On the importance of Thigh Slapping, and other messages from the Ooey Gooey Lady.

Lisa Murphy, aka the Ooey Gooey lady,  Early Childhood teacher trainer with a real gift–comedian-funny, and marries theory and practice in a way that’s on-the-ground useful.

For instance, how to buy yourself 30 seconds to think at circle time:



A routine (Jack in the box song) for ending circle time consistently and clearly.



The banana ritual if (it’s too silly, you’re in the wrong profession)


the shark song/fingerplay (hang around for the punchline)


Here’s her tumblr feed. (Please note that she is msooey on tumblr.)


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Speech and Language Pathologist, former toddler teacher, messy play enthusiast, and unapologetic type B.
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