Physical Literacy Handbook for early childhood educators
The purpose of this handbook is to build and enhance physical literacy knowledge and to present its critical application in the early years. Early childhood educators (ECEs) work with children undergoing the most rapid brain development period in their lives. This is a critical time for learning, growth and development.
This handbook will help ECEs incorporate a variety of fundamental movement skills into the day care’s programming to influence the development of physical literacy in children.
As this handbook includes multiple growth and developmental stages and abilities, it can be used by ECEs as a reference for application as children develop from the first year of life until they turn six.
Children over the age of six develop at a more mature stage of fundamental movement skills, sequences and tasks, which require specific recommendations that fall outside the scope of this handbook.