GiGi’s At Home Making An Impact

GiGi’s Playhouse facilitates over 4,400 FREE therapeutic and educational program hours a week at GiGi’s locations across the United States and Mexico. Just because we are physically distant, does not mean you can’t have access to the same purposeful programming that you are accustomed to. The great news is we have two ways for you…

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Small act of kindness makes a BIG impact! | Volunteering

I have volunteered at GiGi’s Playhouse for the past couple of years working towards my Girl Scout Gold Award. My experience volunteering has been inspiring. I spent countless hours creating literacy packets for the students in the tutoring program. I have been able to witness my simple task of creating books being put to use…

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She’s got a lot to say, and now we’re hearing it!

“We have been so impressed with Grace’s speech progress. She is now communicating with us using three or more words and her clarity has greatly improved! It’s amazing the doors that have been opened now that she can voice her opinion, communicate her needs, and express herself verbally. She’s got a lot to say, and…

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GiGi’s has made an impact that will last a lifetime

We received our official membership to the Down syndrome community on April 21, 2017. That was the day that our son Hudson entered our lives. Since that very first day, I knew that we were joining a special community full of passionate people. GiGi’s Playhouse is blessed with many of these advocates and has played…

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Fun Indoor Speech Tools!!!

As we hopefully are closing out these colder days of being stuck indoors here are some fun way to refine speech and language skills while confined inside. First up, Buzz Blast. Kids will delight in the timed task of coming up with original answers to four challenges: describing the differences between two pictures in “Check…

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I’m a proud mama!

  “I’m a proud mama! Hope had her 3rd literacy session at GiGi’s Playhouse Hoffman Estates. She is improving each day and working hard. Her first session she could only last 15 minutes, today 45 minutes!!!!!! Today she walked into the room and started working right away! She has an amazing tutor, we are so lucky! Thank you GiGi’s…

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GiGi Fit Pilot Program is Workin’ It!!

Somer has never been big on exercising and it has been a struggle to get her to take a walk.  She was not happy when she was signed up for GiGiFit Pilot Program, even after the first class she said she was never going to come back!  Since then she did and now absolutely loves coming,…

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Leaps and Bounds!

  Join us for our next Leaps and Bounds program on May 15th 2017 at 11:00a.m.!! This program runs once a month on the third Saturday of every month.  This program is recommended for children ages 3-5 years old. This program is best run in partnership with the entire family. A program leader and co-leader…

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What a rewarding experience!

  Hello! My name is Melissa Favata, and I am a math and literacy tutor at GiGi’s Playhouse in Hoffman Estates. I am a blended pre-kindergarten teacher for Woodstock District 200, and have been teaching for 8 years.  A close friend, who tutors for the center, told me all about the wonderful programs provided through…

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