Free Play Can be Inspired by Boredom

LPA’s Pat, The Play Lady, was interviewed on WTOP radio about the ideas for the “I’m bored” complaint and the importance of unstructured play. A brief summary and link to the audio can be found on the link below. Also find a link in our Menu under “Press-Audio” or “Resources and Articles.”

Pushing Play

In 2009 Claire Koenig volunteered at the 1st Play Day sponsored by the Takoma Park Play Committee – which would eventually birth Let’s Play America and many more Play Days. After volunteering Claire wrote this essay for her English class. In this lovely essay Claire beautifully describes the magic of play, and the passion and dedication of play advocates. Please enjoy and then go bring some play magic into your life.

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LPA Internship Program coming soon

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LPA Awards and Recognition

Pat has received three awards in 2018: nationally, Clemson University Youth Development Practitioner Award, regionally, Montgomery County Commission on Children and Youth, Dr. Nancy Dworkin  Award and Takoma Foundation, Tak-tivist Award-commits to civic leadership, year in, year out. 


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