The elementary school years are an important time for developing physical literacy whether your child attends a traditional school or learns in a home education setting.

Through fun games and active play, children develop the movement skills and confidence that form the foundation for a lifetime of physical activity and health. Through regular physical activity, they also become better learners.

Getting parents involved is sometimes the best way to get children involved. As Chris Fenlon-MacDonald writes at the Ever Active Schools blog, “Evidence suggests parental involvement in their child’s education yields positive outcomes for the students, teachers and parents.”

We can help with that.

Following the links below, teachers can find a wide variety of teaching resources and information to help children develop physical literacy in the early years, including engaging parents in the process.

Here are some top picks:

More resources

Physical Literacy

What exactly is physical literacy? This graphic makes it easy to understand.

Look at our physical literacy checklists for ages 0 to 9.

Get the word out by putting these images on your blogs, webpages, and social media channels.

Activities and lesson plans

Ready to get your kids moving and developing physical literacy? Check out these links:

Activating parents

Want to promote your physical literacy program? Educate parents? These links will help you:

Other organizations that can help

Articles for parents and teachers

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