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About Physical Literacy

Physical literacy is the development of fundamental movement skills for an active life.

Physical Literacy Official Definition
"Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life" - International Physical Literacy Association. 
Physical Literacy
Fundamental Movement Skills
Fundamental Movement Skills are basic movement skills taught through games and activities that engage children and motivate them to continue in an activity. While these basic skills are fun in nature, they also serve the purpose of teaching the essential skills required as a foundation for more complex physical activities and sports. It is important that all children develop a good base of these skills before puberty to optimize both future performance and lifelong activity.
We’re currently promoting 25 Fundamental Movement Skills, which children can learn, develop and practice at the City of Port Moody facilities. The movement skills are: 
 Balancing 
 Climbing
 Running
 Skipping
 Landing
 Rotating
 Catching
 Kicking
 Cycling
Swimming
Skating
Throwing
Dodging
Hopping
Walking
Dribbling
Sliding
Tumbling
Jumping for distance
Jumping for height
Rhythmic movement
Trapping with implement
Trapping with feet/body
Striking with implement
Striking with hand


 Programs Available
 We offer a variety of programs where  children can learn, develop and practice  these skills: 
 • Let's Get Physical (1-2 year olds)
 • Let's Get Physical (1–4 year olds)
 • Gymnastic Kids (5-10 year olds)
 • Yoga for Youth (11 - 14 year olds)


Our Physical Literacy strategy is built upon the philosophy and framework of the Canadian Sport for Life Long Team Athlete Development (LTAD) model.

Find out more about Active For Life and Physical Literacy by visiting the Resource page
Last updated: 07/10/2016 1:22:57 PM