Lisa Murphy, MEd, has spent more than 20 years in early childhood education, teaching and working with children in various environments. As the founder of Ooey Gooey, Inc., Lisa's mission is to assist in the transformation of early childhood education through her more than 200 workshops and keynotes each year. Using humor and real-life anecdotes, she connects with audiences and is recognized for her ability to link hands-on activities to educational standards, her outspoken advocacy, and her commitment to creating child-centered and play-based early childhood environments.
"Lisa Murphy says it exactly as it needs to be said. Play is the foundation. She says it with humor even as she backs it up with eons of research. But most importantly she shares the fire in her belly with us infusing us with her enormous passion and dedication to doing what's best for children. I intend to have a copy of this book with me always--so that I can hand it out to people who need to read it for whatever reason!"--Tamar Jacobson, PhD, author of Don't Get So Upset!
Make time on your schedule. Lisa Murphy On Play
is not only a book you need to buy, it's a book
you need to read.--Jeff Johnson, author of Let
Them Play Lisa Murphy on Play: The Foundation of
Children's Learning comes from a 'play advocate' and early
childhood education expert who has a clear understanding of the
importance and role of play in the early education process, and who
provides a fun primer directed to adults (teachers and parents
alike) who want to incorporate more learning opportunities through
play experiences. Chapters reduce this concept to seven basic
routines that can easily be done with children on a daily basis,
teaching how to make these seven methods a part of daily activities
and how to connect them to basic concepts kids will learn from.
From making time to move and grow to cultivating creativity and a
sense of touch, this is a solid guide any adult can easily use with
all children.--The Education Shelf, California