The “Gift of Friendship” that GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix offers is valued by our GiGi’s Families.  This blog was submitted by Marlene Schatzman, one of our GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix Moms who expresses what GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix means to her Family.     “As I sat at my computer drinking a cup of coffee, surfing the web,…

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What is ‘sensory play’? Sensory play, which can also be referred to as “messy play,” is simply play that encourages children to use one or more of their senses, including sight, sound, smell, touch, taste, balance and movement.  Sensory play appeals to children of all ages and is full of opportunities for language enrichment. Some…

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Reading is a vital life skill where doors, otherwise closed, will open up for individuals with Down syndrome in the workplace, schools and the community. Developing reading skills leads to improvements in speech and language development, auditory perceptual skills and working memory function. Meet Lexi: GiGi’s Playhouse participant, age 17. Lexi has been attending GiGi’s…

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One of my most favorite things about GiGi’s Playhouse is the people that I am able to interact with – the volunteers, donors, community members, participants and site coordinators too! I am honored to have accepted the role as President and look forward to gaining an intimate knowledge of all things GiGi’s! As summer is…

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Generation “G” is a movement – Standing for people of all different abilities and their rights to dignity, opportunity, and global acceptance.   Generation “G” is a mindset – Finding the inner strength to harness the good and take action.   Generation “G” is an action plan – Engaging families, volunteers, donors, millennials, visionary corporations,…

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Join us on Friday, December 11th from 6:00-8:00pm at GiGi’s Playhouse for Teentastic.  This program is recommended for individuals with Down syndrome ages 12-18 yrs of age.  Through a variety of social activities, teens develop their social skills and develop positive peer relationships with teens in the community.  All programs are free of charge at…

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GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix is pleased to offer the Hop, Skip & Jumpers Program for ages 3-5 yrs. on Saturday, December 5th, from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.  This program is designed to increase appropriate peer interactions and develop social skills through a variety of activities including interactive play, sharing, cooperative games and physical activity.  All programs are…

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Mark your Calendars for December 4th from 6:00-8:00PM.  GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix Fantastic Friends Program will be having a fun time at the Snow Ball!  Adults 18 yrs. and up are all welcome to join in the fun.  It will be another fun night to socialize and make new friends.   GiGi’s Playhouse is located at…

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GiGi’s Playhouse is offering the LMNOP Program for Ages 6-36 months old every Tuesday in January 2016 from 10:30-11:30am.  All programs at GiGi’s Playhouse are free of charge.  In December, LMNOP is scheduled on December 1st and December 15th from 10:30-11:30AM.   Check out the Phoenix GiGi’s Program Calendars for December 2015 and January 2016…

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