Scoring Sheets

Instructions: Identify the stage you believe the child is at, compared to other children the same age.

  1. Use the rubric to choose a box (the rubric is found in Appendix A).
  2. Place a vertical line in the box to indicate the child’s skill. The right side of the box indicates a higher level of skill.

Example: 

Compared to other children the same age, how would you rate this child on each of the following skills?

1. Sending upper body (using body only/no equipment; e.g. arms/hands/head)


2. Sending lower body (using body only/no equipment; e.g. legs/feet)


3. Sending with equipment (e.g. bat, stick)


4. Receiving upper body (using body only; e.g. catching with hands/arms)


5. Receiving lower body (using body only; e.g. stopping an object with feet)


6. Receiving with equipment (e.g. glove, stick)


7. Transporting upright (run/hop/jump/skip)


8. Transporting prone (rolling/tumbling)


9. Body control stationary (e.g. maintaining balance while putting on shoes)


10. Body control moving (e.g. is able to maintain balance when moving to catch a ball)

The next few items are about daily activities and play common in the preschool setting that require coordinated movements. This time, check the box that applies.

Compared to children the same age, how would you rate the child on the following? 

11. Uses a variety of moving vehicles (e.g. tricycle; pedal car; scooter) outside during play


12. Uses playground equipment (e.g. climbing apparatus; slide)


13. Can move inside the classroom without bumping into objects or people who are NOT moving


14. Can move inside the classroom without bumping into moving objects or people

The following items are about motivation and enjoyment related to physical literacy. Check the box that applies.

Compared to children the same age, do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

15. When given the choice, this child will usually choose active games/play that use movement competencies (e.g. jumping, throwing, kicking, etc.) instead of more sedentary activities (e.g. playing in the sandbox, building blocks, colouring).


16. When participating in active games and play that use a variety of different movement competencies, the child often seems confident in his/her abilities.


17. When the opportunity to participate in new active games and play that use a variety of movement competencies, the child seems cautious/hesitant.


18. When participating in active games and play that use a variety of different movement competencies, the child seems to enjoy the experiences. 


19. Overall, when thinking about this child’s physical literacy (combined movement skills, coordinated action, motivation and enjoyment), how would you rate this child compared to other children the same age? (place a vertical line along the box that best captures where you think this child is in his/her physical literacy journey now)

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