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June 7, 2015

Partners for Physical Literacy developed inventory tools as part of their Saskatchewan Physical Literacy Project.  The intent of the inventories is to assess the facilities, programs, and overall neighborhood environment that may contribute to the development of physical literacy in children.  Two community inventories as well as a family inventory are available to help determine what opportunities are available for youth at home and in the larger community.  

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May 11, 2015

Our kids are ready to move … and YOU can help them!

We all want our children to:

·      be healthy in mind, body and spirit.

·      be confident, competent, and motivated to face any opportunity or challenge.

·      find peace in their lives.

The Saskatchewan Partners for Physical Literacy supported the development of resources to promote opportunities in everyday activities for children to grow as skillful movers. Highlighted in the “Ready to Move” video and two complementary documents...

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April 1, 2015

"Our kids are ready to move....and YOU can help them take the first step:

- to discover the joy of moving and playing - to be inspired to try new activities - to be a successful participant in sport - to become a lifelong mover

The Partners for Physical Literacy have developed a series of infographics for use by Families, Educators, Coaches and Community members. These infographics provide great information on:

What is Physical Literacy? Why is it important? What actions can I...

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March 30, 2015

The above video is an overview of the Movement Skills resource developed to assist those working with youth in a movement setting.  All movement skills connect to Saskatchewan's physical education curriculum grades one to five.  This is a valuable tool in helping youth develop movement vocabulary, leading to a greater level of skill in each movement.  Download the PDF to view one of the over thirty skills within the resource.  Order your customized copy today!

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May 21, 2014

This downloadable resource was co-created by 27 pre-service elementary teachers from the University of Regina.  Each of the movement skills within this resource is directly connected to Saskatchewan's physical education curriculum for grades one to five.  Teaching points for each movement skill coincide directly with indicators at a control level of skill.  This resource is certainly a great support to elementary physical educators, coaches, and parents as we all work to enhance the physical...

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April 9, 2014

Active play experiences help young children develop physical literacy comes to us from Active For Life.  This article is the fourth in a series written by Dawne Clark.  The articles discuss the relationship between a child’s early brain development and how this relates to the development of physical literacy.  Within this article, Clark touches on ideas around structured play, complex skills, and fundamental movement skills. 

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March 11, 2014

Jim Grove is a senior contributing editor at Active for Life.  Grove’s article entitled, The one crucial thing missing from your kid’s education: physical literacy, brings light to the importance of unstructured play for children and youth.  Focusing on fundamental movement skills at an early age while engaging children and youth in many movement opportunities are certainly beneficial in developing physical literacy levels.  Read Article

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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. 

Two more resources:

·      Created by the Canadian Sport...

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October 26, 2013

The following article is from Active For Life's publisher and editor-in-chief, Richard Monette.

In late August I picked up a local paper in a coffee shop. Looking at all the “back to school” inserts, my heart sank. “Summer is coming to an end,” I whispered as I scanned the advertising for binders, calculators, and sharpies.

On the last page a little card intended for parents caught my attention: “How to raise a reader”. After reading it I realized that I could easily replace the word...

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October 26, 2013

Q: I think sports are great for teaching kids values like perseverance, commitment, and teamwork. I want to get my son started as soon as possible. He’s in kindergarten and some people have told me he might be too young. How do you I know if he’s ready?

For preschool and primary school ages, it’s important to make a clear distinction between “sports” in the competitive sense and what we might call physical “activities” and precursors to sports. Read...

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