Online Resources for Developing Physical Literacy in Children – Jim Grove

Statistics show 90 per cent of Canadian children don't meet the recommended amount of daily physical activity for healthy growth and development. Physical literacy is the idea that kids need to develop a “vocabulary” of movement skills to have the competence and confidence to live active lives. Physical literacy doesn’t just happen—it develops over time as kids engage in a wide variety of physical activities. To this end, Active for Life supports parents and teachers with fun physical activity ideas, games, and lesson plans for developing physical literacy in children. In this presentation, you will get an overview of the free resources available at


Jim Grove is a senior contributing editor at Active for Life and a consulting editor to national sport organizations on physical literacy and Long-Term Athlete Development. He holds a degree in education along with NCCP certification as a youth soccer coach. Married with three children, he has been a lifelong promoter of developing physical literacy as a means to help children "find themselves" through movement and physical activity.

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  • Nadia Sullivan says:

    Thank you! I’ve bookmark the site and found an activity for our next homeschool group meeting.

  • Heather Zwart says:

    plan to share this

  • Jane Korvemaker says:

    This was great – thanks so much for these resources! I’m always looking for more active things to do with the kids!

  • Jennifer Silver says:

    Thank you! I’m definitely going to take a closer look at the website and work some of the activities into our homeschooling days!

  • Tricia Dol says:

    Great website! Thanks so much. Love the suggestions!

  • Holly says:

    Great website. Thank you for so much information !!
    Love all the resources and ideas to get active with my kiddos. Thank you.

  • Sari Hildebrandt says:

    What a great site! I had no idea this existed and it will be a tremendous resource in planning our days.

  • Julia Davies says:

    This was a great addition to the conference. Thank you so much for the great information. I can’t wait to head to the website and check it out… definitely going to be using the lesson plan builder. I think I might even get my son to build his own lesson plan 😉

  • Sarah St. Pierre says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this excellent resource! I have a little one who would rather play video games than play outside. Time to get him moving … with me!

  • Milena Weinberg says:

    Great resource and all this for free! I would start from here. I find my son likes to do exercises with video and music at home (cold winter days + only child). Could you include more indoor activities (for the joy of winter in Canada)? Thank you.

  • Elizabeth Espadero says:

    Wow, what a helpful resource. Thank you!

  • Great explanation for using the website resources. Thanks. Keep up the good work.