|Abby packing a picnic in her tackle box.|
She's always loved video and pictures, especially of herself. You can play a video of her and immediately on finishing, she's saying "Again." Given her love of videos of herself and my hobby of video editing, I thought I'd try and merge them into something we could share to inspire her creativity and have fun while making memories. Hence the Abby show was born, named "Take a Look" after one of her favorite sayings she uses when she's curious about something, or when I'm filming her.
I try and let her pick topics to do make into episodes, whether something new or something from old footage. Then I cut it together (she's not quite old enough). Any text used in the episode she gets to pick style and color for, sometimes with a little guidance as to what works and what doesn't - her go-to premade text style is always too big to fit on the screen, but after some concessions, we reach an agreement over something that will work, even if the coloring isn't agreeable to me.
So far we've got 8 short episodes done, and are working on more, as we get time together. It's always fun to see her enjoy the final product, or get excited to pick a font. Eventually she'll pick transitions hopefully, but so far that hasn't worked out well.
I know this isn't necessarily something everyone can do, but it's something we've enjoyed. What do you do with your children to inspire creativity, build memories, or spend time together? Sound off in the comments and let us know your best ideas and most fun moments.
If you want to see one of our episodes, have a look below.