Capture your child’s preschool days

by Rachel B Posted on August 01, 2010

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While looking at the amazing customer photo books in our Shutterfly Gallery, I came across many examples showing kids in daycare and preschool – and it made me realize that capturing school memories isn’t limited to K through 12 – it also includes the preschool years.

So if your little one is attending daycare or preschool, make sure you to take snapshots of their experiences. What could be cuter than your daughter laughing with her little daycare buddies, your son eating his jell-o before his sandwich, or all the daycare kids trying on hats just because?

If you don’t have time to be the designated photo parent, take a couple minutes to create a classroom Share site and have other parents and teachers upload their photos to the site. This makes it super easy to view everyone’s images – even purchase them if you choose. You can also create a photo book featuring everyone’s pictures, which makes a great keepsake for parents, teachers, and daycare providers!

If you need some inspiration to get you started, check out these adorable photo book examples.

Jenni Book
The Gang


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  1. ElleSnaps Says:

    I can not wait for Kyleigh to start school, just so I can take those fun, fun pictures. Great article!

  2. Joey Says:

    Fun article for sure. I would be the aunt that wouldn’t go away and I’d capture every moment of Madeline’s preschool year. Hmmm, i should ask if I can do this when she goes!!
    Love this!

  3. Creole Mama Says:

    This is the 3rd year that I have used Shutterfly as gifts to my pre-schooler’s teachers. I have chronicled the entire class’ year and received rave reviews from the teachers and jealous parents. Recently, I tried a different approach and asked each parent to supply me with three photos of their child, a letter of thanks and a piece of art created by their child. It came out wonderful and with the amount of kids in the class, only cost me about $5 after everyone chipped in! Keep those templates coming. I am sold on your books! Check mine out!

  4. AnnAbbott Says:

    This year I am in charge of sharing the preschools adventures and activities….and I am going to do it with a Shutterfly Share Site! I cant wait to give each class its own page. I am going to assign on parent per class to keep their child’s class updated! WhhoooHoo

  5. shannonr Says:

    my son starts pre-k in Sept and though this is a scary experience for all of us (he is our only child), i am looking forward to creating a photobook about his (and ours) experience throughout the school year. It all begins next week with his first ice cream social. I look forward to all the funfilled events that he will be taking part in and that i can create memories from. Thanks for a great article.

  6. BarbaraJ Says:

    Great article. I think the preschools years are that gentle step away from home before staring to school. I have so many wonder keepsakes in photobooks of my grandkids.
    Thank you for the article.

more about Rachel B

Thank you for visiting “Picture More”, Shutterfly's Community Blog. My name is Rachel, and I come from a long line of photo enthusiasts. My grandparents kept a large (and heavy!) collection of family photo albums in their living room, which my sister and I loved looking through. My mother continued the tradition by becoming a hobby photographer (phrases like “smile, “hold that pose” and “let me get my camera” were a constant part of our lives). Now my sister and I are avid camera fans. She takes beautiful pictures of her children, and I enjoy capturing the many far-away places my husband and I visit. What I love about Shutterfly is that it helps me turn my photos into meaningful keepsakes like photo books, calendars, and photo gifts (I love my coasters, posters, mug and mouse pad!). My memories are now a part of my everyday life, not living in a shoe box or hard drive. And what I love about "Picture More" is that it will help us get even more creative with our pictures. I'm excited to exchange ideas with all of you!

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