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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  • The Apple Demo (DVD)

    Author: Lisa Murphy

    Product Code:
    540017 (DVD)
    ISBN:
    540017 (DVD)

    Description & More Details

    DVD

    This DVD will give you a quick comparison of four classrooms: one using real apples, one using plastic apples, one using a coloring sheet of an apple, and one using a flashcard of the word apple. This demonstration illustrates how language development occurs when using real materials not abstract concepts.

    This DVD was designed to be used at back-to-school nights or parent/teacher conferences. Teach yourself how to facilitate the apple demo or play the DVD for parents.

    A step by step instruction sheet is included on the disc.

    10 minutes.

    $18.95  
  • Ooey Gooey DVD Set

    Author: Lisa Murphy

    Product Code:
    540018 (DVD Set)
    ISBN:
    540018 (DVD Set)

    Description & More Details

    DVD

    Get all 14 DVDs from Lisa Murphy, including:

    • What If Today Was Their Only Day?
    • Making Time for Books and Stories
    • Oh Those Little Ones
    • Many Kinds of Smart
    • The Importance of Early Experiences
    • Fizzle, Bubble, Pop & WOW!
    • Identifying and Creating Child-Centered Environments
    • Creative Art with Young Children
    • Large Motor Games We Like to Play
    • Mother Goose is on the Loose
    • Ooey Gooey Squishy Plop
    • Montessori, Piaget, Vygotsky, Oh My!
    • 10 Little Hot Dogs Frying in the WHAT?
    • Let's Go Outside

    Each DVD approximately 60 minutes

    $670.00  
  • 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  
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