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Monday, August 22, 2011


If you are like most of the world, you have at least one family member who lives far away from you. Perhaps you are the family member who lives far away. It can be hard to have your children get to know and recognize family members who live far away.

One idea to help the child be familiar is to make a slideshow with pictures of family members. Making a slideshow is much easier than you might think.

If you have a PC, you might already have software that easily creates a slideshow. It is Windows Movie Maker. If you have the newest version of Windows, you might not have it, but you can download it for free. Search "Windows Live Movie Maker" and  you will find it. I understand that Apple also has great software for making slideshows easily.

Gather some photos, put it to music, and your children will have fun watching it over and over again! I recently made a slide show for a family reunion. I included about 20 pictures from each family as well as photos from family events like Christmas, Halloween, etc. Our children love to sit and watch it.

1 comment:

Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace said...

I used Windows Movie Maker to make a video for my daughter's first birthday. It was great because I was able to put still photos and video and music all together.
Great idea to do one of far away family members!


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