“It’s the Friends we meet along the way that help us appreciate the journey . . . . .”

Guest Blog submitted by Brett Schatzman

GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix Self Advocate


Brett would like you to meet

some of his Playhouse friends….. They are so AWESOME!!



Jonathan’s (JC’s) favorite GiGi’s program is LMNOP! JC’s favorite toy/hobby is Baby shark swimming singing and coco melon and of course seeing all his friends at GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix❤️. His favorite foods are spaghettios and sweet potatoes😀(yummy JC, those sound like some good foods!). Jonathan’s nickname is JC. JC loves GiGi’s because he can name new friends and that his mom and family can connect with new friends, as well it’s such a positive place to be and they are blessed every time they can attend a program or event!


Bradley’s favorite program at GiGi’s is GiGiFIT! His favorite toy/hobby is playing restaurant with toy foods😀. Bradley’s favorite food is pizza (I love pizza too with lots of cheese and veggies!). Bradley’s nickname is Brad. His favorite thing about GiGi’s is dancing to music😀.



Jalynn’s favorite GiGi’s programs are LMNOP and GiGiFIT! She has been attending LMNOP since she was 6 months old and she is now 15 months old. Jalynn is new to GiGiFIT Toddler and is learning all about how to use her strength to stand. She and her family love the new GiGiFIT Studio! Her favorite activity is to stand at the barre and look in the mirror❤️. Jalynn’s favorite toys are her brother’s toy cars and bouncy balls. She enjoys pushing the toys and crawling after them! (Sounds like a lot of fun😀). Jalynn’s favorite food is whatever Mama is eating! She always expects to have some of what is on Mama’s plate! (Sure sounds like Jalynn loves her Mama💕). Jalynn’s nickname is “Princess”. She has 4 older brothers and she is the first girl and the youngest in the family. Jalynn and her family love the environment of GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix. All the volunteers know each of their family members by name and love us all by encouraging and supporting us. Also, the friendships with the other families is super special to Jalynn and her family❤️.



Bentley’s favorite GiGi’s program currently is LMNOP! He loves to watch his friends dance, sign, sing, and have fun! Sometimes his mom helps Bentley sign too! His favorite toy so far is his train made out of blocks! Bentley likes to sit in his chair and drop the blocks over the edge and watch his mommy pick them up! Bentley mainly drinks milk for his meals, but one of his new favorite foods are these awesome sweet potato and banana crackers. They are super yummy and he can eat them all by himself (that is so great Bentley that you can eat them all by yourself, way to go!).

Bentley has a few nicknames…his mommy calls him Bento Box, Love Bug, and Sunshine. Some of his friends call him Dumpling 😀. Bentley likes GiGi’s because he gets to play with other kids and watch all the cool signs Miss Laura does. He also likes hearing everyone sing all the songs.



Guest Blog submitted by Brett Schatzman

GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix Self Advocate

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  1. Bellamy Pascucci on March 1, 2022 at 11:50 am

    Our family loves you Brett you were the first person we met at GiGis Playhouse Phoenix at LMNOP and JC loves all of your programs can’t wait to come back soon have a beautiful week 😊

    • Brett Schatzman on March 2, 2022 at 10:43 am

      Thank you so much!
      And thank you for helping me 😀😀

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