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September Programs

Music Therapy
North County & GiGi’s Playhouse 

GiGi’s Playhouse and Resounding Joy will be offering another FREE Music Therapy for all ages (see schedule below) Siblings of any age are welcome! To register please email jveroneau@gigisplayhouse.org

  • Ages 0-4: Every Wednesday starting September 4th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at GiGi’s Playhouse
  • North County Ages 0-5: Every Thursday starting September 5th 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Arc San Marcos
  • Ages 5-7: Every Thursday starting September 12th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at GiGi’s Playhouse
  • Ages 8+: Every Thursday starting September 12th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at GiGi’s Playhouse
                  Destination Discovery (all ages)
Destination Discovery supports the development of fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social skills and language through purposeful play and peer to peer interaction in a causal and fun setting. This program also brings families together to share experiences and build relationships. 
Picnic in the Park (all ages)
Join GiGi’s Playhouse at Playa Pacifica Park for a back to school picnic! Bring your favorite dish to share and let’s kick off a great school year! 
San Diego Zoo Visit (all ages)
The Rady Ambassador Program with the San Diego Zoo will be visiting the Playhouse! Come for fun and get a chance to meet some critters. This is an all age program and siblings are welcome to attend!
Crawlers and Walkers (1-3 years)
Crawlers and Walkers focuses on the development of gross and fine motor skills through fun, hands- on activities! Activities will focus on strengthening, movement, and balance. 
LMNOP (Birth-3 years)
LMNOP is an interactive and engaging program designed to guide parents and young children through learning basic sign language and other forms of communication using music and language-based activities.  We recommend this program for ages Birth-5 Years.
Leaps & Bounds (3-5 years)
This program focuses on the development of large and small muscle groups. Children will participate in fun and engaging activities that require movement and interaction with their development. Our Leaps & Bounds program is recommended for ages 3-5 year olds. 
Playhouse Pals (5-8 years)
Playhouse Pals is an interactive and engaging program for participants ages 5 through 8. We support 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)
Kids Club 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 activities.
Karate Kickers (8+)
Karate Kickers focuses on development of balance, coordination, discipline, focus, attention, and confidence. There will be no physical contact between peers. For youth with Down syndrome ages 8 and up. Siblings are welcome!
 Crossfit @ Crossfit Humanity (8+)
Join GiGi’s Playhouse and CrossFit Humanity for a fitness program for ages 8+ and their siblings.The coaches will teach technique and formulate routines to help participants reach their goals and work on wellness while being be part of a supportive community! You don’t have to attend every week to participate, we just ask you RSVP if you are interested in joining! 
Located at: 4031 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110
Limited availability – please email jveroneau@gigisplayhouse.org to sign up (first come, first serve!)

 Every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at CrossFit Humanity Gym

Cooking Club (8+)
Get cooking with your friends at GiGi’s! This program is geared toward building safety awareness in the kitchen and preparing healthy recipes that taste great. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Siblings are welcome! Email jveroneau@gigisplayhouse.org to sign up!
6 week session starting Thursday September 19th 6:00-7:30 p.m.
(right after Music!)
Teen Tastic (13-17 years) 
 Teen Tastic  is an interactive and engaging program for teens ages 13 through 17. This
program is for teenagers with Down syndrome and those without Down
syndrome. We support the development of social skills, fine motor skills, self-help skills,
and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. This program
may also support gross motor skills through active games.
Fantastic Friends (Adults)
Our Fantastic Friends program supports the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual fun setting. Adult participants participate in the planning of activities so that group activities are based on personal interests. During Fantastic Friends, the group may participate in active games, dancing or exploring their local community by participating in outings and events.  We recommend Fantastic Friends for ages 18 years and older.

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