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Check out these 5 ways to nurture a love of learning in children with Down syndrome. SPARK CURIOSITY Ask an open-ended question… then WAIT! Sometimes children with Down syndrome just need a little extra processing time. Interruptions or too many questions can be overwhelming. When you give them time to answer they can truly show you…

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Today we welcome Hollyce, Hudson’s proud mom to share an invitation to step up and create acceptance, generosity, and kindness!   “Hudson loves hanging out with his friends – his homies with extra chromies. How cute are these three at the @chicagobulls game on Monday?!⠀We are in St. Louis now for my mom’s 60th birthday…

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Guest poster and GiGi’s Playhouse mom, Beth,  shares some thoughts and a challenge with us today! Are you a “G”?   Urban dictionary defines a “G” as a term of endearment or to be gangster…as in “what’s up G?” This term was coined during the 90’s in the hip-hop world where it was cool to…

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GiGi’s Playhouse is made of inspiration, belief, achievements and the beautiful stories of every person who becomes part of this family. Today we are proud to share the words and heart of GiGi’s Playhouse Tinley Park founder, Diane Husar.  Like many her introduction to the Down syndrome world was less than what it should have…

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World Down Syndrome Day at the Playhouse #GenerationG In the past 30 days, millions of Facebook fans have viewed, liked, and shared GiGi’s Playhouse World Down Syndrome Day and Generation G as well as the many inspirational stories of acceptance and achievement enabled by Generation G. We have been encouraged and motivated by everyone to…

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Today is the Day! Today we link arms with friends and family around the globe to shout our pride in individuals living with Down syndrome! We throw kindness and acceptance out to everyone who will listen and we invite EVERYONE to make a conscious decision to be better every day and join Generation G! Be…

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  “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.   GiGi’s Playhouse is powered every day…

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21 reasons why life is better with you, Henry By Erin Wells 21. When I look over your crib to reach in and get you in the morning, you immediately smile and start our day filled with happiness. 20. You always score free cookies from the bakery at the grocery store with your smile, and…

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October 1 begins Down Syndrome “Awareness” Month but awareness is not nearly enough. Awareness is simply acknowledging an existence, a challenge, etc. Human beings are so more than an existence or a challenge. Acceptance is an ACTION and a commitment to extend consistent value, approval, and empowerment. I’m very fortunate to work at GiGi’s Playhouse Down…

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If you are new to Down syndrome we are going to share a secret with you…..strength is a huge part of this diagnosis.   Meet Vanessa, Day 168 of 321 Days of Acceptance. We are going to learn a bit about her strength & the strength she has given those who love her. Individuals with…

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