Physical Literacy Experience (Formerly Children's Movement Program)

Fall schedule 2015

The program takes place in the MUN gymnasium

Session 1: 9:30-10:25 am

Session 2: 10:30-11:25 am

Session 3*: 11:45-12:45 pm

*Children registered with Special Olympics NL


Session Dates:


Sept. 26

Oct. 3

Oct. 10

Oct. 17

Oct. 24

Nov. 7

Nov. 14

Nov. 21


Other cancellations due to weather or unforeseen circumstances will be announced on CBC and VOCM and posted on the Memorial cancellations page by 8:00 am each Saturday.

The Physical Literacy Experience is part of an experiential learning experience for courses in Physical Education in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation to provide opportunities for young children and their parents/guardians to explore movement activities, and for undergraduate and graduate students to observe and interact with young children in a movement environment. All those involved with the program have a background in, or are learning about, physical activity for young children.

The Physical Literacy Experience is designed to promote parental participation as children explore a variety of movement experiences. Parents should provide assistance and encouragement to their children when necessary, but should allow the children to freely engage in movement exploration. Students, undergraduate or graduate, will provide supervision throughout the sessions and will ensure that the program environment is challenging and safe. Parents must be present for the duration of each session and are responsible for maintaining their child/childrens' safety, along with the students.

The program is open to all children between walking and their 5th birthday. There is no cost, but registration is required on the morning of sessions. Three sessions are offered - 9:30 - 10:25 am, 10:30 - 11:25 am and the third session from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm which is open only to children registered with Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador. Registration is in the main lobby of the PE Building. For more information, please call 864-8130.