Pictures Small and Tall

Toddler planting flowers at a garden at Bright Horizons day care

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to demonstrate flexibility in thoughts, actions, and behaviors.

Materials Needed:

  • Camera
  • Drawing materials and paper

Participants: This activity is intended for independent play, adult/child interaction, or 2 or more participants/players.


  1. Go for a walk or go outside, if possible. Discuss what the world might look like to an ant. How about a bird? Or an elephant?
  2. Encourage your child to take photos or draw pictures from unusual perspectives, such as low to the ground like an insect, or from standing on a chair or sitting in a high place. Try taking a picture of the same object from multiple perspectives. What’s the same? What’s different? What if you take a picture close up? How about from faraway?
  3. Make a display of your photos and drawings.
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Bright Horizons
Bright Horizons
In 1986, our founders saw that child care was an enormous obstacle for working parents. On-site centers became one way we responded to help employees – and organizations -- work better. Today we offer child care, elder care, and help for education and careers -- tools used by more than 1,000 of the world’s top employers and that power many of the world's best brands
Toddler planting flowers at a garden at Bright Horizons day care

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