not unlike a caterpillar becoming a butterfly

not unlike a caterpillar becoming a butterfly

Volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse has been a godsend to me. Each and every time, I witness what I would call a small miracle of some sort. For an individual child or adult, the sum total of these small miracles results in a true metamorphosis, not unlike a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Thank you, GiGi’s Playhouse!… Continue Reading

Literacy tutoring at GiGis

Literacy tutoring at GiGis

Since starting the literacy program at GiGi’s, Scott’s interest in reading has definitely sparked again.  I was thrilled and amazed to see him take one of his library books and get on the sofa to begin reading aloud to himself. Simply for the pleasure of reading with no prompting from me!  I had to take… Continue Reading

What does GiGis mean to me, Joy!

When asked “What does being a volunteer at GiGi’s Playhouse mean to me?” my response has to be “Joy”.  If I were to create a visual representation of this, it would be a photo collage.  Framed in the middle would be an image of a toddler laughing as she participates in the LMNOP program. A… Continue Reading

Music is indeed FUNdamental!

The sheer joy on the faces of each Kindermusik kid reflects the joy I feel in my heart every time I share music with my GiGi’s families. One of my Favorite songs is Magic Moments, and that aptly describes what happens when I, Mom, Nana or loving caregiver connect with their child through music. Music… Continue Reading

What GiGi’s Playhouse Has Meant to Us

A cold, snowy January morning brought news that our baby, that little life growing inside, was going to have Down syndrome and that changed everything. We never doubted what to do, and never considered ‘other options.’ We knew, though, that a support system was absolutely essential for when little Miss Abigail Grace was born. Fast… Continue Reading

Volunteering at GiGi’s- a parents perspective

Volunteering at GiGi’s- a parents perspective

As a regular volunteer at GiGi’s Playhouse of Raleigh there are numerous benefits to being a part of this particular community.  GiGi’s Playhouse provides free therapeutic classes to students of all ages as well as support to families, too.  Classes offered include  activities related to fine and gross motor skills, team building activities, sensory activities,… Continue Reading