Best of All – Brad

best of all (noun) \best of all\ is continual, measurable, celebrated and it never ends. It is a daily challenge to do a little better than you did the day before and it’s always celebrated. Possible manifestations: standing just one second longer, reading just one more word, learning just one new number, taking just one…

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The ABC’s of Volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau!

GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau is not your typical non-profit when it comes to volunteering. From the colors on the walls to the fun purposeful programming, GiGi’s provides an unique place to make a difference! So, lets have a fun literacy lesson on the ABC’s of volunteering! A Appreciation! At GiGi’s we appreciate every volunteer. It doesn’t…

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Teddy Bear Clinic

Helping Kids Overcome Fear of the Doctor/Dentist/Eye Doctor through Play! A teddy bear clinic is a fun way for children to reduce their fears by giving their stuffed animals the care they have had, or will receive, from their healthcare team. Typically, best for ages 1-12, teddy bear clinics empower a child to take control…

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Stepping Up to Make an Impact

We Need You! Two of GiGi’s Playhouse core values are Enthusiastic and Get it Done. In 2023, we showed our small but mighty Playhouse could Get it Done, through increased programming and community awareness initiatives. While we try to be Enthusiastic showcasing the amazing things our participants are achieving and the fun things we are…

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New Program…Kids Club

We are excited to bring another new program for Spring 2024 session. Kids Club is an interactive and engaging program for participants ages 8 through 12 and their families. Ages are recommended and if you have questions about your child participating please ask staff. The main goals of the program include: 1. Increasing social skills, focusing…

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Let’s Talk Sensory Play!

The Pyramid of Learning (seen to the left) begins the conversation of how foundational sensory systems are for all other learning and development. How can we tap into these sensory systems?  We can do that through Sensory Play. Sensory play can be any activity that stimulates the senses. It is beneficial to all age groups!…

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GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau Year in Review…What an Amazing Year!

2022 was a year of growth, achievements, and lots of hard work by volunteers, participants, and staff!  So much happened, many being firsts but defintely not lasts.  Among all the fun events, family parties at the Playhouse or in the community we cannot forget all the achievements made by participants and the over 2,200 hours…

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Destination Discovery Programming November Highlight

Missed out on Destination Discovery programming this month? No problem! Here is a sneak peek of one of the turkey themed activities that participants did this month! Feel free to try this activity at home. Better yet – send GiGi’s Wausau pictures of your family doing this fun activity together! For more Destination Discovery activities…

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Growing Confidence with GiGi’s Seed to Sale!

I love plants. Like really, really love them. I love planting and growing them; watering and weeding them. I love the variety of colors and textures they come in. I love that they feed our pollinators and birds. And yes, I definitely love eating them too! But I didn’t always feel this way. Luckily, my…

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Our Family Story-Life With Annalisa

Our journey with Annalisa started out as a bit of a nightmare with her extensive heart defects. She lived her whole first year with an oxygen tank accompanying her everywhere that she had to go. She underwent one heart operation at 3 months of age and then a major reconstruction of her heart walls as…

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