Active for Life is a national initiative helping parents raise happy, healthy kids. Our purpose is to educate, inspire, and support Canadian parents in helping kids develop physically literacy. These eight articles will explain, in simple terms, what physical literacy is, and why it’s so important for your children.
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The What, Why and How of Physical Literacy, and how parents can easily incorporate it into their children’s daily lives.
These simple questions help parents assess physical literacy in children according to fundamental movement skills that are considered essential elements of child physical literacy.
Both literacy and physical literacy are crucial ingredients to the proper development of your kids. Just remember to keep each one age appropriate and fun. Like any skill, with repetition both will become second nature.
Athlete and sport specialization is a hot topic in long term athlete development for parents who want to pressure their children to become superstar professional athletes, but they should look at late specialization, sport sampling and early diversification rather than early specialization in sport.
If you want your child to lead an active and healthy life, here are 10 ways to get them on the right path, from building physical activity into your family’s daily routine, to spending more time outdoors.
Here are some simple ways for your kids to practice fundamental movement skills, and to make them a part of their daily routine around the house.
More than 50 fun, skill-building activities you can do anywhere.
Explore our four checklists that will help you target the basic physical literacy skills that your child should be mastering at each age.