Program Agenda for Saturday, August 26th
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[August 16, 2017]
Playhouse, Inc., sponsored by the Down Syndrome Advocacy Group of
Central Illinois, will be showcasing its programs from 1-4
p.m. on Saturday, August 26th at the Lincoln Balloon Festival.
Please spread the word and register your kiddos on Saturday, August
26th, so that your child, or a child you know, may benefit from
GiGi's achievement programs -- these are free and wonderful programs
not previously available in Central Illinois! DSAG will continue
its partnership with GiGi’s well after the balloon festival, so
please come out and see what both organizations are all about.
to learn more!
1:15-2:00pm: LMNOP Program (ages 0-3)
LMNOP – “Language, Music N Our Peeps” is the best
attended therapeutic program across the Playhouse network. Currently
offered at 25 locations, Gig's Playhouse delivered programming to
4,500 LMNOP participants in 2016
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. LMNOP is recommended for ages newborn to 36 months.
2:15-3:00pm: Playhouse Pals/Kids Club Program
Playhouse Pals – Playhouse Pals 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 and
self-help skills. Our Playhouse Pals program is recommended for ages
5-8 years old.
Kids Club – This program is designed to support the
development of social skills and language through peer to peer
interaction in a casual and fun setting! Kids Club supports gross
motor skills through active games, fine motor and self- help skills
through meal/snack preparation and activities. Our Kids Club program
is recommended for 8–12 year olds.
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3:15-4:00: Teen Tastic and/or Fantastic Friends
Program (ages 13+)
Teen Tastic – Teen Tastic 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. Our Teen Tastic program is recommended for ages 13-18
Fantastic Friends – Our Fantastic Friends program supports
the development of social skills and language through peer to peer
interaction in a casual fun setting. Along with their peers without
Down syndrome, 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. Fantastic Friends is recommended for ages 18
years and older.
Ferguson Marquez, JD, DSAG]