What is Physical Literacy?
People who are physically literate have the competence, confidence and motivation to enjoy a variety of sports and physical activities. As a result, they are more likely to stay active.
But what is physical literacy exactly?
Like reading and arithmetic, which develop a literary or numerical vocabulary, physical literacy develops a “movement vocabulary” of fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills.
These skills are the basis for moving with competence and confidence in every kind of activity environment:
on the ground, both indoor and outdoor
in and on water
on snow and ice
in the air
Our children need to learn physical literacy in a wide range of settings and from many different people. However, the responsibility for developing a physically literate child ultimately rests with parents and guardians.