let the people play, november 2017
Pat's fall column, ask the play lady
AARP features let's play america
Let’s Play America received some wonderful news from AARP. Let’s Play America and Takoma Park are featured in the 2017 Edition of Nancy LeaMond’s book, WHERE WE LIVE: Communities For All Ages 100 + Inspiring Ideas From Community Leaders.
You can order a free print edition of Where We Live at
Takoma park newsletter, September 2017
WTOP, "Every Day is Kid's Day"
Play and Playground Magazine, Summer 2017, "Ask the play lady"
Takoma Park Newsletter, June 2017
Playing, Fitness for Children, and Healthy Eating Go Hand in Hand March 2017
Takoma Park Newsletter, April 2017
LPA volunteers appeared on the front page of the Takoma Park newsletter.
Bring Back Free Play April 2017
The Play Lady to Give PLAYtalk “Is Your Community Designed For Play?” April 2017
Genius of Play US Play Coalition Sweepstakes Award
We will receive $250 for closing a street to play in a low income neighborhood. Date, Time, and Location TBA.
Play and Playground Magazine, Spring 2017
Pat's first column in The Play and Playground Magazine called Ask The Play Lady. The website for the magazine is https://www.playgroundprofessionals.com/magazine
Takoma Voice - Seventh Annual Mid-winter Play Day, 2017
Play and Playground Magazine - Ready to Get Wet?
Genius of Play
Moral Landscapes Blog, Psychology Today, 2015/2016
Start a Play Club in Your School
Inter-Generational Games Night
The Play Lady Tells Us How to Become Play-ers
Community Service: Teens Make Great Play Advocates
How to Start a Play Committee in Your Community
How to Plan a Play Day in Your Community
Why Close a Street for Play
The Benefits of Play Events in Your Community
Make Play Part of a Planned Community Event
Washington Post Express, July 16, 2015
The play lady gets Bulletin Boards Installed at city parks! july 2015
WTOP, May 2015
Gaithersburg Book Festival, 2015
American Association for the Child's Right to Play - Members' News Blast
Washington Post - Opinion Piece on Play
Play to be in style at annual Takoma Park Independence Day Parade
May 2013 VOA Article- 'Play Lady' Encourages Everyone to Play
Washington Post - Local Living Feature
About Families Book Review - March 2013 Issue
Let’s Play at the Playground! By Pat Rumbaugh, The Play Lady Community Voice Media, LLC Picture Book $11.95 Rating ****
Young children love books about kids their age doing things they like to do. Let’s Play at the Playground is a wonderful example of how the combination of simple text and beautiful action photographs can portray a wonderful message. Playing is fun!
Now more than ever it is important to encourage kids to get out and play and this book does that. “By the time I finish reading this book at our library’s Circle Time, the kids are all revved up to run outside and play. It’s thrilling to see how this book inspires kids to get up and get moving.”
Karen MacPherson Children’s & Youth Services Coordinator, Takoma Park Maryland Library
Author, Pat Rumbaugh is a leading proponent of the importance of play in all of our lives. She was a physical education teacher at the Washington International School for more than 25 years. In 2009 the Washington post named her “All-Met Tennis Coach of the Year.
Come out and play on Zip Code Day 2/09/12
Residents Enjoy Mid-Winter Play Day
Takoma Park Mid Winter Play to Hit the Stage Saturday
Washington parent September 2011- One Woman's Commitment to Children
TAKOMA VOICE OCTOBER 2011- From “Touch a Truck” to Four Square at the 3rd Annual Play Day
september 2010-takoma puts the focus on fun
SEPTEMBER 2010- PIED PIPER PAT MAKES TAKOMA PARK MORE PLAYFUL
For Takoma park kids, the playing's the thing
October 2010 September Play Day
The Gazette July 2009- Passion for recreation earns Takoma Park ‘Playful City' designation
Sometimes, students have to relearn how to play
City committee emphasizes the importance of play
Takoma Park Newsletter, November 2009
Takoma Park Newsletter, June 2009 (page 3 plays the thing)