Physical Literacy Resources

“Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.” – International Physical Literacy Association, May 2014

Take a moment to search through the following websites to learn more about physical literacy and its assessment, and gain access to hundreds of physical literacy activities and lesson plans.

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Active for Life

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Active for Life helps Canadians raise physically literate kids.

At Activeforlife.com parents, educators and coaches will find fun activities, engaging articles, and free resources to get kids active, healthy and happy.

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Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL)


Website: CAPL
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The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL) is an evidence-based assessment protocol created and developed by researchers at the CHEO Research Institute.

The CAPL Tool is a short, easy-to-administer series of tests that can be used to assess and monitor physical literacy. It can be used by coaches, educators, public health professionals and parents to increase physical literacy in children.

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CIRA Ontario

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CIRA Ontario is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage, promote and develop active living, healthy lifestyles and personal growth through intramural and recreational programs. CIRA Ontario believes that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in athletic and recreational activities, regardless of skill or fitness level.

Their website has tons of free physical literacy games in both video and document formats.

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Fit Kids Healthy Kids

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Fit Kids Healthy Kids is a free physical literacy program funded by Doctors Manitoba and supported by Sport Manitoba. Fit Kids Healthy Kids travels across Manitoba to provide children and their adult leaders programs based on fundamental movement skills.

The Fit Kids Healthy Kids website has great resources available for parents and leaders to encourage physical activity.

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Passport for Life

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Passport for Life is a physical literacy assessment tool developed by Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada). It supports the awareness, assessment, development and advancement of physical literacy among students and teachers from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The tool assesses four components of physical literacy: Active Participation, Living Skills, Fitness Skills and Movement Skills and each student is provided with a personalized passport with results for each category. The passport is used as an ongoing, formative and informational tool that students can use for learning and subsequent goal setting and development of physical literacy.

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PHE Canada – Move Think Learn

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The Move Think Learn Series of PHE Canada supports physical activity leaders working with children in grades 4-9 develop their physical literacy through unique, inclusive, and fun activities.

Register for free to download the program. The Move Think Learn Series offers sport in focus programs for basketball, football, hockey, ringette, soccer, team handball, badminton, squash, canoe-kayak, cycling, cricket, softball, archery, and curling.

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PHE Canada – Physical Literacy

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Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) is a recognized leader in physical and health education and supports healthy, active kids by promoting and advancing quality health and physical education opportunities.

Check out this part of the PHE Canada website to learn more about physical literacy (PL) as well as gain access to valuable PL resources. Topics covered include PL for life, educational strategies, a PL checklist, PL and injury prevention, and information for parents.

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PHE Canada – Physical Literacy Educational Strategies

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This page of the Physical and Health Education Canada website outlines strategies for educators to create a positive physical literacy learning environment for students.

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The above links are provided for informational and convenience purposes only; participation by the Northeastern Ontario Research Team for Health and Physical Activity (NORTH PA) lab does not imply endorsement by, or partnership with any of the listed organizations, resources and/or links. The NORTH PA lab bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external sites or for that of subsequent links. Please contact the external sites for answers to questions regarding its content.

 

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