January at the Playhouse

Happy New Year! We hope you had a nice and relaxing holiday season spent with loved ones. We have a full month of programs and lots of fun activities planned – including celebrating our 1st Anniversary with a party on Saturday, January 25 at 11 am! Read on for a snapshot of what’s happening this month and to RSVP.

Programs

LMNOP (0-3 year olds)

Language Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) is an interactive and engaging program designed to guide parents and young children through learning basic sign language and other forms of communication while using music and language-based activities.

Click here to RSVP for Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 10am

Click here to RSVP for Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 10am

Playhouse Pals (5-8 year olds)

Supports the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. This program also supports gross motor skills through active games, as well as fine motor skills & self-help skills.

Click here to RSVP for Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 1pm

Kids Club (8-12 year olds)

Supports the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. This program will also support gross motor skills through active games, fine motor and self-help skills through meal/snack preparation and activities.

Click here to RSVP for Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 1pm

Teen Tastic (13-17 year olds)

Focuses on building social skills with friends without Down syndrome by participating in team-based activities in a casual and fun setting. Skill development includes understanding compromise, turn-taking and problem-solving abilities.

Click here to RSVP for Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 1:30pm

Art Explosion: Adventures in Soul Journaling (13 and up)

Provides hands-on experience with multiple art media and provides an outlet for individuals with Down syndrome to express themselves, build confidence and socialize with peers.

Click here to RSVP for Sunday, January 25, 2020 @ 1pm

Fantastic Friends (18 and up)

A fun purposeful & social gathering for adults with Down syndrome, their peers and the community. Supports the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. Recommended for Adults 18+.

Click here to RSVP for Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 7pm

Music in Motion (18 and up)

Tap into your inner rock star where every voice shines!  This therapeutic use of music and movement builds self-confidence and that strengthens social, communication and motor skills.

Click here to RSVP for Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 7pm

Fantastic Friends: Eating with Brandon (18 and up)

Brandon Movitz, Fitness and Nutrition Specialist, is coming to work with our adults on making healthier eating choices so they can feel better and live a healthy lifestyle. Brandon will focus on a different topic and use hands on learning to teach our adults more about nutrition.

Click here to RSVP for Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 3:30pm

Open Play (ALL ages welcome)

Promotes positive beginnings for new families, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends while allowing families to network and support one another. Come ready for fun and a crazy good time! Open to all families of all ages.

Click here to RSVP for Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 11am

Click here to RSVP for Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 11am

Click here to RSVP for Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 11am

Programs Coming Soon!

GiGiFIT Adult (18 and up)

Introduces the key movements of foundational, hip strengthening, and vestibular/balance exercises, making them successful to implement and practice at any stage of life! Focuses on improving areas of fitness through activities in strength, endurance, joint stability, balance, movement control and more. GiGiFIT promotes wellness through nutrition, pushing through barriers and building self-confidence. The Winter 2020 session begins January 20 and concludes March 25.

Click here to register

Other Dates to Consider

Volunteer Orientation

January 11, 2020 @ 10am for more information and to RSVP click here.

Usborne Book Party!

January 18, 2020 @ 10:30am for more information click here.

GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit’s 1st Birthday Party!

January 25, 2020 @ 11am for more information and to RSVP click here.

Save the Date: World Down Syndrome Day Dance Party!

March 21, 2020 @ Groves High School- Stay tuned for more details!

 

Visit the website calendar for additional information!

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