Physical Literacy & Early Childhood: Bringing it to Life!

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 3:34pm

Date

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 3:30pm

Location

Komoka Wellness & Recreation Centre/YMCA

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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 
  • Library 
  • Teachers/ECE
  • After school programs
  • Recreation and Sport
  • Community leaders/champions

For more Information:                       

Nadine Devin, Project Manager, Healthy Kids Community Challenge, ndevin@middlesex.ca

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

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