A BIGGER CARPET! I’M MAKING A TRACK! Do Preschool Teachers Value Block Play?"
Lisa Murphy, MEd.
April 18th, 2022 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
EWFCCA is proud to bring you The Ooey Gooey Lady ® Lisa Murphy M.Ed., LIVE
via ZOOM! She’s back with us with a NEW topic!! “GET A BIGGER CARPET! I’M MAKING
A TRACK! Do Preschool Teachers Value Block Play?” Lisa LOVES blocks, likes to
play with blocks, likes to reflect on the history of blocks, likes to observe
block play and really likes talking about how block play connects with all four
domains of DAP. In this session Lisa shares a PowerPoint summary of her Masters
Thesis research - while she set out to investigate whether or not preschool
teachers value block play, an extensive review of the literature did not reveal
existing data that explored this question, however it did suggest five
consistent variables which indicated value of block play: their attitude toward
blocks, the amount of classroom time and space allotted for block play, the
materials offered in the block area and teacher involvement with children in the
block center. During this session Lisa shares an informal overview of her
research, some of her findings, a brief history of block play, various stages of
block building and how blocks, and block play in general, connects to all four
domains within DAP.