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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Wooden Doll Ornaments

November 22, 2014

I sent some of these WOODEN PEOPLE to AB awhile back for her and her daughter to decorate.  They had a ton of fun with them and I just loved the way they came out.  You can see her post HERE [...]

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Pure Play Kids – Giveaway!

Pure Play Kids - Creative, Wooden Toys, Made-in-USA Toys ,Waldorf toys and Organic Stuffed Animals. Choose open-ended, battery-free  toys and watch imagination and skills flourish in Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers and Big Kids! Pure Play Kids was gracious enough to team up [...]

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Toys for Age 6

November 19, 2014

Here is our list for age 6. Please read the description and reviews of each item (on amazon) to make your own educated buyer decision. The toy titles are clickable for your convenience. DON’T SEE ANYTHING YOU LOVE?  CHECK OUT [...]

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Project Based Learning – Cheetahs

November 12, 2014

                      The love of all things in life that are “the fastest” started about a year ago.  In our BIG BOOK OF QUESTIONS, we have the fastest land animal – [...]

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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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