This Physical Literacy program has been specially designed with the Older Adult in mind. Participating in activities like these 3-5 times a week for 10-30 minutes per session can help increase function and reduce your risk of injury. Regular exercise is the best way to improve balance confidence in older adults and highly active older adults have a lower fear of falling than people who are less active.
Run Jump Throw Wheel (RJTW) is Athletics Canada’s grassroots development program for the Fundamentals and Learning to Train Stages of development. RJTW teaches fundamental movement skills and develops physical literacy using track and field inspired activities and games lead by instructors specifically trained to teach the fundamentals of running, jumping, throwing and wheeling (for children in wheelchairs).
Developed by Sport for Life and designed for local recreation leaders, volunteer and professional coaches, educators, health care professionals, parents, etc, these workshops aim to provide an overview of the background, key concepts, and vision of physical literacy, as well as to teach how to assess physical literacy using the PLAYtools.
The fundamental movement skills of throwing, catching, jumping, sticking, running, kicking, agility, and balance and coordination, form the basis for future sport skill development and for the life-long enjoyment of physical activity. Learn how to OBSERVE and IMPROVE the fundamental movement skills as well as how to incorporate into programs using the tool Move Your Body which is a series of lesson plans that focus on the development of physical literacy.
HIGH FIVE® is Canada's quality standard for children's recreation and sport. Before HIGH FIVE, no standard existed and there was a clear need for an innovative approach to help organizations enhance program quality and provide positive experiences for children, which would remain with them for a lifetime. Research shows that if people have a positive experience in sport and recreation as a child, they are more likely to stay active for life. Contact Recreation NB to set up a workshop.