Lesli Richards is the award-winning author of The Homegrown Preschooler and A Year of Playing Skillfully. A homeschooling mother of five, she enjoys encouraging other homeschooling families to cultivate wonder in their children though intentional play. She is an advocate for special needs families as they navigate the best educational opportunities for their children. She has spent five years as a Director for Classical Conversations Challenge Program, and enjoys writing and speaking on Classical Education. A sought after speaker across the country, Lesli is described as a knowledgeable, humorous and passionate voice of encouragement. She lives with husband Brendan in North Georgia.