Monthly Archives: October 2015

How to Make a Slideshow from Your Baby’s Photos to Preserve Happy Memories

Like most parents you’ve undoubtedly been taking a ton of photos of your baby. While it is inevitable that they’ll grow up a lot faster than you’d like, these photos will help to preserve the happy memories from this particular early part of their lives. In fact, you could go one step further and use those photos to create a great-looking video slideshow that really captures this period of your child’s life.

To create this slideshow you should use the Movavi Slideshow Creator (http://www.movavi.com/photo-to-dvd-slideshow/). As its name implies, it will give you the tools that you need to not only create your slideshow, but add enough polish that it looks and feel as though it was professionally produced.

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When creating your slideshow, these are the steps that you should follow:

  1. Add the photos that you want to include in your slideshow to the software. If you want you can add short videos too.
  2. Sort the photos (and videos) in the order that you want them to appear.
  3. Adjust the image quality or resize and rotate the photos as necessary.
  4. Choose some background music that you feel would fit the video and add it by adding an audio file and inserting it into the slideshow.
  5. Insert stylish transitions between some of the photos where you feel it is appropriate.
  6. Save your slideshow in the video format you desire, or by using one of the presets to optimize it for any device or platform.

Once you’re done it’s up to you to decide what you want to do with your slideshow. If you like you could optimize and transfer it to your smartphone or tablet so you can carry it with you and have it nearby if you want to reminisce. Or if you want to share it with your friends and family you could optimize it for Facebook or YouTube and upload it there.

Having your slideshow as a video will certainly give you numerous options. In fact, if you want to preserve it more permanently you could even burn it onto a DVD and store it somewhere safe. Whatever you decide, the bottom line is that you’ll now have a great memento of those happy times when your baby was still a baby, and in later years it will definitely be a great way to look back on these fond times.

The Importance of Play for Children

While children see playing as fun, they are learning many important concepts they will use for the rest of their lives. From communication skills to math skills, children are grasping these concepts intuitively as they share, talk and play with their peers. Even adults will learn from their children during playtime.

Importance Play Children

What Children Learn by Playing

Young children learn many skills and concepts during playtime and playing can help reinforce the things they learn in school as they get older. From the time they are babies, children are developing their fine motor skills by grasping, pulling and pushing toys around on the floor. They also begin to learn practical skills as they start to recognise numbers, letters and colours on the toys with which they play.

Children Learn Playing

Independent Play

It is important for children to learn to play alone as well as with others. Playing alone teaches children to be independent and it helps them exercise their imagination. They will learn how to entertain themselves while playing with their toys and they can create different scenarios using their toys. Perhaps your child’s doll is going shopping for groceries, or they may pretend they are going to visit grandma when they play with their Playforever aeroplane.

Learn Independent Play

Playing with Others

When children play with others, they learn several concepts that they will use throughout their lives. They will learn how to share their toys by allowing others to play with them and they can learn how to cooperate by playing with the same toys together. They will also begin to learn to collaborate with other children when they play together. Children will start developing their communication skills when playing with others as well.

Playing with Others

Good for their Health

Aside from having fun and learning while playing, playtime is good for a child’s health. By playing outdoors, they are exposed to the sun, which facilitates their body’s production of Vitamin D. This vitamin helps the body absorb calcium from the food and milk that children eat and drink. The “sunshine vitamin” can also help boost the immune system, making it easier for children to fight colds and the flu.

Good for their Health

Through play, they are getting their exercise, such as when they run around or ride their tricycles or bicycles. This will help keep their body lean, and they’ll develop the muscles they need to support their body, and they’ll improve their balance too. In addition, playtime helps reduce stress in children, which can help prevent a host of diseases as they get older.

helps reduce stress

Helps Decision-making

When playing with their toys, children began to develop their decision-making skills because they have to pick a toy with which to play. Younger children tend to swiftly change their minds and your living room may be strewn with toys after just a few minutes. However, they can begin to learn responsibility by picking up and putting their toys back into their toy box.

Helps Decisionmaking

It is important for children to play by themselves and with others, including their parents, to learn concepts they will use throughout their lives. When you play with your kids, you will benefit from playtime as well.