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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Easter Treats – Age 6

March 28, 2015

I saw this really great post over on THE PIONEER WOMAN.  I showed it to my 6 year old son and he immediately wanted to make them.  Ours are not as pretty, but they are 100% child made, and as [...]

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Using Play to Empower

March 20, 2015

When we change the way we view behavior, we change our relationship with our children.  If we can start to see sibling squabbles, cleaning up, and other behaviors during play as an opportunity, we can use those opportunities to guide [...]

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Learning Through Movement (sight words)

March 6, 2015

(Crappy cell phone pic post.) “I want to do this at least 21 more times!!!” It feels so good to listen to laughter coming from your child as they learn.  Making learning fun creates life long learners.  When children use [...]

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Raffle Giveaway for L.R. Knost

February 23, 2015

This giveaway post from our sister page, Parenting Beyond Punishment. The Give the Gift of Gentle Parenting and Give the Gift of Life fundraiser for L.R. Knost is in its final week and we are bringing it one step closer [...]

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Microscopic

February 15, 2015

~ Aside from P.E., science was always my favorite subject in school.  I loved all of those hands-on, real life learning opportunities, so I get super excited when I can use science to expand on all areas of learning with [...]

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