What are the PLAY Tools? 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.
“Physical literacy is a gateway to an active lifestyle from childhood through to adulthood,” says PLAY creator Dr. Dean Kriellaars. “These tools will help us understand the factors that can be modified to improve the overall activity level of Canadians, leading to healthier, disease-free lives. If we don’t measure it – it isn’t important. This will place physical literacy on an equal footing with literacy and numeracy.”