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.

 

0004Rosie Lamphere, is co-owner at PLAY AT HOME MOM, LLC.  Rosie holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts with disciplines in Social Work and Sociology with a minor is Business.  She is a Play At Home Mom of 3 daughters ages 4-7.

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Art Tray – CD Creations

August 12, 2016

Art has always been a huge part of our lives.  An art space was the first thing that went into our playroom and it continues to be the number one activity of choice. A big chunk of our playroom is [...]

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Push Light Play

August 10, 2016

WHAT YOU NEED: Push Lights: I purchased these at Walmart in a pack of 4 for $4.00.  I bought 3 packs and they do NOT come with batteries.  Each light requires 3 AA batteries.  They also have push lights at [...]

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Mini Materials – A Review

August 8, 2016

In the Reggio philosophy, the materials we choose reflect how we think about children.  We like to choose materials that are real, natural, and aesthetically pleasing.  We like to choose materials that inspire children to want to play; and just [...]

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DIY Bread Box Oven

August 7, 2016

In my classroom last year, the kitchen area got zero play. When I noticed tumbleweeds blowing across that area of the room, I decided to remove the massive kitchen furniture and create a new space. As the new school year [...]

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Loose Parts Collage

June 11, 2016

  The theory of “loose parts” was first introduced by architect Simon Nicholson in the 1970s.  It’s recently become a buzz word from child development experts and those who advocate for the developmentally appropriate practice of play in preschool.  The [...]

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