Below is a list of resources that can help you to improve the physical literacy levels of your child(ren). Many of the resources relate to the four assessment areas of Passport for Life (i.e., Active Participation, Living Skills, Fitness Skills, and Movement Skills).
Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth
Public Health Agency of Canada
Canadian Paralympic FUNdamentals Resource
Special Olympics Canada FUNdamentals Program
National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability
PHE Canada - Health Promoting Schools
Fostering Physical Literacy through Quality Physical Education
Physical and Health Education Canada
PHE Canada - Physical Literacy for Educators
PHE Canada - Physical Literacy Brochure
Canadian Sport for Life: Tips for Parents
Physical Literacy on YouTube
Book: Whitehead, M. 2010. Physical Literacy: Throughout the Lifecourse. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
At My Best™
PHE Canada's online store
Book: Robinson, D., and L. Randall. 2013. Teaching Physical Education Today. Toronto, ON: Thompson Educational Publishing
Book: Pangrazi, R. P., and S.L. Gibbons. 2003. Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children: Canadian edition. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Alberta Centre for Active Living
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
PBS Kids Go!: Zoom Games
Wilderdom: Physical Games and Activities for Groups
Book: Rink, J.E., T.J. Hall, and L.H. Williams. 2010. Schoolwide Physical Activity: A Comprehensive Guide to Designing and Conducting Programs. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
UNICEF and Life Skills
Sport for Development
Josephson Institute Centre for Sports Ethics
Mental Health Association of Canada (local chapters)
PHE Canada - Youth Mental Health
PHE Canada - Leadership Development Resources
Thompson Educational Publishing: K-12 Functional Fitness Charts
Fitness Fun Forever
Monkey See: Fitness for Kids
SPARK Basic Body Positions
Balance Games for Special Needs Kids
Elite Soccer Conditioning: Balance Training Drills for Soccer Players
BrianMac Sports Coach: Core Stability
About.com Best Core Exercises
Implementation of a Core Stability Program for Elementary School Children
Book: Carpenter, J., and C. Sinclair. 2011. Physical Best Activity Guide: Middle and High School Levels. 3rd ed. Reston, VA: National Association for Sport and PE.
Note: There is also an elementary school version of the book above.
Book: Temertzoglou, T. 2007. Healthy Active Living: Keep Fit, Stay Healthy, Have Fun. Toronto, ON: Thompson Educational Publishing. (Also get the accompanying grade-specific Student Handbook).
1. Fundamental Movement Skills
PHE Canada Series - Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)
Australia Department of Education Fundamental Motor Skills: A Manual for Classroom Teachers
Sport New Zealand Developing FMS (5–12): Syllabus
Sport New Zealand Developing FMS (5-12): Introduction Manual
Sport New Zealand Developing FMS (5-12): Games and Sports
Sport New Zealand: Observing FMS
Movement Skills Manitoba - Basic Movement Skills Assessment (K–4)
Northern Ireland Curriculum Developing Fundamental Movement skills (Grades K-4)
Book: Teaching the Nuts and Bolts of Physical Education 2nd Edition (Ages 5-12)
Book: Fundamental Fun: 132 Activities to Develop Fundamental Movement Skills
Kids Sport Canada
Canadian Sport for Life
Sport Research Intelligence sportive (SIRC)
3. Educational Gymnastics
Article: Baumgarten, S., and K. Pagnano-Richardson. 2010. Educational Gymnastics Enhancing Children's Physical Literacy: Harnessing the Natural Actions of Children Offers a Great Way of Developing Body Management. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance 81 (4): 18–25.
Article: Coelho, J. 2010. Gymnastics and Movement Instruction: Fighting the Decline in Motor Fitness. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance 81(1): 14–18.
PHE Canada - Dance Resources for Teachers
Book: Carline, S. 2011. Lesson Plans for Creative Dance: Connecting with Literature, Arts and Music. Windsor, ON: Human Kinetics.
Book: Schrader, C. A. 2005. A Sense of Dance: Exploring Your Movement Potential. 2nd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics