Book Recommendation | The Ooey Gooey Handbook: Identifying and Creating Child-Centered Environments

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Lisa Murphy


With over sixty-five hands-on art, science, and outside play activity ideas for creating engaging environments both at home and in early childhood and school-age care programs, The Ooey Gooey® Handbook is a must-have resource for everyone who spends time with children. For early childhood educators or parents who are just beginning their Ooey Gooey® journey, this is a great starting point. It includes an informational overview of how The Ooey Gooey Lady® started her work and is loaded with activities to get your gooey juices flowing. Each activity includes concept words to explain what children are learning.

Lisa Murphy has been involved with early childhood education for over twenty years, teaching and working with children in various environments. She presents hundreds of workshops and keynotes at national and international audiences each year on various topics related to early childhood education.

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. She 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.

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