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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Bugs

August 22, 2015

  Project based homeschooling is a way to ensure that children will take charge of their own education and gain essential skills.  In our home I start by paying attention.  When you know your child’s interests and potential strengths, you [...]

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$1.00 Doctor Play Supplies

August 11, 2015

After posting the first few pictures below on Facebook we had a lot of questions on where we purchased the supplies.  Here is a list of Dollar Tree finds you can purchase to stock your Doctor Play area. To see [...]

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BOOKS!!

June 27, 2015

We will continue to add to this list but here is a start.  These are all books that we own personally and love! AGES 0-2 FOUND LITTLE BLUE TRUCK There are other books in this series, however, we have not [...]

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Tin Cans

June 20, 2015

  My husband always saves our tin cans for various painting projects, etc.  He had a bunch of them stacked up on his workbench in the garage.  My girls noticed them and asked if they could use them.  They now [...]

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Building With Ice Blocks – 2015

~ Updated Post ~ Our love of beating the heat by building with ice started back in June of 2011 when I used bread pans and other things to freeze colored ice to make ICE BRICKS.   Soon after that [...]

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