Children are born with the capacity to move, but not the skills. Just as learning the alphabet is a step in learning to read, learning fundamental movement skills, such as balancing, throwing and catching, is a step towards an active life. Children who are given daily opportunities to learn these skills are more likely to develop physical literacy.
On March 9, 2016 at the Komoka Wellness & Recreation Centre/YMCA, Healthy Kids Community Challenge for Middlesex County is hosting an event - Physical Literacy & Early Childhood: Bringing it to Life!
Participants will learn:
- about the concept of physical literacy
- how supporting a child in developing physical literacy in the early years can promote overall development & lay the foundation for an active life
- the effect the environment and staff within centres have on facilitating physical activity participation and physical literacy development
- how to bring physical literacy to life through various physical literacy enriched activities
And, receive a Tool Kit filled with resources and tools to support efforts in respective centres!
For more information on the program click on the following links:
Who should attend?
County of Middlesex providers who support County children 0-6 years including:
- Child cares
- Ontario Early Years
- After school programs
- Recreation and Sport
- Community leaders/champions
For more Information:
Nadine Devin, Project Manager, Healthy Kids Community Challenge, firstname.lastname@example.org
How to register?
This event is free and will include lunch. Space is limited. Please wear comfortable attire and shoes.
You can register by clicking on the following link: