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

Parenting and child development go hand in hand. Parents and families have an important influence on all areas of kids’ lives. 

Start your kids off right by making sure they have the essential building blocks for a lifetime of healthy participation in the sports or physical activities they love.

A Parent's Role


Browse the Active for Life web site to learn about physical literacy and ways to raise physically literate kids through fun family activities.


Raising physically literate kids takes the combined efforts of many. Talk to recreation leaders, coaches, childcare providers, educators, and others to find out how they’re integrating physical literacy into programs.


Be active with your kids. Introduce them to a variety of activities. Learn physical literacy through family fun.

Check out Saskatchewan in motion’s Adventure Calendar for a new activity every day of the year.


Help other parents, friends and family members understand why it’s important to build physical literacy into programs. Download these tools to share on your social media. 

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!

Fun Facts About Physical Literacy

Physical Literacy Tips

Last Updated: 13-Nov-2020

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Brought to you by Saskatchewan's Physical Literacy Workgroup

The Physical Literacy Work Group collaborates to increase the physical literacy of Saskatchewan kids. Find links to our favourite resources on this web site or reach out to us directly:

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