Over half term Vtech invited us to the White Grounds Skate park as they wanted the girls to try out the Kidizoom Action Cam. We were very excited as there were to be displays and lessons in scooting, BMX and Skateboards too.
Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam
The Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam, also known as the Fun Cam, is a very neat gadget. It’s pocket size and can be hand held. You can take both photos and videos with it via buttons on the top of the camera. Other settings allow you to playback the footage or see the photos you have taken and watch/see them on the screen on the back of the Action Cam, where you can delete or add stickers and other fun features.
The Action Cam comes with a waterproof case so it can be used in the swimming pool and the sea and it also has a sturdy mount so it can be attached to bikes, skateboards, scooters and more.
Excitingly on our way home the girls were playing with the controls on the back of the camera to take a look at the footage they had made at the Skatepark and they found a games button with three different games, Super Boarder, Mountain Bike and Crazy Captain. These kept them busy all the way home as they drummed up points and mastered the new games.
I can see this becoming the travel accessory of the summer 2015, with kids having great fun trying new skills on their bikes or scooters and taking videos of their stunts. It’s a means of learning how to improve and mastering the art of video at the same time.
All the images and footage can be downloaded on to a computer and kept for future reference.
White Grounds Skate Park – London Bridge
We were invited along by Vtech to a very cool skate park minutes from London Bridge Station and under the arches of the train tracks above. With graffited walls and special slides, arches and steps put in for stunts we watched some members perform tricks and stunts to get the kids into the spirit. Then each child could choose to use a skateboard, a scooter or a BMX bike.
Surprisingly, for me, Alice went for the BMX and after an hour of riding around she has mastered standing up and riding gently up a slope. I think she has potential and would like to give her the opportunity to discover more as I could see she was really enjoying it. Her Kidizoom Action Cam is attached to the centre of the handlebars taking in all her stunts and cycling.
Bessie went with the scooter, the difference being from the scooters we have at home that this was a stunt scooter meaning the board you stand on could turn 360 degrees on itself. She too managed to scoot slopes and in and out of the kids successfully. See Bessie’s Kidizoom Action Cam mounted on the handlebars in this image.
Disclosure: We were invited to the event in London and the girls were given a Kidizoom Action Cam to take home. All words and opinions and images are my own and may not be copied without my permission.