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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Dollar Tree Pump Paint Bottles

February 4, 2016

In my classroom we have all of our paint in THESE JARS.  They are great little jars, but sometimes the tops get stuck on and even I have a hard time getting them off (and back on).  I’ve been looking [...]

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Play At Home Mom Giveaway!

December 12, 2015

We wanted to say THANK YOU to our almost 400,000 Facebook Followers.  We started this adventure almost 5 years ago and we sincerely appreciate every one of you!.  Thank you for being a part of our community. We will be [...]

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Zentangle Tray

December 11, 2015

I have various Art Trays set up for my girls in their art area.  There are 4 trays that I switch out periodically.  I try and create an invitation based off their interests. They went through a little adult coloring [...]

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Sticky Tree

December 6, 2015

What you need: Cone Styrofoam – This can sometimes be found at Dollar Tree.  Also, all craft stores. Pom Poms Adhesive Spray            We used Aleene’s Tacky Spray. We used all different sorts of pom poms. [...]

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Embracing the “Potty Talk”

November 29, 2015

~ You know that old saying, “if you can’t beat them, join them”?  Well, I fully embrace this mindset when it comes to things like “potty talk”.  Children love to talk about bodily functions and body parts.  It’s developmentally appropriate. [...]

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