Baby Fingers, A Musical Journey through Language and Learning was founded in 2000.
Lora Heller, MS, MT-BC, LCAT developed Baby Fingers after her son Zeke began to sign at 6 1/2 months old! She is a music therapist and teacher of the Deaf, the author of Sign Language ABC, Sign Language for Kids: A Fun and Easy Guide to American Sign Language, and Baby Fingers: Teaching your Baby to Sign (board book series) with Sterling Publishers, and she is the ASL Content Consultant for the 2nd series of Story Time with Signs & Rhymes picture books written by Dawn Babb Prochovnic. Lora has also written for music therapy professional publications and national parenting magazines. She is a frequent presenter at music therapy and early childhood conferences and is the on-line expert for various parenting programs including ParentsTV.com baby sign language video series. As Baby Fingers has expanded, Lora has found wonderful professionals to join the team. Our staff all have degrees in education, psychology, creative arts (or other related field) with sign language proficiency and vast experience working with children.
Based on considerable research, Baby Fingers was designed to promote family communication while enhancing motivation to speak, increasing IQ, improving vocabulary and literacy skills, decreasing frustration, refining motor coordination and spatial reasoning skills. Bond with your child through creative communication and self-expression. Strengthen your interaction through songs and musical play. Whether you intend to incorporate sign language in your life for the long term or simply during this pre-verbal and developing verbal time, watch in awe as your child discovers the world of language. See the research come to life, as music and sign language both aid in the development of language and literacy.
In addition to our NYC baby sign language classes, we offer American Sign Language Classes for Kids of all ages, Adult ASL, music lessons for beginners of all ages, music therapy for children with special needs, infant massage classes, webinars, and more. www.mybabyfingers.com/classes-and-programs/