Tag: Physical Literacy

Active Today, Active For Life

November 27, 2018

Ashley Fox, BKin, CSEP-CEP & Integrative Health Coach

University of Calgary, Be Fit For Life Centre

When it comes to leading a physically active lifestyle, the benefits are endless and the messages often seem simple, find something you like to do and you will be more likely to do it.


Learning to Move and Moving to Learn – Physical Literacy at School

April 25, 2018

Leah Yardley BSc. Kin., CSEP-CEP
University of Calgary, Be Fit For Life Centre

We know that learning to move, through the development of fundamental movement skills and exploration of movement in various environments, helps us to develop physical literacy – but did you know that movement can help improve academic performance?

Connecting Physical Literacy and Nature

February 8, 2018

Leah Yardley BSc. Kin., CSEP-CEP
University of Calgary, Be Fit For Life Centre

When we talk about physical literacy, we are not just talking about the physical act of learning how to move, we also need to consider what motivates us to move. How do we develop a love for movement that will keep us coming back for more?


Risky Play – Worth the Risk?

November 6, 2017

We live in a society where “hyper-parenting” or “helicopter parenting” is becoming more prevalent. This style of parenting is seen as a way to protect children and lower their risk of injury and other incidents… but what if we are actually hindering their development and increasing their risk of injury and disease as they age?

Giving Children an Active Start

September 26, 2017

Developing physical literacy is an essential part of healthy child development. Children who are exposed to a multitude of movement experiences in a variety of environments are more confident and competent movers, thus giving them a greater chance of remaining active throughout their lifespan.



Connecting Physical Literacy and Nature

October 25, 2016

When we talk about physical literacy, we are not just talking about the physical act of learning how to move, we also need to consider what motivates us to move. How do we develop a love for movement that will keep us coming back for more?