May 2021 Newsletter

To our GiGi’s Playhouse Family,   With multiple cases of our kids being abused, disrespected and attacked last week, it made me reflect back on why we started GiGi’s, and ask “are we making a difference?”   That is when I realized we have spent 17 years providing free programming to get our individuals ready…

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Navigating the Challenges of Virtual Learning

Every parent with a child in school understands the obstacles related to virtual learning – whether that child is in participating in school from home part of the week or full-time. After nearly a year of virtual schooling for some students, there are many questions about how to best address issues with engagement in remote…

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Maevis’s Down Syndrome diagnosis

By Rose Busque It’s been about a year since we got confirmation on Maevis’s Down Syndrome diagnosis. It has me reflecting a lot. Let’s start from the beginning. We opted to not have the prenatal genetics test. We figured that if anything bad was happening we would see it in the ultrasounds and DS (Down…

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Reinventing GiGi’s in a virtual world

GiGi’s Playhouse network of 60 locations and startups were hit hard with the cancellation of over 50 GiGi’s events due to COVID-19. So, in typical GiGi’s style, we are going to come back with the biggest and best acceptance event ever! Introducing GiGi’s Virtual Step to Accept Across America hosted by 60 GiGi’s Playhouses across…

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Your Child CAN learn MATH!

Your Child CAN learn MATH! FUN activities you can do with your child to support early math learning: 1.    Play with Shape Sorters! 2. Make simple patterns using something your child loves. Stickers – get two sets and place them in a row “star, circle, star, circle, star, circle……” M&M’s – place them in a row…

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February 2019 Newsletter

Have you seen this AMAZING story about Amy Bockersette from our GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix location?!? We are SO excited to announce that Amy will be the GiGi’s “Beat the Pro” for the GiGi’s National Golf Outing at Wynstone Golf Club on August 26, 2019!  Greg Woodland is her new BFF and is invited to help…

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San Diego Dance Party

“We had such a great time yesterday! It was amazing to see everyone come out to support us. Nancy and GiGi had a wonderful time and we were honored to have them there. “ GiGi also managed to fit in an impromptu workout on the beach in San Diego! Thank you Rachel Olson for letting…

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LMNOP: Laugh, Love, Learn

LMNOP – “Language, Music N Our Peeps” is the BEST attended therapeutic program across the Playhouse network. Currently offered at 25 locations, GIGI’S PLAYHOUSE DELIVERED PROGRAMMING TO 4,500 LMNOP PARTICIPANTS IN 2016! Interactive and engaging, LMNOP helps children age newborn to 36 months old learn basic sign language and other forms of communication using music…

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doctor visits and birthday cakes

Who looks forward to a doctor’s appointment? Marilee, our grandson Louis and I cautiously crossed over 2nd Avenue in Manhattan during rush hour. I was preoccupied with the total confusion. Not so Louis. He was excited about his upcoming birthday, spouting a long list of details. As if that weren’t thrilling enough, today he was…

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