A photo here, a video there, that cute pose needs to be captured, and look what the little one is doing funny again – quick snap!
Thanks to our smartphones, we are able to quickly and easily capture everything digitally — both a curse and a blessing. Recently, we’ve been able to replay our children’s growth like a stop-motion film: From birth, moments with family, first steps, birthdays, vacations and babbling, families capture every moment. This documentation stretches over the years, so that a biography lasting several weeks could soon be shot with the image and video material.
For us adults, it might be special to preserve all those moments for the kids. After all, most of us don’t have the privilege of remembering so many childhood details. But is that a disadvantage? When we remember great moments from our past, they are so beautiful in our minds because we may have romanticized them for ourselves. Since we have no recorded evidence, no one can take that unique moment from our memory or make it less beautiful.
Not so, however, with our children: They will be able to see every moment, every action, and every event digitally in front of them in the future. So there will be no romanticizing or whitewashing. They will always be confronted with the pure moment, regardless of whether it was a more beautiful or better moment in their memory. Consequently, they will orient their memories to the digital ‘evidence`. That this form of growing up as a smartphone child has an impact on self-identification and one’s own perceptions should be indisputable. How these effects will manifest themselves, however, is still being researched (Jutta Wiesemann, Professor at University Siegen).
What solution are we left with?
We cannot predict the consequences for self-perception, but we can stem the flood of images. Instead of looking back at 826 927 digital pictures and videos after 18 years, it makes sense to sort the pictures photos directly at the end of a year and to keep the most beautiful, best and most important analog. A beautifully designed photo book or memory book with significant notes about the event will make kids much happier than the 7521st photo on their smartphone.
With the Juno app, you can easily capture your pictures digitally and write important notes about them. The app helps you select photos by allowing only a limited number of images to be uploaded per entry and event. The automated layout function helps to make printing the memory book as quick and easy as possible. For this purpose, an entire reminder book is automatically created from the app entries. If you would like to customize the layout yourself, you can of course do so individually in the editor. With the Juno memory book you create a great childhood memory for your children with selected moments and little stories of their life.