"GET A BIGGER CARPET! IM MAKING A TRACK! Do Preschool Teachers Value Block Play?"
Lisa Murphy, MEd.
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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! Shes back with us with a NEW topic!! GET A BIGGER CARPET! IM 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.