Improving Physical Literacy for children and youth in Chatham-Kent

What isPhysical Literacy

Physical activity is a lot more fun when we are physically literate. Learning to move is just as important as learning to read, write, and do math. The purpose of teaching children physical literacy is to increase their competence, confidence, and motivation to be physically active in many settings and situations. Physical literacy education begins by teaching children basic fundamental movement skills, like crawling, running, jumping, catching, throwing, and kicking. Having these skills allows them to participate confidently in physical activities, and increases their chances of staying active later in life.


Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.
The International Physical Literacy Association, May 2014