What is Physical Literacy?

Experts agree that physical literacy is just as important as reading, writing and arithmetic!

Physical literacy comes from developing a wide variety of fundamental movement skills such as hopping, skipping, throwing, catching and jumping. It builds the

confidence to continue being physically active and provides the foundation for achievement in sport.

Regular physical activity is connected to better health, positive self-image, better school grades and improved social well-being in general. This short video from Sport Wales

sums it up very nicely:


Physical Literacy in Kingston!

Physical Literacy in Kingston!

Organizations across Kingston are working together to ensure that all children get the right start in sport, school and life. Participate in free activities during Kingston Gets Active Month every September and April, or check out a Play Kit and try some fun activities at home.

Local School Teachers Get a Lesson in Physical Literacy

Local teachers get physical literacy lessonOur local schools are getting our kids more physically literate. On September 18, 2017 Fifty

educators and 20 students from Kingston area schools stepped out of the classroom to attend a half-day workshop to get schooled in the importance of physical literacy.

The workshop was organized by “Kingston Gets Active” and funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

The following video, produced by the Limestone District School Board from their daily “Learning in Limestone” video collection, shows other ways schools are building physical


Physical Literacy Workshops

Find out more about Physical Literacy workshop being offered in Kingston from 2017-2020 in for parents and staff who work with young children. Workshop are also being

offered to teachers from Kingston school boards. Read about one Physical Literacy Workshop in this Whig Standard article: Physical Literacy Put in Motion. Contact

us to find out more.

Successful Funding to Support a More Active Community

September, 2017: Kingston Gets Active and partners are pleased to announce successful funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. There will be project-funded events,

programming and training opportunities through April 2020.

We are grateful for past funding from the Ontario Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport; and the RBC Learn to Play Project, which was funded by RBC and the Public Health

Agency of Canada and delivered by ParticipACTION. All of our funding goes towards projects that will support Kingston residents to become and stay physically active for life.

Physical Literacy Resources

Learn more about programs and opportunities that help develop physical literacy…

At Home:

*Check out some easy and fun activities you can do at home and find out what is happening locally right here on KingstonGetsActive.ca

At School or With Your Day Care Providers:

* Talk to your child’s teacher, coach or caregiver about physical literacy

With Your Sport Organization or Coach:

* Visit ActiveForLife.ca for great ideas

More about Physical Literacy:

The Importance of Physical Literacy

HANDS UP for Health and Physical Literacy is a three part

illustrated video series that will teach children and youth about the importance of physical and health literacy in a fun and engaging way.

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