RBC-Learn-to-Play-ProjectActive for Life and RBC are thrilled that you want to learn more about physical literacy and how to get Canada’s kids moving. Here are 11 articles that explain, in simple terms, what physical literacy is, and why it’s so important.

PhysicalLiteracyHomeImage_v1.0What’s physical literacy? Here’s what you need to know

The What, Why and How of Physical Literacy, and how parents can easily incorporate it into their children’s daily lives.


9 ways to tell if your child is physically literate

Simple questions to help parents assess physical literacy in children according to fundamental movement skills that are considered essential.

10 easy ways you can add physical literacy to your kids’ daily routine

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.

A boy jumps for joy in the classroom

If getting kids physically active increases their academic scores, why is it not being done in every Canadian school?

A Globe & Mail article recently reported that kids who get regular physical activity in school every day have better moods and achieve better academic results. The evidence is conclusive, and yet few Canadian schools take advantage of the practice.


10 ways raising a physically literate child is like raising a reader

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.


How playing multiple sports is good for your kids

Kids benefit from participating in many different sports and physical activities to better learn movement and sport skills.

parent-baby-beach-sandHow to give your baby an active start

New parents must not overlook the importance of giving their infants an active start in life by helping them to develop, from an early age, fundamental movement skills.

disabled-activityKids with disabilities can be active for life

Many programs and organizations in Canada have recognized that having a single disability doesn’t negate dozens of other abilities and possibilities for adapted play and physical activity. Schools, clubs, and health and recreation facilities are providing excellent opportunities for children with disabilities to experience adapted play, physical activity, and physical literacy.


Use our Skills Builder tool to help your child develop physical literacy

Physical literacy is a cornerstone of child development and physical activity for kids. It involves the fundamental sport skills children need to be physically active.


Physical literacy checklists

Explore our four checklists that will help you target the basic physical literacy skills that your child should be mastering at each age.

KidActive is a new mobile app with activities for kids and parents on the go

Active for Life activities

A collection of fun games and activities that you can play with your children, organized by age and the movement skill being developed.