Tools for Capturing and Sharing the First Day of School

Whether it’s your child’s first day of the first day of preschool, a milestone year such as the first day of kindergarten, middle, or high school, or just another incredible year, it’s always wonderful to capture the first day to share it with friends and loved ones and have it to look back on fondly as your children grow older. Whether you’re an amateur, budding photographer, or a pro, or just love to share those first day photos with friends and loved ones near and far, here are some great tools to help you capture first day memories.

Elmer’s 1st Day of School App— Elmer’s Products (yes, the company that makes glue!) has created a brand new free app just in time for school that allows parents to record and save first day of school memories. Snap photos using your smartphone and then create albums via the secure 1st Day website where they will be stored. Galleries can also be shared securely by email and on Facebook. Uploading them to the 1st Day Website provides convenience since all photos will be in one place and busy moms and dads won’t have to spend time searching for favorite images between phones, computers, flash drives, hard drives, and other digital devices.

Storymark App— Storymark lets you combine photos and videos to share precious moments using your child’s own words. Take a picture with your smartphone or use one from your photo library, record any sound or personalized message, and send it to friends and family within seconds. Special moments captured through StoryMark are housed in my phone’s library keeping them private until you’re ready to share them via email, Facebook, and other social networks. The Storymark app is available for iPhone and Android.

MomAgenda School Years and Sports Years— For parents who prefer to have a hard evidence of their child’s school years and prefer an organized, yet not overwhelming way to save treasured memories, MomAgenda School Years helps organize important mementos from kindergarten through 12th grade by providing places for report cards, class pictures, and art and writing samples, for each school year. MomAgenda also makes a Sports Years version to remember each season’s memorable moments, teammates, team photos, and more.

Content young boy in front of yellow school bus waiting to board on first day back to school via Shutterstock. All other images courtesy of the companies.

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