What is physical literacy?

What is physical literacy? Physical activity is a lot more fun when we’re physically literate. If we want children to be active for life, they need to develop physical literacy at a young age. Physicalliteracy.ca offers coaches, recreation professionals and health practitioners access to a wide range of resources that can help people become physically literate.

The PLAY tools are now available!

The Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (PLAY) tools are meant to improve our population’s level of physical literacy. Directed at individuals aged seven and up, the PLAY Tools determine gaps in physical literacy development,
and provide calls-to-action to help improve these areas.

To get a sense of what physical literacy is and why it’s important, check out this three-minute video. It includes definitions as well as key facts and stats regarding physical activity levels among children and youth. You’ll understand the benefits of physical literacy, but also the dangers of physical inactivity. As the video states, “It’s not just about sports. It’s about giving children and youth the opportunity to succeed – to live a happy, healthy, long life.”

Physical Literacy in Hamilton
Lauren Yearwood and Physical Literacy - Shaw TV Victoria
Lauren Yearwood and Physical Literacy
Sport Wales - Physical Literacy
Sport Wales - Physical Literacy

If there's someone in this country who knows physical literacy, it's Dr. Dean Kriellaars.

"It's as important as reading and writing skills, and the ability to work with numbers," he said during a presentation at the 2013 CS4L Summit.