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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Sticky Letters

September 21, 2014

My girls love playing with the white board.  I’m always trying to come up with fun ways to use it it.  Since my middle child (age 4) is letter obsessed right now I decided to create a fun invitation for [...]

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Jumping for Sight Words

September 20, 2014

Since my oldest started Kindergarten we try and spend most of her home time outdoors!!    Today we took her sight word practice outside as well.  Obviously you need a trampoline for the way we did it, however, I will [...]

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Egyptian Pyramids

September 10, 2014

About a year ago, I set up an invitation similar to this one – for building - but my son had very little interest in it. For as long as I can remember he has been fascinated with pyramids and the desert. [...]

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A Sunflower Story – A Journey Into Child Led Learning

September 8, 2014

This post is brought to you by: CRAPPY CELL PHONE PICS. Enjoy! Project work is a large component of the Reggio Approach.  In our home, my son and I work together to create the spirit of cooperation, collaboration, and construction of [...]

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Learning Sight Words Through Play

September 1, 2014

Children who are prematurely pushed into regimented academic instruction display less creativity and enthusiasm for learning later in life.  In our home, learning through play does not end when Kindergarten begins.  We say no to worksheets, and instead create fun [...]

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