what is physical literacy?

JIM GROVE:

Physical literacy is what kids have when they acquire the essential motor competencies and movement skills to do lots of different sports and physical activities. Kids aren’t just born with it. They develop it over time just like reading and writing. And with competency comes the confidence to move more. …

To develop physical literacy, our kids need lots of opportunities to play active games and learn movement skills. They need regular unstructured play when they are small, and they need increasingly structured activities as they get older …

It doesn’t matter whether or not our kids choose to chase an Olympic dream. That’s a decision for them to make. But we should be delighted if they grow comfortable enough in their bodies to stay active, happy, and healthy throughout their lives. …

The one crucial thing missing from your kid’s education: physical literacy

physical literacy

(via @GymnasticsBC)

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