|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.
|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:
|Jumping for distance
Jumping for height
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)
Last updated: 07/10/2016 1:22:57 PM