Not every child is born with natural athletic ability. Not every child has the opportunity to be active and involved with sports from an early age. All of our goals should include being active for life. It is far easier to be active for life if you adopt an active lifestyle from an early age. These days, PE time in schools is limited and screen time at home has increased to record levels. Children aren’t being introduced and taught even the most simple fundamental movement skills. Many of them are physically illiterate. Physical Literacy has gained considerable interest, worldwide, since first being introduced in 1993, by Dr. Margaret Whitehead at the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women Congress. The concept of Physical Literacy is simply about developing the fundamental movement skills that all children need. Providing these fundamental movements will give your child the ability, confidence and desire to be physically active for life.
Kids like to do what they are good at. When they are introduced to sports and other physical activities that require the core fundamentals of Physical Literacy they often find themselves lacking the skills and struggling to keep up with other kids who do have the skills leading them to feeling like they are failing, don’t have the abilities needed for sport and physical activities and not having fun. It’s not fun to fail. This causes them to turn away from physical activities and go to things they feel good at and are comfortable doing, meaning more screen time and inactivity.
The ENDVR Kids Physical Literacy program is designed to give kids the fundamental building blocks of movement to help them build confidence and improve their coordination and motor skills in a fun, exciting way that will encourage them to be more active in their everyday lives.
The ENDVR Kids Physical Literacy program focuses on the 13 fundamental movement skills:
The Locomotor and Body Skills:
Walking, Running, Balance, Skating/Skiing/Sliding, Jumping, Swimming, Cycling, Skipping
The Sending Skills:
Throwing, Kicking, Striking
The Receiving Skills: