November Blog_2019

Blue's Blog November 2019


November 4, 2019 - pdf version

Hi everyone! It is November and my clubhouse friends and I are excited to share with you our love of reading and enjoying books.  Did you know that November is Picture Book Month?  We love picture books, really any books.  We’ve worked together with friends to create an active picture book, “Let’s Move with Blue and Friends”, of who we are and how we like to move our bodies to stay healthy!  

We also like other books, especially those books that help us stay healthy.  We love to hear stories about eating healthy and being active.  Our Be Active Kids friends have created a one-pager that list books that will help get us moving during story or circle time.   We encourage you to try some of these books and see what you think.   Also, check out our story on a trip to the farm that can be found in the Be Active Kids Movement Guide.



Literacy in Motion A Trip to the Farm


You probably think I have forgotten that November is also time a to be thankful, especially with Thanksgiving this month.  We are thankful we have had a great year of sharing and creating opportunities for young children to be physically and mentally healthy and helping providers and partners share information to encourage opportunities for active play.

We encourage you to celebrate National Picture Book Month and have your kiddos be active as they listen to your read.   We ask that you take a minute and reflect on what you have to be thankful for as well.  We want to hear from you when you do! Email your stories, thoughts, and pictures to or share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using #beactiveblue, #caughtbeingactive, and @beactivekids.



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