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 has her Montessori Certification for children ages 3-6.  Rosie is a Play At Home Mom of 3 daughters ages 5-8.

 

 

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RIGAMAJIG – Review and Giveaway

May 27, 2017

Rigamajig was developed in 2011 by Cas Holman for Friends of the High Line in collaboration with early learning educators, woodworkers, and children. It was launched in New York City’s High Line Park as the High Line Children’s Workyard Kit and [...]

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Bottle Cap Art

April 23, 2017

  It’s interesting to notice that when paint is readily available to children, it eventually seems to lose it’s allure.  In our classroom the children go days without touching the paint.  We like to offer new and different mediums for [...]

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Easter Egg Hunt Sensory Bin

March 14, 2017

  What we used: 10lb bag of white rice (Walmart $5.00) Green food coloring (one neon and one regular) Rubbing alcohol Various Fairy Garden Pieces (Dollar tree) Mini Eggs (Dollar Tree) Playmobil pieces       To dye the rice [...]

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Jungle Jumparoo Giveaway!

March 11, 2017

It’s time for another Jungle Jumparoo Giveaway!! This is one of our most loved toys… because it is such a huge hit with our community, we decided to give another one away. You can see how to enter at the [...]

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SCRAPS: Up-cycled Wooden Toy Blocks (Review)

March 3, 2017

Scraps are toy blocks created with up cycled scrap wood left over from local wood shops. Some of the blocks are dyed with food coloring for safe play, and they are beautiful. This is a small business and USA made [...]

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