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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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Haunted Houses

October 22, 2014

At a recent trip to Michaels my girls were checking out the flimsy foam haunted house kits.  ”Mommy, can we make a haunted house?” AK’s Keepsake “Gingerbread” House post immediately came to mind. See post here: http://www.playathomemomllc.com/2013/12/keepsake-gingerbread-house/ The Invitation Everything [...]

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Eye of Newt, Wool of Bat, Tongue of Dog

October 20, 2014

“Eye of Newt, Wool of Bat, Tongue of Dog” – These are some of the funny ingredients from my daughter’s favorite book series Ivy and Bean, and I’m making jars of them as a surprise for my daughter because she LOVES [...]

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YES

October 15, 2014

Yes, you may. Children don’t get better at coping with hearing the word “no” because we deliberately impose a “firm no” sometimes. What best prepares children to deal with the “real world”, rules, limit setting, and boundaries is to feel [...]

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Cooking with Visuals

I started this post a year ago….and it’s just now coming to fruition.  LOL This is a hugely popular book in our home every October.  I have the audio CD that goes with the book, and it is SO FUN! [...]

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Intabobs

Intabobs

October 14, 2014

RL sent my daughter a lovely surprise a few weeks ago just because it “looked like us.” I took it as a compliment as soon as I opened the book and looked at the beautiful, creative ideas. We sat and [...]

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