Thanks to an English teacher’s recommendation, Prospect High School senior Natalie Pizzato will paint a rock wall mural in the first “sensory gym” franchise of its kind in the Chicago area.
This week, Pizzato is packing up her art gear and getting ready to paint at We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym, prior to its planned Saturday, Oct. 6 opening. The gym is located in the Northwest Shopping Center in Palatine on Dundee Road.
Arlington Heights resident and gym owner Mary Alice Gilgunn can’t wait to see Pizzato’s creative vision take form. Gilgunn, a former speech-language pathologist who worked for Park Ridge-Niles School Dist. 64, knows the importance of correct sensory input and how beneficial motor play is to a child’s development.