Physical Literacy

Child holding a basketball

Promote the understanding and awareness of Physical Literacy for life

“Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.”  – The International Physical Literacy Association, May 2014

Canadian Sport for Life is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. Canadian Sport for Life links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming.

Active for Life is the place where parents go to learn about how to make a difference in the health and happiness of their children.

Children, Youth and Parents
Wondering what physical literacy is? Learn how you can support your child’s growth, development, and well-being through physical literacy!

A key message embedded in the theory and practice of physical literacy is to gain the skills necessary to be active for life! It’s never too late to start!

Early Years Educators
Just like learning the 1-2-3s and A-B-Cs is an important step towards numeracy and literacy skill,  learning to run- hop-throw is an essential step for getting kids ready to be active for life!

Find resources, lesson plans, and websites that will help you effortlessly incorporate physical literacy into your daily classroom routine and the Ontario School Curriculum!

Camp Counsellors
Trying to find games and activities to keep your kids engaged and occupied can tricky when you have a diverse group with a large range of abilities. Physical Literacy is a framework you can use to help your camp kids gain meaningful skills and abilities!