Author and play advocate Meredith Sinclair discusses her new book, Well Played: The Ultimate Guide to Awakening Your Family’s Playful Spirit. In this first Modern Dads Podcast of the new season, we talk about the joys of jumping in with your kids to play, and when we as parents need to step back.
Well Played has received generally positive reviews.
“With an easy helpful tone, and a helping of wit and humor to go with her solid expertise, Meredith has provided a totally guilt-free, truly encouraging, and wildly comprehensive guide to bringing more play into your life,” wrote our friends over at Cool Mom Picks.
“The bulk of the book is spent reminding grown-ups that we don’t have to be so serious. We can be moral authorities/voices of wisdom while also honestly enjoying time spent playing with our kids. There’s ideas on crafting at home, road-trip games, family music fun and more, much of it blessedly good old unplugged fun,” wrote a review for Mom Trends.
Meredith Sinclair is a former elementary school teacher. She has a master’s in education and turned her expertise to improving people’s lives by spreading the gospel of play. She is a blogger, television contributor, and spokesperson for the Genius of Play campaign. She is also a regular family lifestyle contributor to the Today show and Fox & Friends,. She also is a columnist for Chicago Parent magazine.
The Parent’s Phrase Book author Whit Honea chimes in at the end of our show with his poetic waxing on his definition of play.