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 a strong 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.