Through funding provided by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, Be Active Kids Movement Guides are available for free to any North Carolina child care provider or teacher who works with children birth to five years of age. Providers and teachers are asked to attend a training session given by a local Be Active Kids Trainer. Over 200 active, dedicated volunteers serve as Be Active Kids Trainers statewide. Be Active Kids Movement Guides and associated resources are distributed at training sessions where participants learn how to effectively use the kits in the classroom. For information about trainers in your county, contact the Be Active Kids Program Specialist.
Based on years of evaluation and overwhelming demand and in collaboration with the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC, we have developed an extensive, evidence-based Movement Guide. This one of a kind Movement Guide has a strong focus on the development of fundamental motor skills and movement concepts that will enable children to build the foundation for a lifetime of movement and active play that is both successful and enjoyable.
80 lesson plans for infants, toddlers, twos, & preschoolers*
11 essential appendices including child care rules, rating scales and more
* Be Active Kids lesson plans are designed to be developmentally appropriate, fun, and interactive for children birth to five year of age. Each lesson activity is designed around motor skills, movement concepts, and academic connections. The five cuddly and adventurous Be Active Kids characters include Blue the caring cub, Glide the bird, Swing the monkey, Leap the rabbit, and Dart the dog. Using these characters as their guides, children can take an imaginary trip to the park, hike to a farm, tackle an indoor obstacle course, and much more.
- Training script
- Useful handouts and forms
- Be Active Kids clip art
One-Pager Play Resources
These links should be used for reference only, and should not serve as a substitute for the actual kit.
If you received your Be Active Kids kit before January 1, 2014, you need to update your training and receive a new Movement Guide. The previous Be Active Kids kit and associated curricular resources are still effective and can be used. Please note that some of the nutritional information in the old kits and statistics in the trainers guide (CD-ROM) are likely to be out-of-date.