How Cool Tech Can Inspire Your Child

(StatePoint) Many kids gravitate toward technology, leaving parents looking for ways to introduce it to them in a safe, age-appropriate way. Here are three examples of how kids can turn to their gadgets and gear to inspire their creative side, build new skills and even get outdoors and on the move:

• Make a Movie: Budding creators and cinematographers can sharpen their technical skills and become content creators using the new KidiZoom Creator Cam digital camera from VTech. This high-definition video camera kit features a green screen and over 20 animated backgrounds that let kids pretend to get chased by a T-Rex, go to outer space or even disappear. Setting up the shot with the tabletop tripod (which turns into a selfie stick) and using the built-in microphone, kid creators can capture great footage, then use the easy, on-screen editing tools to add intros and music or produce trick shots and time-lapse video. With safety in mind, there is no built-in Wi-Fi, giving parents control over how kids share their content. After a masterpiece is complete, at parent’s discretion, the video can be uploaded and shared with friends and family via the included USB cable.