Press

2017

The Play Lady Documentary July 2017

         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPFNCSk7jZ8

WTOP, "Every Day is Kid's Day"

http://wtop.com/every-day-is-kids-day/2017/07/every-day-kids-day-importance-summer-play/

Play and Playground Magazine, Summer 2017, "Ask the play lady"

https://www.playgroundprofessionals.com/playground/playstructures/why-should-we-make-time-visit-themed-and-specialty-parks206

Takoma Park Newsletter, June 2017

https://documents.takomaparkmd.gov/news/newsletter/2017/20170601-Takoma%20Park%20Newsletter-May-2017.pdf

Play Talk at US PLAY COalition Conference, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr-YgrAuJco

Takoma Park City TV, Mid-winter Play Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39cvKvVx6v0

PlayGrounding Podcast

http://www.playgrounding.com/30/

Playing, Fitness for Children, and Healthy Eating Go Hand in Hand March 2017

https://www.playgroundprofessionals.com/play/health-and-safety/playing-fitness-children-and-healthy-eating-go-hand-hand103

Takoma Park Newsletter, April 2017

https://documents.takomaparkmd.gov/news/newsletter/2017/20170404-Takoma-Park-City-Newsletter.pdf

LPA volunteers appeared on the front page of the Takoma Park newsletter.

Bring Back Free Play April 2017

http://shoutengine.com/PlayGrounding/pgp-30-bringing-back-free-play-trusting-kids-to-ch-35082

The Play Lady to Give PLAYtalk “Is Your Community Designed For Play?” April 2017

https://usplaycoalition.org/the-play-lady-playtalk

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

https://soundcloud.com/user-90819031-123474384/meet-your-neighbor-pat-rumbaugh

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

http://takomavoice.com/gallery/seventh-annual-mid-winter-play-day/

 

2016

Play and Playground Magazine - Ready to Get Wet?

http://www.playgroundprofessionals.com/magazine/issues/2016/06/ready-get-wet106

aarp interview

http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/livable-in-action/info-2016/interview-pat-rumbaugh-the-play-lady.html

Genius of Play

http://www.thegeniusofplay.org/TGOP/EA/2015_Articles/10_Reasons_Why_You_Should_Start_a_Play_Club_in_Your_School.aspx#.V3GCZ5MrI6h

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

Pushing Play

Why Close a Street for Play

         The Benefits of Play Events in Your Community

Make Play Part of a Planned Community Event

2015

NBC4 Video Clips, July 24, 2015

Play BBQ Introduction

Play BBQ Hula-hoop

Play BBQ T-Ball

Play BBQ Tennis

Play BBQ Food

Play BBQ Closing

Washington Post Express, July 16, 2015

http://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2015/07/16/fun-things-for-adults-to-do-in-d-c-to-feel-like-a-kid-again

The play lady gets Bulletin Boards Installed at city parks! july 2015

         https://takomaparkmd.gov/newsletter/bulletin-boards-installed-at-city-parks/

WTOP, May 2015

http://wtop.com/lifestyle/2015/05/promoting-play-the-importance-of-a-spontaneous-summer/slide/1/

Gaithersburg Book Festival, 2015

http://gaithersburgbookfestival.org/meet-play-advocate-and-author-pat-rumbaugh-at-the-gaithersburg-book-festival/

http://gaithersburgbookfestival.org/the-play-lady-pat-rumbaughs-favorite-book/

2014

American Association for the Child's Right to Play - Members' News Blast

http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a68cb4c5d2185a21ac1b3e76d&id=b76bb9b492

TedxNavasink

http://tedxnavesink.com/project/pat-rumbaugh/

TEDxLizardCreek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SecOJkJvPxY

Washington Post - Opinion Piece on Play

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dcs-homeless-children-deserve-a-great-place-to-play-its-time-to-build-them-one/2014/04/10/5311f584-c0e4-11e3-b574-f8748871856a_story.html

Play to be in style at annual Takoma Park Independence Day Parade

 http://www.gazette.net/gazettecms/story.php?id=6076

2013

Takoma Park TV 2013 Play DAy Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVEEhFyiQ20

May 2013 VOA Article- 'Play Lady' Encourages Everyone to Play

https://www.voanews.com/a/play-lady-encourages-everyone-to-play/1651293.html

Washington Post - Local Living Feature

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/play-time-for-everyone-in-takoma-park/2013/03/26/350a69f0-930d-11e2-a31e-14700e2724e4_story.html

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.

2012

Come out and play on Zip Code Day 2/09/12

http://takomavoice.com/2012/02/07/community-come-out-and-play-on-zip-code-day-20912/

 

The Play Lady Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iUCCyrARjQ

2011

Residents Enjoy Mid-Winter Play Day

https://patch.com/maryland/takomapark/residents-enjoy-mid-winter-play-day

Takoma Park Mid Winter Play to Hit the Stage Saturday

https://patch.com/maryland/takomapark/takoma-park-mid-winter-play-to-hit-the-stage-saturday

Washington parent September 2011- One Woman's Commitment to Children

https://www.washingtonparent.com/articles/1109/play.php

TAKOMA VOICE OCTOBER 2011- From “Touch a Truck” to Four Square at the 3rd Annual Play Day

http://takomavoice.com/2011/10/26/from-%E2%80%9Ctouch-a-truck%E2%80%9D-to-four-square-at-the-3rd-annual-play-day/

2010

SEPTEMBER 2010- PIED PIPER PAT MAKES TAKOMA PARK MORE PLAYFUL

http://takomavoice.com/2010/09/01/pied_piper_pat_makes_takoma_pa/

For Takoma park kids, the playing's the thing

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx0cHBsYXljb21taXR0ZWV8Z3g6NmQ5ODU5NGM3ZGJjM2JjYg

October 2010 September Play Day

http://takomavoice.com/2010/10/01/by_sandy_moorephotos_by_molly/

 

2009

The Gazette July 2009- Passion for recreation earns Takoma Park ‘Playful City' designation

http://www.gazette.net/stories/07222009/silvnew193145_32535.shtml

Sometimes, students have to relearn how to play

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/27/AR2009102704009.html

City committee emphasizes the importance of play

http://www.gazette.net/stories/09302009/silvnew190658_32521.shtml

Takoma Park Newsletter, November 2009

https://documents.takomaparkmd.gov/news/newsletter/2009/20091101-takoma-park-city-newsletter.pdf

Takoma Park Newsletter, June 2009 (page 3 plays the thing)

https://documents.takomaparkmd.gov/news/newsletter/2009/20090601-takoma-park-city-newsletter.pdf