Physical and Health Education Canada – Fall 2004
Reading the Game: Introducing the Notion of Games Literacy
James L. Mandigo and Nicholas L. Holt
Games form the cornerstone of many physical Education programs. As a result they provide an important vehicle to achieve important health outcomes. This article will extend current notions of literacy to include the concept of games literacy and its relationship to helping students to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.