Physical Literacy

Physical literacy is the underlying goal of physical activity, it addresses the whole child and respects the learner as an individual.

Achieving physical literacy is a journey, students who make progress display motivation, confidence and physical competence along with knowledge and understanding to be lifelong participants in physical activity.

Physical literacy is crucial in the early years of a child’s development. It shapes their attitude toward physical activity as well as their self-awareness.

To achieve physical literacy competence, students should engage in a wide range of experiences including activities:

·       That challenge whole body movement as well as those that demand hand-eye co-ordination
·       Where individuals work alone as well as in group contexts
·       That require co-operation as well as those that are competitive
·       That are expressive and those that can be described as more ‘functional’
·       That demand problem solving and creativity as well as those that require replication of particular skills
·       That are based indoors and outdoors and those in a variety of settings such as in/on water

At Got Game, we are thriving to bring Physical Literacy to Australian schools in an effort to increase children’s love for physical activity.

For more information visit: http://www.pescholar.com/blog/3276/an-introduction-to-physical-literacy/