Monday 29 June 2015

Be Fit - Physical Literacy Kits

Summer is here and it is time to get outside and play! Did you know that physical literacy  is just as important as reading literacy? Young children have to learn how to catch, throw, jump, and balance, just as they have to learn the alphabet and sounding out words. And we have to keep doing those things to be good at them!

In order to make it easier for parents to help their kids learn physical literacy, we've partnered with Sport Nova Scotia and Department of Health & Wellness,  Active Living Branch to create kits that you can take home and play with! Each kit contains fun items such as balls, juggling scarves, activity dice, frisbees, skipping ropes, and more! There's an activity booklet included in each one that guides you in ways to use the items included. We've even included 4 picture books that will get you moving as you read together. The kits are designed to increase physical literacy and to make it easy for you to be active. Our kits are modeled on kits that were originally developed in Kingston, ON. Each kit may be checked out for 3 weeks. All you need is your valid AVRL library card!

We'll also have the kits in some of our branches this summer  for you to explore.To learn more about the kits and about physical literacy, click HERE.

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