August Blog_2020

Blue's Blog August 2020


August 1, 2020 - pdf version


Hey Friends!  

Can you believe everyone is already talking about going back to school?  Well, they are also talking about how this school year is going to be different than any other because of the Coronavirus pandemic continuing.    Since so many people are still getting sick, things will continue to be different; wearing masks, doing virtual school, not playing sports, not getting to see family or friends.  We are all being asked to continue take precautions to help “slow the spread” of the virus and keep everyone healthy.



Here are a few tips that will help everyone to stay healthy, happy, and active as we start the school year in a pandemic:

  1. Wash your hands well and often with soap and warm water.
  2. Wear a mask when in public places.
  3. Eat healthy meals and snacks.
  4. Create a work space for your school time routines.
  5. Limit the amount of news or media that you see.
  6. Limit the amount of non-school related screen time.
  7. Get outside often and for extended periods of time.
  8. Video conference with teachers, friends and family members.
  9. Get on a good sleep schedule where you are getting plenty of sleep.
  10. Create new home routines to that are flexible to adapt to virtual school and your parents’ work schedules.
  11. Include time for “specials” during your virtual school day; physical education, art, music and media.
  12. Take time to relax and unwind through meditation, stretching, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, and more.


No one knows when this pandemic will be over, but we all know that if will be a lot easier on everyone if we follow the rules the experts have encouraged us to follow; wash, wait and wear.  We are encouraged to wash our hands often, encouraged to wait or stand 6 feet apart (social distancing), and to wear a mask.   Following these three rules will help you and those around to avoid the Coronavirus.




- Blue the Caring Cub


  • Preservice Teachers Learn to Use Be Active Kids in Limited Spaces

    I really enjoyed our class meeting. It was interesting to discover that you can do just about anything with children in the classroom where there may not be much space to encourage them to be active.  A change that I will make in my own life is to be more active, as well as my daughter. I will share this information with my friends that have children such as yoga animals, or Simon Says.

    Cathy Sesta, Parent & Child Care Provider
  • Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute

    Thank you for inviting me to be part of this year’s Institute. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the experience. You’re doing amazing work and I hope I’ll be able to continue contributing to it a bunch in the future.

    Rae Pica,
  • Plenty of Resources That I Can Use and Share

    This class was informative, and I look forward to being physically active with young children. On Friday, I volunteered at a Parents Night Out through my daughter's school. When I got there the kids were watching a movie. I got them up to play Simon Says and Red Light Green Light, however, after that I was stuck on what to do. I wish I had the knowledge I gained from this class, to have made it more exciting.

    I enjoyed your Land and Lake Activity.

    Venessa Wright, Parent & Child Care Provider
  • Be Active Kids Trainers Rock!

    I loved the training.  I would have loved it more if I had the other teachers from my center there also.  I am really looking forward to taking my kit to work and sharing it with my staff.  I liked Brittney, she reminded me of myself as far as being very active and motivated.  When I am at work with my little ones we stay busy all day.  I feel like singing my instructions and dancing my actions helps them to focus better on what I need for them to do.  Britney was great and I learned a lot from her. I am always trying to find new little ways to get the kids moving.

    Tiffany Daniel, Sandhill Community College

    The Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute was just wonderful!  Thank you again for including me in such an important effort to create and sustain leaders in EC physical activity. I would love to return to NC anytime that you think I can help. I enjoyed meeting the folks who work with you and hearing about all of the great things that are planned. 

    Linda Carson, Choosy Kids
  • Be Active Kids has Much to Offer

    Congratulations to you and everyone who has been promoting PA for young
    children in NC. You have much to be proud of here. Be Active Kids is an excellent source of ideas for promoting active play in unstructured settings. The Be Active Kids website also has resources on promoting unstructured active play. I encourage folks to review these resources. 

    Diane Craft, SUNY Cortland & Active Play Books