The elementary years are an important time for developing physical literacy. Through games and active play, children develop the fundamental movement skills and confidence that support lifelong physical activity and health. Elementary teachers can follow the links below to find resources for helping kids to develop physical literacy at school and at home.

Physical Literacy

What exactly is physical literacy? These graphics make it easy to understand.

Activities and lesson plans

Get your students moving and developing physical literacy with these resources:

Educate parents

Teach parents about physical literacy and support activity at home with these resources:

Connect parents with Active for Life

Help your parent community to get their family more active, more often by inviting them to:

Share articles with parents and other educators

Need content for your school newsletter or web site? You are welcome to reprint our stories if you follow our guidelines. A few favourites for educators:

A few favourites for parents:

Professional development

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Stay current with the latest research in child development and early years physical literacy with these articles and resources:

Spread the word

Help spread the word about physical literacy by sharing the following images on your blogs, webpages, and social media channels:

Get more resources

See these links to more online resources for physical literacy, education, and disabilities.

Tell other educators about Active for Life

Introduce other educators to Active for Life and physical literacy by sharing this elementary years handout.

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