What’s physical literacy you ask? Physical literacy is about individuals developing the skills and confidence to be active for life.
The school years are an important development period creating the foundation for future participation and greater wellness. Where are you on your physical literacy journey? It’s not just about kids.
In today’s more sedentary and risk adverse society, children require instruction, repetition and unstructured play to develop the wide variety of movement competencies that are needed to enjoy a good quality of life.
Think of moving more often, in more ways, in more places. In-class activity breaks refresh and refocus students. Classroom activities also contribute to the children’s recommended daily minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity. Or take it outside where we know kids will move more. The bonus is that research shows that by combining activity with learning, cognition is increased.
Learning to move is just as important as the ability to read and write and ActiveForLife.com is a place to go for inspiration and resources:
- Activity ideas
- Lesson Plan Builder
- 10 Week Modules
- Instructional and Assessment Videos
- @ActiveForLife and @AfLresources and Facebook
Thanks to Principal Duncan White and the impressive group of teachers at Richmond School. Thanks also to CBE’s Nadeen Halls who provided curriculum and Comprehensive School Health links.
Lynn Jobe (@mlejobe) at ActiveforLife.com is committed to advancing the physical literacy movement in Canada. #collaboration