Physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that provides children with the movement foundation for lifelong learning. At Launch Active we enable children to be physically literate by supporting children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development this creates healthy active movers.
Physical literacy is about developing the fundamental movement skills that all children need, such as throwing, catching, running, hopping and jumping. It’s important for children to use large and small muscles daily to allow them to gain increasing control over their bodies.
Active early learning helps children to:
• Develop large muscles, strength and balance
• Develop flexibility and coordination including – hand eye coordination
• Develop skills such as throwing, catching, hopping, skipping, climbing and balancing.
• Develop awareness of space, such as over/under, in front/behind, on top/beneath, inside/outside.
• Develop mathematical concepts such as long/short, big/small, wide/narrow
• Be confident in controlling their bodies and learn limits.
• Learn to cooperate and share.