Kid Activities
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Tips on Using KidActivities.net Website

July 22, 2010 01:35 by Barbara Shelby

 

Welcome to Kid Activities!
A few tips to make the most of your visit...

First, this site displays the best on a desk top or lap top computer. All content does not show up on mobile divices. It is KidActivities goal to have that rectified by mid summer of 2015.

ABOUT THE CATEGORY LIST
At this time, there are more than 6000 pages on this site. You'll have a successful visit, if you use the 'Category List' on the left hand side of each page!

You'll find that some category choices 'cascade' to options within the title.  The cascade may then open to additional choices.

Example: Place your cursor on Holidays.
It then cascades to several 'list choices' (Chinese New Year-to Valentine's Day).
A theme such as "Chinese New Year' has only one page; whereas "Christmas" has several cascade choices. Click on the page you would like to view within the general Christmas theme.

TROUBLE SHOOTING FOR CATEGORY LIST...
Most Categories open to several pages. Follow the cascade and click on what you'd like. Otherwise, the page will revert back to the last page you viewed.

(If a page is not going where you'd like, the cascade either has not been followed, or it has not been clicked upon.)

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NOTE:

When clicking on a category that says "All pages or everything" for a certain topic or theme...there are a few pages linked together...but not all on that topic  are linked. Most pages have the other 'related topics' listed at the bottom of the page. (This has been done to save loading time) At one time, 10 pages of related topics were linked together.

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SEARCH FEATURE...

 

When used correctly, the Search Feature on each 'upper left page' can save time. When searching, use as few key words as possible--just one or two words may quickly find what you are looking for. Since each word you use may pull up several pages, entering several key words at the same time may result in too much information.

Entering 'misspelled words' in the 'Search feature' may result in no pages, or unwanted pages being listed.

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GIVE PAGES TIME TO FULLY LOAD!

Most pages are long with as 50 to 70 ideas (or more) on each page. Additionally--Theme, Seasonal and related topics are often linked to each other. Because of this, give pages a couple seconds before beginning to scroll down...What seemed like only a few ideas-will quickly grow into a ton! 

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USE THE 'NEWEST ADDITIONS' post.  (It is on the 'Home Page' under the 'Welcome Message'.
This post is frequently updated. Pages and themes that are popular or useful for an upcoming month are listed along with the newest categories. If you're a frequent visitor, the 'Newest Additions' column can be a real asset.

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COPYING 'KID ACTIVITIES' MATERIAL

You have permission to copy and use material for any childcare program, classroom, or home activity. If you wish to use KidActivities resources for a website or blog, material can not be copied without  permission, our name and a live direct link back to our page.

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IF YOU ARE PINING TO PINTEREST... please only use the photo image and activity name. Do not copy the directions/instuctions that go with the image or 'page idea' that you like. When you copy and entire page, it leaves no reason for other interested people to visit KidActivities website.

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FOR HOME USE~COLOR OF FONT PRINT...

KidActivities background is dark blue and the font is  white--after you copy and paste to your own computer, you will need to change the font color back to black. (The pale blue type on your white page will not show) Just hilight the copied material on your page--and change the print color to one of your choice.)

KIdActivities font size is usually 12 -- It is usually in the 'Verdana' font family. You may also want to adjust that.

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COMMENTS and RESPONSES
KidActivities is happy to receive  questions, comments, and suggestions. Any ideas you'd like to share are welcomed. Full credit will always be given to you.

Barbara Shelby can be contacted via the Contact Page.  All mail to this website is personally acknowledged as soon as possible.

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PRIVACY & POLICY STATEMENT...

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