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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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Learning Sight Words Through Play

September 1, 2014

Children who are prematurely pushed into regimented academic instruction display less creativity and enthusiasm for learning later in life.  In our home, learning through play does not end when Kindergarten begins.  We say no to worksheets, and instead create fun [...]

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Sensory Play in K

August 25, 2014

As many of you know, my son started Kindergarten a few weeks ago.  Of course, the mindful/reggio/playful/child advocating mommy in me is trying to support his teacher in any way that I can as we decide if public school is [...]

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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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