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Daniela Perieda
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Pat Rumbaugh
, The Play Lady lives in Takoma Park, Maryland USA. In 2009 she founded This is a group of people who wanted to promote play in their community. Since 2009 they have put on over 50 fun FREE play events for people of all ages. On you can see videos of past Play Days, two TEDxTalks Pat gave in 2014 on the subject of Play, several articles, a documentary called "The Play Lady," and videos by AARP and Voice of America TV shown nationally and internationally.

On July 28, 2014 became an official nonprofit. Pat and Daniel Nakamura Co-founded this organization, so they could promote play nationally. LPA's mission: we strive to encourage people of all ages to play by helping them create playful events in their OWN communities.

Pat has spoken all over the country about the importance of Play. On the LPA website you can see Pat's speaking engagements. Also on that website is the cover of Pat's children's book, Let's Play at the Playground published in 2013. 
Pat believes everyone deserves to play. She is actively looking for Grants and Sponsors to help her promote play. Anyone interested in having Pat come to their community or have questions on how to promote play may contact Pat


What every child should do before the age of 12

Don't overengineer kids' spontaneous play, children's organizations say
Mary Wiens

When kids start playing to win
Cory Turner

Ithaca's Day of Play
October 11th - Ithaca, New York

NAEYC Annual Conference
November 5-8 - Dallas, Texas

Wonderplay Conference
November 14-15 -  New York City

A children's play day in conjunction with 14 other agencies

November 15th - Gladys Porter Zoo. Brownsville,Texas. 
This fee will be half off, and be an all day Play day, w
ith tons of materials, equipment and books.

For more info contact
Dr. Georgianna Duarte:

Children's Rights ECE Conference
February 21st (8:00 - 5:30) - University of Texas-Brownsville Campus

Activists and Leaders from the Rio Grande Valley will speak on children’s  rights in the area of human rights, education, nutrition, health, and well being.
For more info contact
Dr. Georgianna Duarte: 



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