time we got on holiday (You can read more about our camping in Cornwall adventure here) he had really mastered the camera and started taking some great pictures.
The camera retails at £49.99 so would probably be the type of thing you would purchase for a birthday or Christmas present. It can take videos, go underwater (this really does work as you can see in the video), there are graphics you can add to your pictures and a few simple games to plays, so you do get a lot for your money. It also comes with a handy mount that means you can attach it to your bike or helmet for some real action shots and video too.
You can see a much shorter version of the video the kids made in the pool (rather than the 5 minute version they loved making!) But it does prove it really takes great underwater footage!
When we were on the foreshore in Budock we had a ‘photo off’ and I have to say G’s were pretty good!
One with the Nikon DSLR
G’s attempt with the Kidizoom
My attempt with my Nikon DSLR
I have to say we were really impressed and hope this new found interest in photography and videos really takes off. I have to say thank you VTech for making technology so easily accessible to our little people. I really can not recommend the Kidizoom Action Cam enough. We had so much fun with it and it is till being used lots now we are home too. I might start posting a Sunday Photo from G too. Watch this space!!
VTech are the go to brand for toys at Christmas in our house but have you thought how with their great range of products VTech can help make family travel easier?
I am not crazy about flying so try to avoid it if we can. This often means long car journeys but I try to treat the journey as part of our holiday, selling this to the family that our holiday really does start as soon as we sit in the car!
But for even the most relaxed parents, long periods of travel with young children can cause the panic to set in. Many of us will be no stranger to the constant cries of ‘are we there yet?’ and ‘I’m bored’ and that’s before the holiday has even properly begun.
Whether it’s to keep children occupied on the journey or during a day around the pool when you get there, VTech toys are guaranteed to keep children of all ages occupied. As a parent I love VTech Toys as I always feel they have a really strong educational aspect to them.
For babies (6 months +):
- Tiny touch tablet – This cute little tablet is perfect for those aged 6-36 months and features nine light up activity buttons for lots of fun learning. Children can learn their a-b-c’s and 1-2-3’s through sing-along songs and take virtual pictures. RRP £14.99
- Musical rhymes book – With six interactive pages featuring classic nursery rhymes and two fun modes of play this musical rhymes book will keep little ones engaged for hours on end. RRP £14.99
For toddlers (1 year +):
- Toot-Toot Drivers Aeroplane – This fun and fabulous aeroplane is the perfect size to pop in a handbag and surprise your little one with. Featuring a light-up face button that triggers music, realistic sound effects and songs, children are able to develop motor skills, role-play fun, language and imaginative play. The aeroplane also responds to SmartPoint locations with different phrases, sound effects and more on Toot-Toot Drivers play sets (each sold separately). RRP £6.99
- My 1st tablet – This tablet comes in both blue and pink and offers 12 activities from spelling, vocabulary, and more. The piano feature also introduces children aged 2+ to music and number learning. RRP £19.99
- Little Love baby peek-a-boo – Play peek-a-boo with this gorgeous baby doll by hiding and uncovering her eyes triggering the interactive sensors. With 60+ adorable phrases and realistic sounds, soothing lullabies, and cute light-up flowers that respond to sounds and music little girls will have endless fun playing and caring for their doll. RRP £19.99
For children (3+ years):
- Kidizoom Action Cam – Encourage children to take pictures of their holiday from start to finish with this action camera which captures photos, video and offers games. Giving kids their own (robust) camera encourages them to observe their surroundings and focus on what interests them. You might be surprised at the results from their knee-high view. With a waterproof case for underwater pictures at the beach or in the pool, and a mount allowing you to attach to a bike, children can capture action shots during any part of their holiday. RRP: £49.99
- My laptop – Available in pink and white this laptop is perfect for those aged 3-6 years. Personalise your child’s laptop with their name, age and an avatar. With 30 learning activities and progressive learning levels, five modes of play and 40 melodies your child will be entertained for hours. RRP £16.99