Free tools and learning materials
Active for Life makes it easy for you to educate and mobilize parents. As you launch your program, teach parents about physical literacy by using the proven tools below. Help them understand why physical literacy is important for their child, and they’ll sign up and spread the word about your program.
Note: As Active for Life is a Canadian charity, we endeavour to fill the needs of Canadian organizations first. However, we will do our best to answer requests from outside Canada when possible.
1. Postcards for parents
Active for Life can provide you with postcards that explain what physical literacy is and why it matters for kids. Parents love them!
We design, print, and ship you the postcards (no cost to you) and you distribute them to parents.
2. Physical literacy web page
We’ve created a special web page filled with a great infographic and our most popular articles about physical literacy.
3. Physical Literacy infographic
What is physical literacy? If you are educating parents on the concept for the first time, it can be tricky to communicate some of the nuances. This colourful infographic summarizes a lot of complex ideas into a simple format that parents will understand. You can either direct parents to the infographic webpage or you can download the infographic and print it as a poster handout.
DOWNLOAD THE INFOGRAPHIC
4. Multisport poster
For most sports and physical activities, kids should avoid specializing too early. In fact, they should try as many different sports and activities as possible before their teen years. You can help parents and coaches understand the benefits of multisport for kids by downloading this fun and informative poster in either 8.5×11 or 11×17 formats.
DOWNLOAD 8.5×11 POSTER
DOWNLOAD 11×17 POSTER
5. Physical literacy slideshow
6. Printable articles for parents
These articles have been well received by parents because of their simplicity and relevance. During your program, you can print copies and hand them out to parents for added learning:
- 8 ways to tell if your child is physically literate
- 10 ways raising a physically literate child is like raising a reader
- Raising a healthy, happy, successful kid
7. “Parent Promise” poster
Encourage parents to commit to making physical activity a priority at home with this Parent Promise poster. Display in high traffic areas, in classrooms, and school offices and at community events.
8. Physical literacy quiz
We have developed a simple fun quiz to help educate parents about physical literacy. Please feel free to download this big box and post it on your site or include it in your eNewsletters. Be sure to link it to activeforlife.com/pl-quiz/
DOWNLOAD BIG BOX
9. Fortune teller
For school age kids, download and print this fortune teller, a favourite playground game, that gets kids practicing some of the fundamental movements that create the foundation for physical literacy. But don’t worry, they won’t realize that’s what they’re doing because they’ll be too busy having a blast with their friends (hint: you can try it too … how’s your physical literacy?)
10. Recipe for an active day
Sometimes it’s a challenge to come up with fresh ideas for being active at home. This printable poster provides a wide variety of ideas for parents, kids, and families to get moving in fun and imaginative ways.
11. Posters of active kids
Similar in appearance to our postcards, these letter size posters are perfect for broadcasting the physical literacy message in public spaces such as schools, recreation centres, and health offices.
12. Bookmarks explaining physical literacy
Adapted from our popular physical literacy infographic, these colourful eye-catching bookmarks will stick with your reading audiences. Every time one of your parents opens their favourite tome, they will be reminded that physical literacy is just as important for their kids as reading literacy.
13. Presentation Slide
Are you planning a presentation for educators, coaches, or others who could benefit from the content at Active for Life? You can use this slide to raise awareness of Active for Life’s articles and resources.