Participant Best of All – Myron

“Our 3 y/o son Myron has gained independence, is singing along to more songs, is making more sounds, and is imitating more words. Miss Fiona and Ms. Jen are always coming up with fun activities to keep my son engaged and his sister loves to come along and play.” – Kristy, Myron’s mom. Kristy is referring…

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A Deeper Understanding of Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic condition that is often misunderstood. This article aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of Down syndrome, elucidating what it is, its types, and the unique characteristics of people living with this condition. It is essential to understand that every person with Down syndrome is unique, with their own strengths, likes,…

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Partnership: Roschambo Eyewear & GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee

Roshambo Eyewear is excited to be a contributing partner of GiGi’s Playhouse nationwide. In its new program, Roshambo will donate 10% of all sales generated by GiGi’s Playhouse facilities and members back to the non-profit every month. In addition to the donation, Roshambo will also be offering a 20% discount to GiGi’s Playhouse members in support of their…

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GiGi’s Goes to Rainbow Day Camp, 2023

The first week of August, 2023 we took 10 participants of GiGi’s Playhouse to Rainbow Day Camp as a guest of the Jewish Community Center (JCC). Our participants spanned the ages of 10-18 and all have Down syndrome. Due to the supports put in place by our volunteers and prior camp coordination, our campers blended…

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Tutoring – A Volunteer’s Perspective

This summer I had the opportunity to tutor a 7-year-old named Miles in literacy. I really enjoyed doing this and I think that the experience was definitely something I would do again. It was a little tricky getting Miles to focus on what we were supposed to do, but after trying different ways to get…

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Best of All: Caleb

Caleb joined the Playhouse to attend the Amina Grace Speech and Language Program this week and is already joining our other programming too! Caleb also attended Leaps and Bounds at Carroll University and had a blast playing with bubbles and dancing to different sing-along songs. He even tried new activities like making Play-Doh molds and…

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Participant Best of All: Luke

Luke has been making strides in his sight-word reading with his tutor Marissa over the past two sessions of 1:1 Literacy Tutoring. Marissa collaborated with our Program and Volunteer Coordinator to create literacy instruction activities that center around movement and Luke’s sporting interests. This connection has improved his attentiveness during lessons and he has been…

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Participant Best of All:  Beatrix

Beatrix attended the Noon Year’s Eve Party with her family. When Lauren said hello to her, she looked her in the eyes and said ‘hi’ back right away. This special moment is an indicator of growth for Bea this “simple” interaction is really so much more! This event signifies Bea’s comfort with Lauren, a relatively…

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