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Let’s Get Real About Purposeful Play

Let's get real about purposeful play – it's not just about passing the time, it's about setting the stage for some serious kid development. No fluff, no frills, just a deep dive into why playtime matters. So, hang tight as we explore the ins and outs of purposeful play –...
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Heartfelt Why’s: Our Passion for GiGi’s Playhouse Mission

At GiGi's Playhouse Fargo, our mission to foster a more inclusive and supportive community is fueled by the deep-rooted 'why' each member of our team carries. Today, some of our team, open our hearts to share personal motivations that drive us to further the mission of GiGi's Playhouse. Andrea's Why...
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Nurturing Independence at Home: A Follow-Up Guide

Here at GiGi's Playhouse Fargo, we believe that the journey to 'Best of All' continues beyond our doors. In this follow-up blog, we will delve into practical activities for parents to promote independence, enhance gross and fine motor skills, and foster a continuous learning environment at home. Activities that Promote...
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Best of All – A Guide to Supporting Your Child’s Development!

At GiGi's Playhouse Fargo, we celebrate all Best of All moments in and out of our Playhouse. As parents, your active role in your child's develop is not only important at GiGi's Playhouse, but also within your homes. In this blog, we will provide you with resources to support your...

Specialized Tutoring for Individuals with Down Syndrome: GiGi’s Playhouse Approach

Are you looking for a tutoring program that goes beyond conventional methods? At GiGi's Playhouse Fargo, we understand the unique learning needs of children with Down syndrome and tailor our tutoring sessions to maximize their potential. Our goal is simple: to empower these incredible kids and set them on a...
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GiGi’s Kitchen: Cultivating Confidence and Health, One Recipe at a Time

One of our favorite things we do here at GiGi's Playhouse Fargo is celebrate our participants and December brought a lot of celebrating. For the past twelve weeks, our teens and adults meet one time per week in the heart of our Playhouse to work together to create a healthy...
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Spring Program Round-Up

At GiGi’s Playhouse, it’s about way more than just programs—it's a whole community vibe. We’re all about bringing people together: individuals with Down syndrome, families, and anyone looking to share, learn, and cheer each other on! GiGi’s isn’t just a spot for activities; it’s where parents and caregivers come together,...
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Holiday Fun for the Whole Family

The month of December is a time for joy, togetherness, and creating wonderful memories with your loved ones. For families of individuals with Down syndrome, engaging in activities that foster creativity, motor skills, and bonding is a fantastic way to celebrate the holiday season. Here are some delightful activities tailored...
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Step Up, Stand Out: Volunteer Opportunities at GiGi’s Playhouse Fargo

We Need You! As a volunteer run organization, we rely on the skills and dedication of our volunteers of various levels of expertise to keep our programs vibrant, educational, fun, and FREE for all. We NEED YOU this spring session to help us run our programs. As a program volunteer you...
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A Year of Growth, Programs, and Inclusivity

GiGi’s Playhouse Fargo marked the one-year anniversary of reopening our doors, ushering in an exciting chapter of growth and opportunity. We reintroduced 23 all-encompassing education, therapy, social engagement and physical fitness programs tailored to benefit individuals with Down syndrome of all ages, as well as their families. In the past...
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Erika Briggs & Mom Talk

Thank you Erika Briggs for sponsoring October's Mom Talk for an afternoon of Yoga & Meditation! Erika Briggs uses an integrated approach to health, healing and wellness as anoccupational therapist, yoga and mindfulness instructor, guided relaxation instructor,reiki master, healing touch practitioner, music and dance instructor, and career coach.She graduated from...

Join Us for Mom Talk & Dad’s Night Out

GiGi's Playhouse Fargo is excited to launch two new parent groups: Mom Talk and Dad's Night Out! Mom Talk will meet monthly at the Playhouse (unless otherwise specified). As moms of children with Down syndrome, we have so much to talk about. Our goal is to get together for an...