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Useful Links

Below are a series of useful web links to other sites dealing with toys, games, play and childhood. The teachers' pack also includes an annotated bibliography and suggestions for museums to visit.

East Midlands Oral History Archive schools pages. More resources and advice from the East Midlands Oral History Archive.

History.Com. Online games with a history theme.

Games Kids Play. A useful site containing details of how to play a wide variety of children’s games.

School Net Global. Enter ‘games’ in the site’s search to find children’s descriptions of how to play a wide variety of games.

Heard It In The Playground. A site that contains oral accounts and memories of childhood games and toys, from the past to the present day.

The British Library. Children’s Playground Games and Songs in the New Media Age

Physical Fitness Resources for Kids. Lots of links to advice on how to stay fit and healthy.


Mountain Voices. A site containing interviews of over 300 people who live in mountain and highland regions around the world. Their testimonies offer a personal perspective on change and development, as well as memories of childhood.

Toypost. A site where you can order traditional toys and games online or by post.

SchoolHistory.co.uk. Includes recommendations and links to other useful history websites.

British Toy Museums. Contains contact details for toy museums across the country.

Christian Home Education. A selection of skipping and jump rope songs and rhymes.

Saga Forum. Looks at playground chants and special words.

More links. Useful oral history links for schools compiled by the East Midlands Oral History Archive.


Last updated: 01/12/2011
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