Picture Books & Resources
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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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!
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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