Eitan Gelber, ATC, Stanford University..."Very skilled NCAA Division I collegiate athletes had rolling and tumbling illiteracy. One does not need to be considered a ninja, but definitely should know how to perform a basic tumble and roll when falling."
Dr. Bloom...“we were looking for exceptional kids but what we found were exceptional conditions and environments.”
Physical education content design should be targeted to help our students learn to live in their bodies. When we send them off to the world, they should like the way it feels to be fit and understand how to maintain fitness without a gym membership. Failing this generation of children is not an option I am willing to accept...
"It is beholding of us all to create an environment where a basic entitlement of all people is physical well-being." - Kelvin Giles...If you don't know who Kelvin is you are going to want to read this blog post. He has been a pioneer and leader in bringing physical literacy back to the educational system, and is supporting Move2Thrive's efforts here in the United States.
Physical literacy is defined by the foundation of skills or tools, social/cognitive, behavioral, and fitness related, that children need to possess in order to receive the inherent benefits of taking part in physical activity for life-long enjoyment and success (Lloyd & Tremblay, 2010).
Physical literacy is NOT just about getting kids to move, but getting kids to move as they were designed to move…with efficiency, skill, resiliency and with the highest possible level of literacy.
Coming soon will be the introduction of my first "Movement Ambassador". You are not going to want to miss what this individual from Stanford University has to say about physical literacy in our youth.