Monday, May 9, 2011

Lisa Murphy, A Bright Shining Star, or Why I Love her book PLAY: The Foundation that Supports the House of Higher Learning

I have just finished reading Play: The Foundation that Supports the House of Higher Learning, by Lisa Murphy. It's enjoyable reading, and provides the reasons for providing play based learning for young children - such valuable reading for parents and educators.

 Lisa's personality shines through the book, and it is apparent that she has definitely "walked the walk", knowing how it is to work on the floor - as well as providing illumination about what kids need to grow and learn within daycare and preschool environments.

Well, bother!
I've just spent over an hour trying to write an interesting review of this book, and really can't do justice to it (at this moment in time anyways!)

So instead, here are two videos of Lisa - aka The Ooey Gooey Lady, I hope you'll enjoy her spirit, and decide to read her book! The book is well written, and excellent food for thought!

  Well just beautiful! I love it! Hope you did to, and look up more of her work!


child central station said...

I love her stuff :). This looks like so much fun!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Thanks Amy for dropping in!
Yes, her work is great!
She's so inspirational!

Stacey said...

Hi Brenda. I love the Ooey Gooey lady!! I got the opportunity to meet her, see her workshop in a smallish group (about 50 local preschool and childcare providers) and talk with her afterwards. She is awesome. She actually owns the childcare center, but is not the director. Her personality does not mesh well with those responsibilities. She is a teacher there.

Btw, thank you for checking in on me. I am fine. Just soooo super busy. I will type up something later this week about all that is going on both at work and at home. I can barely keep up with the blogs I read... Have a wonderful week!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Stacey, Thanks for sharing your story of meeting Lisa, this is what I had heard that she provides a fun workshop, and is nice to talk to. I enjoyed seeing her on the videos because she really conveys so well how it is sometimes, and with humour. Well, she's doing a good job of helping ECE and children.

Take care, I'll be sure and check in in a couple of days!