Camera Project


Completed: January 2017

RECEs: Nancy, Nidya, Sarah

Objectives: To explore the toddlers fascination with taking phots and pretending that everything is a camera.

looking at the inside of a camera child looking at himself on a video monitor

making a paper mache camera








The Toddler Camera Project started with a “Cheese”.  For days the toddlers walked around using different toys pretending to take photos of each other and saying “Cheese”.

Through observations, the children have demonstrated what they know about cameras:

  • They know to say, “cheese” when a camera is present.
  • They need to press buttons to make it work.
  • They realize there will be an image on the screen (with new cameras) once an educator is done taking a photo.
  • They know to be careful with cameras.


Click here to read the complete documentation on our project