Physical Literacy is a fairly recent term that is being used in the physical education field. The video I would like to share with you below is about physical literacy.
Physical Literacy: Individuals who are physically literate move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person.
Research has shown that being physically active later in life depends on an individual’s ability to feel confident in an activity setting. That confidence comes from having learned fundamental movement skills, or physical literacy, at an early age. Without the development of physical literacy, children will withdraw from physical activity and sport and turn to more inactive activities during their leisure time.
So what’s the best place to foster the development of physical literacy? A QUALITY Physical Education Program!
Here is what children are learning right now in our QUALITY physical education program!
Flow is a concept that describes how much control a child has in a movement.
Relationship with People focus on increased awareness of interplay that occurs in games, dance, and gymnastics.
Relationship with Objects focus on children’s understanding of body management in relation to tangible objects.
Time is the contrast of speed.