Greetings GiGi’s Playhouse Tinley Park Community, Based on the latest information and guidance from our national office and public health officials, we have decided to suspend all programming, events and volunteer orientations at GiGi’s Playhouse Tinley Park until further notice. We are not aware of any individuals connected to the Playhouse who have had exposure…

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My son Matt Shute recently completed his first full session of GiGi Prep. Previously he participated in the shortened summer session and was so excited when he was chosen for the Fall Session.  I will be honest, when my husband and I first went to hear about GiGi Prep we decided that we weren’t going…

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We are a fairly new family to the GiGi’s Playhouse in Tinley Park after being introduced by some friends who are active at GiGi’s. They mentioned the upcoming GiGi Prep program and it sounded pretty interesting.  So I decided to go to the information night being held about the program.  I was REALLY excited to…

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Join our DANCE Program! You’ll be sure to have a great time and learn some new moves! The recommended age for this program is 13 and older. This program is lead by a talented gymnast and a former cheerleader who has all the moves…Abby!!! Abby comes in monthly with a popular song for the participants to…

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I was nervous the first few times I visited GiGi’s Playhouse. Because my husband, Dan and I adopted our three kiddos with Down syndrome, I kind of felt like maybe I didn’t REALLY belong there…that maybe I wouldn’t be welcome there. After all, I didn’t grow these babies in my belly. I didn’t experience the…

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1) How are you connected to GiGi’s Playhouse? I was introduced by my sister Linda Shute who was on the first Board. My nephew Matt attends GiGi’s. 2) What free programs do you volunteer for? I lead the adult cooking club, I volunteer for special events, and I participate in Truck or Treat. I have…

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1) How are you connected to GiGi’s Playhouse? I’m connected to GiGi’s because I have a wonderful son with Down syndrome. 2) What free program do you volunteer for? I volunteer to teach young adults how to decorate cakes in simple steps. 3) What was your favorite part about volunteering? My favorite part about volunteering…

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  Let me tell you why the Brown Family loves GiGi’s Playhouse! Last Friday, Eric & Jamie attended Fantastic Friends. With their friends, they socialized, had dinner, played fun games, and laughed!!! Activities like Fantastic Friends are a free resource to families in the area. -Colleen Brown

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Christian will be starting kindergarten this fall! He’s finally using his voice & trying to say so many new words & phrases! It’s been incredible to hear him speak. Just this morning he said, “Alec-play balloon with me right now!!!!!!” This is a boy who confidently only said 5 words: Mom, Dad, Awick, Bah, No…

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I walked with Tim to McDonald’s on the first day of GiGi Prep (he forgot his lunch.)  He walked up to the cash register and proudly said, “I would like a number 2 with a tea.”  The employee told him it would cost $8.20 so Tim took the money out of his wallet and placed…

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