Lainy Ann received one of those Fisher-price digital cameras for kids a few Christmases ago. It did not have the desired effect of keeping her from using my camera. In fact, after a few weeks it was quickly discarded under a bed, only to be found a few months later and deposited to the bottom of the toy drawer. The kids weren't fooled by this less than stellar camera or its bright pink and rounded dimensions. Nope, they wanted *my* camera.
But we made good use of it. Once afternoon daddy performed surgery on the camera. He gathered all the children at the table and dissected it. He explained the buttons, the battery, the lens, etc. I'm not sure, but I think the kids may have had more fun taking it apart than using it. Rest assured the camera is still floating around here somewhere. I think Lainy Ann is using it as a case to store her barrettes.
[caption id="attachment_416" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Dismantling the pink camera"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_417" align="alignnone" width="360" caption="Examining the different parts"][/caption]