Want to find out what your kids are thinking about?
A. Ask them when they come home from camp this afternoon. And get an answer like this:
"I dunno." "Nothing." "Not much."
B. Give them a camera.
With researchers mounting baby cams on infants' heads to try to understand their perspectives, is it any wonder a camera is considered a great way to get inside your kid's head?
A few to try out:
1. Digital Blue Toy Story 3 Camera ($39.99). It's an adventure into another world when you're looking through a camera lens, so the outer space theme is fitting. The resolution is quite low, but this pick in the Disney Pix Click line is a good starter camera for younger kids.
2. Polaroid Pixie ($64.99). It's got the best image quality out of any kiddie-specific camera out there, and it can survive the bumps and bruises of childhood. Drawback: It's a bit pricey for a first-timer.
3. Olympus Stylus Tough ($379.99). Looking to share one with your kids? This camera is priced too high for the kids, but it's tough enough that it will withstand them borrowing it for an afternoon.
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