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Physical Literacy For Children

Physical Literacy Children

All children need opportunities to be physically active in order to: discover the connection this creates between themselves and the world; learn how and why their bodies move to reduce the chances of injury later in life; and build the competence and confidence that comes with being physically literate.

Children who have less physical skills tend to play less, have fewer opportunities to develop physical literacy and are more likely to withdraw from physical activity, sometimes for a lifetime. Children as young as six years old begin to withdrawal from physical activity, especially in group situations.

Just as parents ensure their children have opportunities to learn to read, write and do mathematics, they should also ensure their children become physically literate.

Programs Focusing on Physical Literacy for Children

Browse through our Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 Leisure Guide to find programs focusing on physical literacy for children. 

Leisure Guide