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Physical Activity to Promote Early Literacy Development

John F. Kennedy once said, “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” It is on this forward thinking that Kingston Literacy and Skills’ Literacy in Motion program was developed.

An interactive workshop for early learning professionals, Literacy in Motion was developed by Blair Short and Nicole Krasko, students with the Queen’s University School of Rehabilitation.

The unique, multi-faceted program focuses on research supporting the link between physical activity and literacy skills, and information on child motor development and how to support this. It also focuses on physical movement activities to support literacy skills development, and resources for iPad apps, and professional books on movement and learning.

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