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.
Takoma Park radio interview of pat, meet your neighbor
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
NBC4 Video Clips, July 24, 2015
Washington Post Express, July 16, 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
Takoma Park TV 2013 Play DAy Video
Voice of America TV Ad
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.