Physical literacy is as important as the ability to read and write. Without physical literacy, children’s interest and ability to participate in any kind of physical activity is vastly reduced.
The most important step toward developing physical literacy is mastering Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS).
FMS are basic movements developed in early childhood. They are based around Locomotion (running, jumping), Object Control (throwing, catching) and Body Control (balance, stability).
The skills are the foundation for developing the movement patterns required for an active healthy life.
Therefore, for young children, (particularly those aged 5-11), ensuring they are developing their FMS is vital.