Changing It Up

Changing It Up a Bit… In general, routines are a good thing.  They establish expectations that help us move through our day and stay on track with the tasks we…

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Imagination Is A Gift

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The greatest gift you can give a child is imagination,” and here at GiGi’s Playhouse Rockford, we could not agree more. The benefits of imaginative play are well…

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Internship Success Stories

In our GiGi Professional Spring Session, five outstanding students embarked on field internships at YMCA’s Camp Winnebago and various Beef-a-Roo locations throughout Rockford. These field internships play an exceedingly important role for our…

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“Art Explosion Imitates Life”

Most of us have probably heard the expression, “A case of life imitating art.”  Well, last month at GiGi’s Playhouse Rockford, art imitated life.  Our Art Explosion class is led…

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Down Syndrome Acceptance Month

Today is officially the end of Down Syndrome Awareness Acceptance Month.  We have had such a great time introducing everyone to 30 of our amazing participants through our daily “Spotlights”…

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GiGi’s History

Did you know? Now you know! My 6-year-old son, Franco, created our first logo! We started as a Down Syndrome Awareness Center and our tagline was Educate Inspire Achieve. Though,…

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Step To Accept FAQs

Here are answers to some of the questions we have been receiving about our Step To Accept Challenge. What is the Step to Accept Challenge? First and foremost, this is…

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What’s That Heart on Your Hand?

“Hey… what’s that heart on your hand?” I was in my own world, waiting my turn in a Sunday afternoon line at Woodman’s, contemplating my evening dinner menu.  Roasted pork…

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