Movement Book List

Picture Books & Resources

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

Bruce Lee

As parents and teachers we all want to inspire our children to be healthy and fit. Showing them a good example is the first step. Reading books on movement and exercise can also inspire children. Reinforce a positive message to reinforce what you are already doing at home by choosing one of the books below. Some books show characters living a healthy lifestyle. Other books encourage the reader to interact while reading the story. Reading books linked to movement and health will reinforce positive habits they will take into adulthood.

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Movement Book List

Further Reading


These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information

Novak Djokovic Foundation: Benefits of Physical Education 
Community Playthings: Music and Movement

Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
British Council: Sport Lesson Plan
Royal Opera House: Telling a Story Exercise
National Geographic Kids: All About Sport video playlist
IOWA Department for Education: Stories in Motion
Brainpop Educators’: Exercise lesson ideas
America Heart Association: Education Kits – Elementary Level
The Children’s University of Manchester: Exercise information and games
British Council: Sport lesson plan
Active For Life: Active For Life lesson plans
Nestle Healthy Active Kids: Health benefits of physical activity unit 
Nestle Healthy Active Kids: Fundamental movement skills unit
Hertfordshire Grid for Learning: Sports Teaching Resources 
BBC: Key Stage 1 and 2 Dance

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

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