Physical Literacy Experience (Formerly Children's Movement Program)


Nov. 21***

The Nov. 21 session is being held on Sports Day in Canada and there are some special things planned as part of our event HIPP 2B Healthy.

HIPP 2B HEALTHY is a family fun event that promotes health and sports in Canada. It will feature a variety of multi-sport activities with lots of prizes to be won. In addition, three-time Paralympian gold medalist Dave Durepos will be on hand to demo wheelchair basketball and experts in the areas of health and sports will be available to answer your many questions. Snacks and drinks provided.


  • Where: Physical Education Building Gymnasim
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. -12:30 a.m.
  • What: Multisport activities
  • Other: Wear your favorite sports gear!

HIPP 2B HEALTHY is in celebration of RBC Sports Day in Canada and is presented by ParticipACTION, CBC and True Sport. Locally, this event is also made possible by the support of SportNL, RecNL and Easter Seals. For more information about RBC Sports Day in Canada, please visit:

This session is open to all families and is not limited to preschool aged children for this day. We look forward to seeing you there.


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.