This page provides links to an eclectic mix of thought-provoking and information-rich websites relevant to life-based learning.
Many of them are websites with teaching resources for immediate use. Others were particularly helpful when putting together this website.
All of them demonstrate an interest in children being involved in life-based learning.
Please note that a link here is not an endorsement of the concept of LBL.
Activities that help children learn more about the care and functioning of their bodies
Pre-K–K, 1–2; Early Years
A handy A–Z in child-friendly language on the World Cancer Research Fund website
Four lesson warm-up exercises “to make learning lively”. From Edutopia
An excellent guide to help develop children’s motor skills, produced by the NHS.
Excellent, easy-to-follow ideas for physical activity at a variety of levels, from a Scottish PE teachers’ group
Lots of activity ideas listed in the Australian educational website Kiddo.
A handy guide produced by Swim England for primary schools to support delivery of this national curriculum requirement
Advice for parents. Links to the idea that it is “the right for a person to govern what happens to their body without external influence or coercion.“
Data published in 2018 shows record high levels of obesity in children aged 10–11.
Advice on ‘sensory stories’ that involve words and sensory stimuli. Often used with children with autism or severe learning disabilities.
‘Delivering and celebrating children and young people’s right to play‘
‘The UK government’s plan of action published in 2017, including extensive background detail
An independent campaigning and educational charity “dedicated to improving and protecting the health of people just like you – both in the United Kingdom and around the world.“
Information on research projects undertaken at Brunel University.
How one primary school aims to meet children’s sensory and physical needs.
An informative article outlining the risks, types, causes and effects of eating disorders.