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Lisa Murphy

Lisa 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. She has been involved with early childhood education for over 20 years, teaching and working with children in various environments including Head Start, kindergarten, private preschools, family child care, parks and recreation centers, group homes, and many child care centers. Lisa lives in Upstate New York.




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Image of the book Lisa Murphy on PlayLisa 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 on Play: The Foundation of Children's Learning explains why school readiness IS children's play. This updated guide includes timely research and new stories that highlight how play is vital to social, physical, cognitive, and spiritual development of children. Learn the seven things we must do with chldren every day and why they are so important. Use daily observations to incorporate these seven things in an authentic and engaging way.
  • Explore the how and why of the seven things we should do everyday: create, move, sing, discuss, observe, read, and play
  • Understand how to link concepts to the experiences children have
  • Focus on what each child is doing, not what they are not doing
  • Become aware of challenges you migh face and how to work through them


Lisa's new book hits the Redleaf warehouse in March 2016.

Enjoy the following interview with Lisa on her new book. Click the link below to listen to the interview. A special thank you to Jeff Johnson for sharing his interview with Lisa!

Lisa Murphy Interview

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