December 2020 Activities

Fall Tutoring & Speech Ends 12/12/20

Fall Tutoring & Speech sessions take place as scheduled from September 20th through Saturday, December 12, 2020.

Tutor Applications Open

Calling all tutors (new and returning)! Applications are currently being accepted for the spring  2021 session!

Would you like to make a difference in the life of an individual with Down syndrome? Tutoring in math or literacy would be just the way to do that!

Training is provided for new and returning tutors. Those interested need to complete the application located at the link below. Spring 2021 sessions can be held in-person or virtually. You pick the method and the days/times you’re available.

The Spring 2021 session will begin the week of January 31, 2021, and run through mid-May.

Complete the application by clicking here. The deadline to apply is January 5, 2021.

To read more about GiGi’s Tutoring Programs visit the programs section of the website!

Tutoring & Speech Participant Applications Open

Applications open on December 13th for the spring 2021 session!

The spring session begins on January 31, 2021, and is 15 weeks long. Tutoring and speech like all programs at GiGi’s are FREE!

See additional information by clicking below!

Literacy Information & Application

Math Information & Application

Speech & Language Information & Application

Applications close on January 5th. Apply TODAY!

Local Programs

GiGi’s is continuing to offer virtual programs locally and nationally as we work through a detailed plan for reopening in staggered stages nationwide. We’re following CDC guidelines and taking all precautions necessary to keep our friends and families safe. We encourage you to attend a program virtually!

GiGiFIT Infant & Toddler 

Takes concepts of foundational movements, mobility activities, visual-vestibular activities, and reflex integration to the next level in a fast-paced, super fun, and socially interactive atmosphere for young children. Recommended for Walking to 4 Years Old

The goals of this program include:

  • Building Strength, Endurance, Joint Stability, Weight shift
  • Learning Sequencing, Motor Imitation, Gross Motor Milestone Achievement, Walking, Running, and Jumping
  • Practicing Balance, Coordination, Posture, Movement Control
  • Teaching Primitive Reflex Integration to improve fluidity and ease of movement
  • Combining movement learning with language learning
  • Making Movement FUN!!!

Registration is currently closed!

Click here to view it on our calendar!

Virtual Teen Tastic (13-17) & Fantastic Friends (18+)

Teen Tastic promotes friendship, social interactions, communication through a variety of social activities, outings, and games for teens. Participants in Teen Tastic gain confidence, leadership skills, and empowerment while working as part of a team or on individual projects and tasks.

Fantastic Friends program supports the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual fun setting. Adult participants participate in the planning of activities so that group activities are based on personal interests.

Bowling Pin Craft Kits Provided

Click here to RSVP for Teen Tastic on December 4th, 6 PM-8 PM!

Click here to RSVP for Fantastic Friends on December 4th, 6 PM-8 PM!

Caroling & Card Making – Card Kits Provided (Send cards to your GiGi’s friends!)

Click here to RSVP for Teen Tastic on December 18th, 6 PM-8 PM!

Click here to RSVP for Fantastic Friends on December 18th, 6 PM-8 PM!

Curb-Side Santa (All Ages)

Santa is coming to the Playhouse on December 19th, from 9 PM-12 PM!

He will be on the sidewalk in front of the Playhouse to visit with GiGi’s participants and families from a safe distance.

Bring your letters and Santa will write back via postal mail. There will be photo opportunities, snacks, and gifts too!

The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, December 16th 

Click here to RSVP for December 19th, Curb-Side Santa!

One-on-One Programs

Amina Grace Speech and Language Therapy

Literacy and Math Tutoring

The spring session applications for participants open 12/13/20-01/05/21.

Spring tutoring and speech will last for 15 weeks, starting on January 31st, 2021, and ending the week of May 9th, 2021.

GiGi’s At Home

GiGi’s at Home offers live virtual programs and programs on demand with participants from around the world!

Yes, around the WORLD!

Click HERE to explore the site and view current program offerings.

GiGi’s at Home On Demand is our way of bringing 150+ purposeful programs to you at a time that is convenient for you. You will have access to program recordings, lesson plans, and activities to use when you are ready.

GiGi’s at Home Live is our way of bringing 28+ purposeful programs to you every week at a specific time. This allows you to interact with our volunteer program leaders and fellow participants engaging in purposeful activities designed for your loved one’s age group.

Holiday Hours

We will be closed on December 24th, December 25, and January 1st to celebrate the holidays.

We will have limited hours from December 28th through January 31st. Please contact the Playhouse to schedule a visit.

Click here to visit our calendar!

Happy Holiday to all of you from all of us here at GiGi’s Playhouse Quad Cities!

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