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Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamental Stages Featuring Indigenous Peoples Games-2nd Edition

Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamental Stages Featuring Indigenous Peoples Games-2nd Edition

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    PHE Canada has revised and enhanced Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamentals Stages. This second edition enables physical activity leaders to develop learners’ fundamental movement skills in an effective, fun, and interactive manner. This is achieved by providing the following:
    • Descriptions and characteristics of the mature movement patterns of fundamental movement skills
    • Photographs of fundamental movement skills
    • Practical and specific teaching tips to help physical activity leaders in developing children’s fundamental movement skills and physical literacy
    • A wide variety of activities that utilize the featured skills
    • A checklist for assessment of the fundamental movement skills
    The activities in this resource are focused on teaching stability skills, object manipulation skills, and locomotor skills, which are the three major skill categories within the Long-Term Athlete Development Model.

    In addition to the above, This second edition also includes the following:
    • 14 activities inspired by the games, activities, and traditions of Canada’s Indigenous peoples
    • Historical background on Indigenous games, activities, and traditions
    • Fundamental movement skill translations to Cree, Inuktitut, and Ojibwa
    • Activity modifications for greater flexibility in progressing and regressing teaching based on each child’s individual needs and abilities
    • 14 fundamental movement skills, including 5 skills new to this edition: static balance, dynamic balance, dribble with the feet, underhand roll, and underhand throw


    Teachers, coaches, and recreational leaders of children ages 5 through 9 who are in the Active Start and FUNdamentals stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model. 

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction
    The Long-Term Athlete Development Model and the Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Model
    Using This Resource
    Description of Mature Movement Pattern for the fundamental Movement Skills
    General Teaching Tips
    Supporting Fundamental Movement Skill Development
    More Information on Indigenous Cultures
    Comprehensive List of Activities

    Part II. Fundamental Movement Skills
    Static Balance
    Dynamic Balance
    Underhand Roll
    Underhand Throw
    Overarm Throw
    Sidearm Strike

    Part III. References
    Comprehensive List of Activities    


    Physical & Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) is a national leader and vital contributor in fostering achievement and health among Canadian children and youth by supporting physical and health education and active living initiatives where children live, learn, and play. PHE Canada’s vision is a future wherein all children and youth in Canada live healthy, physically active lives.

    Contributors: Rick Bell, PhD, Sandy Gibbons, PhD, Viviene Temple, PhD, Audrey Giles, PhD, Lauren Brooks-Cleator, Ashley Johnson, Colin Higgs, PhD, David Chorney, PhD, Brian Lewis, PhD, Reg Leidl, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Métis National Council, Métis Nation of Ontario, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health