Our Story

Our mission is to provide ideas and activities to help families connect through play. Our hopes are to change lives – one PLAY at a time!  Our message is that children are worthy of being listened to, that children are competent and capable, that children learn best through play, and that children are our best teachers.   Our philosophy is that play is a perfect opportunity to connect with our children and strengthen the parent/child relationship.  Ourbeliefs are that empathy, respect, and trust are the basis for all human relationships.  We hope you embrace the mess, embrace the challenges, embrace “yes”, and embrace childhood.   Take what you love, and leave the rest. ~ Ashley Kagan, Founder and Co-owner of Play at Home Mom, LLC

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Ashley Kagan, Med MECD is the founder and co-owner of PLAY AT HOME MOM LLC.  Ashley holds a double masters degree in Exceptional Student Education and Early Childhood Development.  She has over 20 years of experience working with children and families.  Ashley was a teacher for 11 years, 8 years teaching children with autism and 3 years teaching pre-k in a Reggio-inspired school.  Ashley is also a contributor to PARENTING BEYOND PUNISHMENT, a company dedicated to supporting parents and caregivers on their journey to guide their children in gentle, loving ways.  Ashley lives with her husband and son in North Carolina.

 

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Rosie Lamphere, is co-owner of Play At Home Mom, LLC.  Rosie holds a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts with disciplines in Social Work and Sociology.  She is a Play At Home Mom of 3 daughters ages 2-5.

 

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Giveaway – Little Dress Up Shop

April 12, 2014

Around Christmas time my girls were asking  for princess dresses.  We tried a few on at local retail stores and they were just blah.  The quality was not the best and to my clothes-sensitive daughters they felt “itch and scratchy”. [...]

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Outer Space – Orbit

April 4, 2014

When we follow the lead of our children, it allows us to meet them exactly where they are developmentally – and children learn things easily when they are developmentally ready.  When we did our PUSH LIGHT PLANETS, my son was [...]

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DIY Letter Lego Tiles

March 20, 2014

  Do you have a child who loves Legos? My son can spend great lengths of time building cars and boats with Legos – from his imagination.  Luckily we have a local Lego store with a pick-a-brick wall and I [...]

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The Games List

March 17, 2014

All of these games are on our amazon store, but we decided to do a post with them all located in the same place because we get a lot of questions about games we love to play with our children. [...]

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Exploring Money Concepts

March 15, 2014

    If it hasn’t been in the hand…and the body…it can’t be in the brain.  ~ Bev Bos   We like to engage and challenge our children and their learning by recreating real-life situations in our imaginary play.  This is [...]

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