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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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6 Fun Ways to Explore Outer Space

July 28, 2014

Once you realize what you children are interested in, you can provide the materials to expand their learning in those areas.   Here are 6 fun activities for those space loving children out there. 1. CREATE A CAVE OF STARS [...]

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Fort Magic Review and Giveaway

Fort Magic is, well…. MAGICAL! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) The Fort Magic Kit really is the toy with endless possibilities! What IS Fort Magic? “Fort Magic is an innovative fort building and construction toy that enables children to build 3D, kid-created, ”life-size” worlds for inventive play! [...]

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Big Book of Questions

July 9, 2014

      My oldest daughter really enjoys reading The Big Book of Why along with all of it’s counterparts…space, ocean, dinosaurs, and animals.  Reading these books often result in more questions.  She also asks a lot of questions while we are [...]

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Firecracker T-Shirts

July 5, 2014

This is one of our favorite crafts for celebrations.  We have dyed t-shirts for birthday parties, Memorial day, Easter, etc.  We decided to make some Firecracker T-shirts this year for the Fourth of July!  It’s a fun, easy, inexpensive craft [...]

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