HANDS UP for Health and Physical Literacy is a free three part video series for teaching children and youth the importance of physical and health literacy in a way that’s fun and engaging.
For complete curriculum connections and strategies on incorporating these videos into your classroom, please see the upfront section PDF, included with your download of the HANDS UP video series.
Introduction to Physical & Health Literacy is intended for children ages 4-9 and introduces the concepts of physical and health literacy. The video provides children and youth with the ground level knowledge needed to lead a healthy and active life every day.
Exploring Physical & Health Literacy is recommended for children and youth ages 8-13 and delves deeper into the concepts of physical and health literacy. Children and youth explore these concepts by relating them to the world around them.
Applying Physical & Health Literacy is recommended for youth ages 12-18 allowing them to apply the concepts of physical and health literacy to their own world. Definitions are reviewed and concepts examined at a higher level. Children and youth will have a strong grasp of the skills and their connection to a healthy, active life.
HANDS UP is also available in French as Vitalité.
Funding for HANDS UP for Health and Physical Literacy was provided by the Government of Ontario.