Physical Literacy is
the competence, confidence, and motivation
to be active for life.
Similar to how the ABCs are the foundation of reading and writing, fundamental movement skills are the foundation of physical literacy and active living.
Students deserve an education experience that no only focuses on academics, but also helps them BE healthier, happier humans.
The collection of free articles and resources below have been curated to help educators, parents, and community leaders to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the role and importance of physical literacy, and how it can be developed with students through fun and engaging programs.
10 Things YOU Need to Know!
Written by physical literacy expert, Melanie Levenberg, this free guide highlights 10 key facts that every teacher, administrator, and parent should understand about developing physical literacy.
What is Physical Literacy
Defining Physical Literacy ~ International Physical Literacy Association (IPLA)
Definition, Resources, and Conferences ~ www.physicalliteracy.ca
PHYSICAL LITERACY And PLAY
Importance of Play in Developing Physical Literacy: www.activeforlife.com
developing physical literacy through dance
5 Ways that Dance Develops Physical Literacy ~Melanie Levenberg
Play, physical literacy & mental health
The Decline of Play, and Rise of Mental Disorders ~ Peter Gray (TEDxNavesink)
physical literacy IN SCHOOLS
Academic Achievement and Physical Activity: A Meta-analysis ~ Álvarez-Bueno et al. (2017)
Physical Literacy for Educators ~ Mandigo et al. (2009)
physical literacy resources for school teachers
DANCEPL3Y Resources for Classroom Use