Physical Literacy

Defining ‘Physical Literacy’

“Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life”

To read more about Canada’s Physical Literacy consensus statement, click here.


Blog Articles

Lay the Foundation for an Active Life

mother and kids in mountains

The ABC’s of Physical Literacy

Young girl sitting on a grass throwing ball

Get your kids on a path to an active life

Little girls gymnastics

Kids get big benefits from programs that support physical literacyDiverse group of kids running in field Physical Literacy is a journey not a destination


From housebound to adventurous: 6 ways to get out & moving with your baby

Running: How to teach kids to sprint correctly

Resources for developing Physical Literacy

The Fundamentals of Physical Literacy

Kids need active play to grow into healthy, active adults


For more information and resources on physical literacy, visit Active For Life and Canadian Sport For Life.


For more information about physical activity please visit ParticipACTION.

ParticipACTION and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador are working together, with support from Recreation NL, to inspire families to make physical activity a higher priority in daily life.