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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other Dates to Consider
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!