The Murray & Bird storybooks support curriculum connections and teach health literacy in a fun and engaging way to encourage healthy behaviours in children. Each Murray & Bird storybook has a theme: the benefits of drinking water (Water Works!), encouraging outdoor play (Murray’s Outdoor Adventure) and school connectedness (The Search for the Missing Hat).
Each storybook has accompanying activities that support the Foundations for a Healthy School. Murray & Bird is part of a comprehensive strategy that includes having a variety of activities to use in the classroom, schoolwide and at home. When activities are done both in the school and at home, students see the messages as they live, learn and play.
FDK: OE4-Problem-solving skills, OE6-Health and well-being awareness, OE9-Literacy behaviours, OE28-Awareness of surroundings
Grade 1: Healthy Eating D1.1, D2.2; Personal Safety and Injury Prevention D1.2, D2.4; Mental Health Literacy D3.3
Grade 2: Healthy Eating D1.2, D2.2; Personal Safety and Injury Prevention D3.1; Mental Health Literacy D3.1
In addition to Physical and Health Education, the activities and stories link to Social Studies, Art, Science and Technology curricula
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Foundations for a Healthy School
Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014. Reproduced with permission.
The Search for the Missing Hat
In The Search for the Missing Hat, Murray makes a new friend Sam. They work together to find Sam’s missing hat. Will they find it in time for Silly Hat day at school? See how Murray and his friends work together and meet their schools’ helpers along the way.
In Murray's Outdoor Adventure, see how Murray and his friends take a break from the television to head outside to explore the outdoors. The best part is how they discover a cool surprise along the way.