Author - Meryl Neiman


Meryl Neiman graduated from Brown University and Duke University School of Law. After almost a decade working as a litigator for a large law firm, she leaped off the corporate ladder to devote more time to raising her kids and writing. Her passion for play inspired her to co-found, a free playdate scheduling site.  She added radio host to her resume when she was asked to host Parenting with Playdate Planet, a parenting talk show on

The Case for Play!

I'll be honest. I'm a play advocate. I co-founded Playdate Planet, an online playdate scheduling site, and I write and speak frequently about the importance of play for children. I know that unstructured play for kids has declined drastically in the last two decades. I know that many schools have reduced, or eliminated, recess. I read stuff that depresses me about play, or the lack thereof, all the time. But, recently, I saw a news story that shocked even me. The NY Post reported that rich...

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 9:25 AM by Meryl Neiman