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January 6, 2014

It is really simply indeed.  Teaching the fundamental movement skills opens up many doors for kids.  Sport, physical activity, free play will become even more enjoyable if kids are proficient with movement.  This will not only lead to increased physical well-being, but also the social and emotional well-being of our youth.  Sometimes kids say it best.  This video touches on the importance of learning the fundamental movement skills. 

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October 5, 2013

As part of the Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) Series, Physical & Health Education Canada has developed collections of videos to help provide visual portrayals of the movements discussed in the corresponding FMS handbooks.

The videos provide instruction in, and demonstration of, fundamental movement skills and competencies. More specifically, these short videos display children completing the selected fundamental movement skills from various angles, in addition to providing freeze frame...

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September 25, 2013

Part of the Skillful Movement goal in physical education includes expanding students' awareness of what the body does, where the body moves, how the body performs the movement, and with whom or with what the body moves.  These understandings are referred to as the Movement Variables.  During elementary physical education (K-5) years, emphasis is placed on establishing a movement vocabulary and on the understanding and use of movement concepts from each of the four categories: Body, Space,...

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May 6, 2013

At a time when teachers, principals, and parents are grappling with their responsibility to address the consequences of inactivity, Passport for Life provides a set of tools for teachers to assess and understand the physical literacy levels of their students, and to adapt their teaching to provide targeted instruction that is relevant at both the class-wide and student-specific levels. Passport for Life is an easy to use, developmentally appropriate, and student-centred tool.  This program...

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March 21, 2013

The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence is recognized as a world leader in high performance sport development, innovative community programs, sport and exercise education and applied research and innovation.  PISE recognizes the importance of developing physical literacy starting at a very young age.

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March 15, 2013

Exploring Physical & Health Literacy is the second video in the three part series and is recommended for children and youth aged 8-13. It delves deeper into the concepts of physical and health literacy. Children and youth explore the concepts as related to the world around them. Children and youth will gain a deeper understanding of these concepts which lead to a healthy and active life every day. Created by Ophea.

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March 15, 2013

Introduction to Physical & Health Literacy is the first video in the three part series and is intended for children aged 4-9. In this video, children will be introduced to the concepts of physical and health literacy. A general overview of both terms will be introduced and defined in order to help children and youth build the ground level knowledge needed to lead a healthy and active life every day.  Created by Ophea.  

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March 5, 2013

By definition, physical literacy comprises a complex blend of movement skills, physical awareness, cognitive understandings and even general attitudes about physical activity and sport. Researchers who study the subject produce sophisticated tests and measures for deciding who is physically literate and who is not, and they have a laundry list of criteria that they examine in the process.   But what about the average parent? Is there any quick way to assess if your child is on the road...

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March 2, 2013

OTTAWA, ON - Physical and Health Education Canada released a report that details the results of a public opinion survey of Canadians and parents on issues of physical education, health education, and physical activity. The findings paints a picture of broad-based support for greater investment in physical and health education. 

The survey was conducted between June 25th and 28th by Ipsos Reid. According to the findings, two-thirds (64 per cent) of Canadian parents believe more time devoted...

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February 13, 2013

The following blog post was written by Dr. Dean Kriellaars.  Dean Kriellaars (BPE, MSc, PhD, CEP) is faculty at the University of Manitoba and a scientist at the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. Dr. Kriellaars has received two University of Manitoba Presidential Outreach awards for meritorious community work and recently was awarded the Campbell Award for longstanding community service. Provincially, he was recognized for his outstanding activities in building community wellness in the...

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