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PHYSICAL literacy is just as important as learning to read and write. It’s another opportunity to teach students how to experience the world around them, supporting active engagement in all facets of life.

Physical literacy is a journey that begins when we give kids a chance to develop the skills, confidence and love of movement they need to be active for life.

An Educator's Role


Physical literacy is one of multiple literacies that support kids’ understanding of self:

  • emotionally
  • mentally
  • physically
  • spiritually


Raising physically literate kids takes the combined efforts of many. Reach out to recreation leaders, coaches, childcare providers, families, and others to see how you can work together to make physical literacy a priority for the kids you all care about.


  • Recognize and nurture the movement potential of every child.
  • Provide opportunities for students to participate in purposeful movement experiences.
  • Assess students’ physical literacy understanding and competence.
  • Teach the physical education curriculum.


Help your participants, parents, league officials and others understand the importance of building physical literacy into programs. Download these tools to share in newsletters, social media and emails. 

Saskatchewan in motion toolkit
Active for Life toolkit
ParticipACTION toolkit

Don't Forget to Play

Sid & Nate: Ask a Timbit

In a Tim Horton’s commercial, Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon used puppies, farting goalie pads and a pinata to make hockey practice more fun.

It's a perfect way to increase confidence, competence and motivation and a great example of a physical literacy-enriched hockey practice!

Saskatchewan Physical Literacy Survey

The Results Are In!

One of the challenges Educators face is with child ability.

Students may be coming to you with a deficit in many skills and physical abilities that they are expected to have. Some are lacking confidence, motivation, and competence to participate in physical activity. Find out how to make a difference.

Check out the Survey Results

Last Updated: 04-Jun-2021

Partners in Physical Literacy

Brought to you by Physical Literacy Saskatchewan

We’re passionate individuals and organizations working together to promote, educate and support the development of Physical Literacy in Saskatchewan and beyond.

University of Saskatchewan College of Kinesiology
Saskatchewan Physical Education Association
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association
University of Regina
Coaches Association of Saskatchewan