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Developing Physical Literacy

What is Physical Literacy?

Physical Literacy can be defined as having or achieving competency in fundamental movement skills and sport skills which ensure children will have the motivation, confidence and understanding to be physically active throughout their lives.

Physical literacy gives children the tools they need to take part in physical activity and sport, both for healthy life-long enjoyment and for sporting success; and is a key component of Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework.  


For More Details:

Developing Physical Literacy -
A Guide For Parents of Children Ages 0 to 12

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The following sport programs are designed to support physical activity and help develop fundamental movement and sport skills:

Children in Sport - A Fundamental Skill Development Program
Children in Sport is a program designed by Sask Sport Inc. to ensure that children receive the most positive experience possible from sport. The focus of this program is on learning the fundamental skills before entering into more competitive sports and on providing an opportunity for children to have positive life-long experiences in sport.

Run, Jump, Throw (RJT)
Run, Jump, Throw (RJT) is a program offered by Saskatchewan Athletics that develops basic motor skills such as running, jumping and throwing in children ages 8 through 12.

GymCan
CANGYM is Canada's National Skill Development and is the officially recognized recreational program of Saskatchewan gymnastics clubs.

AquaSquirts!
Synchro Canada and the Red Cross have partnered to offer this new, play-based water orientation program. AquaSquirts helps strengthen swimming skills and build a child's confidence in the water.