Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth

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.”

Why do we make our kids play like adults? - Formats
Formats - Why do we make our kids play like adults?
A Chance to be Active for Life (silent)
A Chance to be Active for Life
Dr. Dean Kriellaars: physical literacy and health
Dr. Dean Kriellaars: physical literacy and health

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.

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