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Active for Life: Early years educators toolkit

The early years are the right time to begin developing physical literacy. Through active exploratory play, children begin to develop the essential motor skills for lifelong physical activity and health. Early years educators can follow the links below to find resources for developing physical literacy.

Physical Literacy

What exactly is physical literacy? These graphics make it easy to understand.


Get kids moving and developing physical literacy with these resources:

Educate parents

Educate parents about physical literacy and promote your physical literacy programs using these resources:

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Help newcomers to Canada by sharing our resources and posters translated in 12 more languages.

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Connect parents with Active for Life

Help your parent community to get their family more active, more often by inviting them to:

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Professional development

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Stay current with these articles and resources:

Spread the word

Help spread the word about physical literacy by putting the following images on your blogs, webpages, and social media channels:

Get more resources

See these links to more online resources for physical literacy, education, and disabilities.

Tell other educators about Active for Life

Introduce other educators to Active for Life and physical literacy by sharing this early years handout.

Contact us

To talk with us directly about our resources or sharing our content, please contact Liz Smeaton.