Destination Discovery: Fall Extravaganza in Springfield
Event to support development through purposeful play and peer-to-peer interaction.
GiGi’s Playhouses are Down syndrome achievement centers that provide resources, specialized teaching and support to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.
GiGi’s Playhouse Central Illinois is hosting a “Destination Discovery: Fall Extravaganza” event at Calvary Church in Springfield from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 16.
Destination Discovery supports the development of motor skills, social skills and language through purposeful play and peer-to-peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. This program also brings families together to share experiences and build relationships.
Destination Discovery is recommended for all ages and families.
A few goals for this program include:
- Increased social skills, with a focus on group participation and increasing leisure activity options.
- Increased language development, with a focus on vocabulary development, receptive language skills such as following directions and answering basic questions and promoting successful interaction with peers.
- Increased gross motor skills at each individual’s level through games and activities aimed at active play.
- Increased fine motor skills, with focus on self-help skills and independent work.