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How active play (and playgrounds) help children become physically literate 

When it comes to children learning the basics, reading, writing and arithmetic have always been the staple foundational skills to teach. But with increasing childhood obesity rates as a result of rising inactivity among today’s youth, many Canadian parents and educators are jumping aboard the physical literacy movement.

A person who is physically literate is defined by PHE Canada (Physical & Health Education Canada) as an individual who moves with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person.