Physical Literacy for Children

Richmond Hill has received a one-time $25,000 RBC Learn to Play Leadership Grant. Richmond Hill was selected as a recipient due to our demonstrated strong connections with the local sports community and our capacity to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of the children growing up in our community.

RBC Learn to Play Project grants are funded by RBC and the Public Health Agency of Canada and managed by ParticipACTION with support from Canadian Sport for Life.

Physical literacy is a new trend in recreation. What is it? Physical literacy is about teaching children fundamental movement skills such as running, hopping, throwing, catching and jumping that will help them to stay active in the future.

In support of this grant, Richmond Hill will be offering free workshops this summer and fall for recreation staff and local sports groups to help teach them ways they can incorporate physical literacy in their programs. The grant will also support our sharing  the concept of physical literacy with families and the development  of educational materials so that they can practice physical literacy in their daily lives.

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