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    • 1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stansich/133438545/ The Experience of Play! Helene Blowers Digital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan Library CLA, June 1, 2009
    • 2. Passions ... L & L K, J & D Travel Growth
    • 3. Passions ... What are yours?
    • 4. Warning ... Deep Thoughts ahead
    • 5.  
    • 6.
      • Lifelong Learning = Lifelong PLAY !
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/entelepentele/2583927950/
    • 7. What is Play? Play is the highest form of human activity - Nietzsche philosophy http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnadi/18067074
    • 8.
      • “Play is the highest form of research ”
      • - Albert Einstein
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/devcentre/335708735/
    • 9.
      • “ Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood.” .
      • Friedrich Froebel
      • (1782- 1852)
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/madmetal/2208315035/
    • 10.
      • Play is the “ free expression of what is in a child’s soul ,” giving “ joy, freedom, contentment, inner and outer rest, [and] peace with the world .”
      • Friedrich Froebel
      • Father of kindergarten
    • 11. “ The plays of childhood are the germinal leaves of all later life ” -Froebel http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3107090883/
    • 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/apoptotic/2540055580/ Froebel's gifts & occupations
    • 13. Play is serious learning - Fred Rogers http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaspi/12944421/
    • 14. What’s necessary for Play? http://www.flickr.com/photos/onegoodbumblebee/1444006597/
    • 15. Name the toy? Best selling toy worldwide ever ! 1 st known image of toy – 1648 painting 1 st sold as a commercial toy in 1940 Over 200 million sold each year
    • 16. Name the toy? Best selling toy worldwide ever ! 1 st known image of toy – 1648 painting 1 st sold as a commercial toy in 1940 Over 200 million sold each year http://flickr.com/photos/jupac/2675420204/
    • 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandi_22/474558156/ A brief history …
    • 18.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Children Blowing Bubbles by Jean-Etienne Liotard  (1702-1789)
    • 19. Bubbles by John Everett Millais – Pears Soap 1886 Thomas J. Barratt & Andrew Pears Dawn of modern advertising
    • 20.  
    • 21.  
    • 22. http://homepage.mac.com/keithmjohnson/soapbubblerphotos/page2/files/page2-1003-full.html Transcends Cultures
    • 23. Transcends Generations http://www.flickr.com/photos/flatfield/251635768/
    • 24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tz1_1zt/2505360288 Transcends Species
    • 25. 1996: longest bubble = 105 feet Most concentric bubble domes = 12 Some fun facts ...
    • 26. 2005 : Largest free floating: 105.4 cubic feet (788 gallons water)
    • 27. 1999: Most people simultaneously blowing bubbles = 23,680 Boleyn Park, London
    • 28. Most concentric bubble domes = 12 2007: Most people encased in a bubble = 50 kids
    • 29. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pandora_6666/2352927931/ 2001: Most bubbles blown with tarantula in mouth 119 Bubbles ( 30 sec) Ray Macaraeg – San Jose, CA
    • 30. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jubilo/469517060/ What's this really all about?
    • 31.
      • This slide intentionally left bubble-less
    • 32. http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandi_22/474558156/
    • 33. http://www.flickr.com/photos/owl/2696325046/ Because bubbles are about … Popping Bubbles What’s the experience?
    • 34. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimntonik/2758303137/ Blowing Bubbles What’s the experience?
    • 35. Which gives you more? http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubina/50366633/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/lkusuma/818295509/
    • 36. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dustinq/137169637 Bubbles provide the advantage
    • 37. http://www.flickr.com/photos/anthonysalvi/503911848/ What's our bubbles?
    • 38. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Soap_bubbles_2.jpg Books Programs information storytimes Access Computers
    • 39. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahbelle1/520639531/ Community
    • 40. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eltjopoort/2749313931/ "Cultural consumers thrive on information and ideas to fuel their creative self-expression." Patricia Martin Renaissance Generation
    • 41. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9267053@N04/640868137/ Solution? Easy Bubble Solution: - 1 quart of water - 1/2 c. of Dawn dishwashing detergent
    • 42. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/1675634434/ Find your passion
    • 43. http://homepage.mac.com/keithmjohnson/soapbubblerphotos/page4/files/page4-1039-full.html Fuel self-expression
    • 44. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nmchronicles/497353467/ Nurture Curiosity
    • 45. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lindenbaum/386124762/ Reflect Community
    • 46. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jstar/2742238689/ Build upon strengths
    • 47. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dustinq/137170823 Quantity = Quality
    • 48. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dustinq/137171657 Vancouver Bubble mob / Flash mob Take it to the community
    • 49. Embrace transparency
    • 50. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tailspin_tommy/478336588/ Look beyond the surface
    • 51. http://www.flickr.com/photos/placbo/267290111/in/photostream/ Pay attention to niches
    • 52. One size does not fit all
    • 53. http://www.skipweasel.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/freezebubbles/album/slides/pop.html
        • Focus on the relative
    • 54. http://www.flickr.com/photos/audrix/1572151898/ Create Collaborations
    • 55. http://homepage.mac.com/keithmjohnson/soapbubblerphotos/page5/files/page5-1033-full.html Let others take the lead
    • 56. http://www.flickr.com/photos/16961193@N06/2267862256/ Make it silly
    • 57. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenny-pics/2737382113/ Befriend messy
    • 58. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_diewald/2418836797/ Stretch yourself
    • 59. http://homepage.mac.com/keithmjohnson/soapbubblerphotos/page12/files/page12-1003-full.html Collect & Gather
    • 60. www.flickr.com/photos/boojee/170906657 Challenge your comfort zone
    • 61. Engaged + Motivated = Learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryloft/2803968334/ = Learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/jubilo/469517060/
    • 62. http://www.pssl.com/images/ProdImage01/500/BUBBLE-BLAST.jpg Remember it’s not really about the bubbles …
    • 63. providing the opportunities to BLOW them It’s about … http://www.flickr.com/photos/53539456@N00/437085000/
    • 64. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahbelle1/520605530 Support lifelong _________ Playing
    • 65. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenmiu/1647193253/ We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing . - George Bernard Shaw
    • 66. The Big Moo By Seth Godin
    • 67. http://www.flickr.com/photos/swamibu/2264617197/ Stop trying to be perfect and Start Being Remarkable focus on … Play!
    • 68. http://www.flickr.com/photos/crisgorissen/250823872/ Questions?
    • 69. http://www.flickr.com/photos/3l3na88/2539032486/ Helene Blowers Digital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan Library Slides @ LibraryBytes.com Thank you !