About the Author:

Lisa Murphy

Lisa Murphy, MEd, has been involved with early childhood education for over 30 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.

As the founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc., Lisa's mission is to assist in the transformation of early childhood education by offering the best workshops and trainings, the most up to date materials and resources, and insightful conversations and connections through the power of social media. Lisa presents hundreds of workshops and keynotes at national and international audiences each year on various topics related to early childhood education. She uses humor and real life anecdotes to reach and engage her audiences. Lisa's standing room only seminars have become known for their information, humor, inspiration, and energetic delivery. Lisa practices what she preaches by blending laughter with learning.

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.

Learn more about Lisa and Ooey Gooey, Inc., here.

Lisa Murphy 's Books

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  • What if Today Was Their Only Day DVD

    Author: Lisa Murphy

    Product Code:
    540002 (DVD)
    ISBN:
    540002 (DVD)

    Description & More Details

    DVD

    Lisa Murphy shares the powerful story of her first day of school. Through active and engaging storytelling Lisa brings you back to her first day, taking you on a grand tour of Miss Mary’s Nursery School and sharing many observations, lessons, and anecdotes about how early childhood has changed along the way. Lisa will share the sights, sounds, and smells of the place where, at the young age of three, she decided to become a teacher and identifies how, and why, that one day solidified her decision to become an educator. This inspiring keynote gets participants back in touch with their personal how and why. Special features include a self test, handout, and certification document. 66 minutes. Closed-Captioned.

    $79.00  
  • Ooey Gooey® Handbook: Identifying and Creating Child-Centered Environments

    Author: Lisa Murphy

    Product Code:
    543796 (Softbound)
    543802 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    9781605543796 (Softbound)
    9781605543802 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 3-8

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press free sample The Ooey Gooey Handbook

    Find more than 65 hands-on art, science, and outside play activity ideas for creating engaging environments both at home and at school. If you are just beginning your Ooey Gooey® journey, this is a great book to read. It includes an informational overview of how it all started and has lots of activities to get your gooey juices flowing. The Ooey Gooey® Handbook is a must read for anyone who spends time with children.

    Age focus: 3-8. Softbound, 204 pgs.

    $24.95  
    $24.95  
  • Ooey Gooey® Tooey: 140 exciting hands-on activity ideas for young children

    Author: Lisa Murphy

    Product Code:
    663436 (Softbound)
    543826 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-0-9706634-3-6 (Softbound)
    9781605543826 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 3-8

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press free sample Ooey Gooey Tooey

    140 hands-on activity ideas The highly anticipated sequel to The Ooey Gooey® Handbook, this resource shares 140 activities, art ideas and recipes, and sensory tub concoctions. Age focus: 3-8. Softbound, 204 pgs.

    $24.95  
    $24.95  
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