Australians are moving and playing less and it’s impacting more than just our waistlines. It’s impacting our physical literacy.
Physical literacy isn’t just the physical skills that help us move. It’s the knowledge, behaviours and confidence that motivates us to live active lives.
Our level of physical literacy impacts how we think and process information, our attitudes, emotions and feelings, and how we interact with others when being physically active. It’s about developing our whole self.
Think about what you can do to improve your physical literacy and that of your children. Help them develop their movement skills, like running, jumping, throwing, and swimming. Let them play and learn every day. Physical literacy leads to better performance in the classroom, greater motivation, and stronger social connections.
By developing our physical literacy and making daily physical activity the norm we can set ourselves and our children up for active, healthy and fulfilling lives.