Physical literacy is when kids have a range of basic movement skills and the confidence to participate in a wide variety of sports and physical activities. Kids who are physically literate can also apply their skills to new situations that are unfamiliar.

Kids develop physical literacy when they are given lots of fun opportunities to learn and play using different movement skills. Physical literacy is developed both through unstructured play–where kids can explore different skills on their own–and structured activities–where they can receive teaching and coaching to improve their skills.

Learn more about physical literacy with these articles, and help your child to develop physical literacy with our parent resources.