We’ve all been there, scrolling down to a story on a website and having to decide what to do next.
“What to post about?” you might ask.
“Where to put the pictures?”
“How to share the video?”
“Is this relevant?”
“Is this funny?”
“Who should I reach out to?”
All of these questions are answered by the way you design your site for children.
We’ll cover the basics here.
Select your primary subject matter for your kids website First, choose a subject matter that you think will be interesting to children and that will also be accessible to adults.
Some of the topics we’ll cover here are: animals, sports, history, art, fashion, food, health, foodies, travel, and children.
Create the main navigation elements This is a common topic for kids websites.
You don’t need to worry about creating navigation elements for all your children’s websites.
Some sites do have nav buttons for each section, but they’re not required and you can choose to use the default navigation elements instead.
We will talk about these navigation elements in more detail in the next section.
For now, we’ll just focus on the navigation elements you’ll need to create for your children website.
Create a Navigation Box.
This is your main navigation box.
It will show up on all of your childrens websites.
It’s not just a text box or a button, it’s a container for your content.
It should be a blank space where children can type and click.
The easiest way to create a navigation box is to use a Google Font Picker tool.
Just select the text and click Create Font Pickers.
Once the font is created, it will appear on your childs website.
Create content for your child’s site When you’re ready to start designing, you need to make sure your content is engaging.
This means creating content that is easy to navigate to, easy to read, and easy to share.
For example, you might want to include a link to a childs Facebook page, or a photo of your own children.
The first thing you need is content that children can share on Facebook.
Here are some tips for creating engaging content for children’s sites: Make it easy to get to the childrens site.
If you’re creating a new website, you should focus on making your content as easy to find as possible.
To make it easy for children to share your content, use a Facebook share button.
If they don’t have a Facebook account, create one.
If your child has a Facebook page or Instagram account, you can create one by clicking on the icon in the upper left-hand corner of your child s homepage.
Add children s posts to a category.
Make sure your children s photos are tagged with your photos.
If children are using Instagram, you want to make it a part of their feed.
For a better experience, use the hashtags to add hashtags for children s content.
Add a caption for each photo.
Children should not be able to see their own photos without a caption.
The best way to add captions to children s images is to create an icon.
This icon should be on top of the photo, like a heart or a star.
If it’s not there, then children need to click on the picture to reveal a caption or icon.
The icon will be on your children site’s home page, and you’ll see it when the child sees it.
For more information about creating captions for childrens photos, see Creating captions on children s sites.
When you create a caption, it should be as simple as possible, but it should also be informative.
Use child s tags to give your child the information he or she needs.
For an example of how to use child s tag suggestions, see Using child s content for child s sites: Use childs search bar.
For children s navigation, the search bar should be displayed in the bottom-right corner of the navigation bar.
Children need to be able find their navigation, so you can use childs navigation bar to give them easy access to their content.
When children search for something on your website, they need to know exactly what they’re looking for, so it’s important that your content looks and feels good.
For examples of using child s search bar, see How to use children s search box to give children the information they need.
Create some short videos to help kids discover your content Make sure that your videos are appropriate for your site.
Kids use their smartphones and tablets more than their computers, so videos are often used to teach children to use mobile devices.
They also make it easier for kids to share their photos and videos on social media.
Children also like to learn about their surroundings, so creating a short video about a place you visit can make the learning experience easier for them.
Make videos about places you visit.
Kids will love watching your