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The Grey Bruce Health Unit and Bruce County Public Library have partnered to launch a new initiative designed to help kids develop physical literacy.

In a Bruce County Public Library media release, the county-wide project allows library card holders to borrow eight ‘Be Active Kits’ that encourage skills like jumping, running, skipping, balance, throwing, and catching. The Be Active Kits are themed for specific types of play: Parachute play, Yoga, Active Games, and Explore the Outdoors.

Just like reading, physical literacy develops through stages. Practicing physical skills with young children helps develop gross motor and meet age-appropriate goals.

“The Library thanks the Grey Bruce Health Unit for partnering with this project. Our mission is to provide the information, knowledge, and entertainment resources people in our communities need to achieve their goals, foster their interests, and realize their dreams," said Nicole Charles, Director of Library Services. “The Be Active Kits are designed for families to do just that by making physical activity part of each day and to enjoy being active together.”

Learn more at any Bruce County Public Library branch.

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