The name says it all…Pat Rumbaugh IS The Play Lady! The co-founder of Let’s Play America, is on a mission to encourage joy, improve communities and connect neighbors through play.
“When I play, I am happy, energized and enthusiastic, and I feel like I can take on the world,” says Pat, who is a passionate play advocate and encourages people of all ages to experience the benefits of playing.
Pat speaks all over the country about the importance of play. She is frequent blogger on the topic as well, contributing to Psychology Today, Genius of Play, AARP and Play and Playground Magazine. Pat is also author of a children’s book, Let’s Play at the Playground, published in 2013.
The Play Lady has organized more than 60 free events, and her small city sees three “Play Days” a year — including one just for adults — that attract several hundred people. Because of The Play Lady, her hometown has been named a Playful City USA eight times!
The Play Lady’s PLAYtalk is entitled, “Is Your Community Designed For Play?”