Bilingual Babes? A Parent’s Story (Guest Blog)

Our families have an open invitation to guest blog, so Alina shared her story! I wanted my kids to be bilingual. The plan was, my husband would speak English to our oldest son, the babysitter would speak Russian, I would speak both (depending on the situation) and success would be assured. Success was not assured.… Continue Reading

Another Mother’s Day

I am so grateful to have a mother and to be a mother. I raise my virtual glass to every mother out there – it’s the most incredibly wonderful and challenging opportunity to have been given. Some of us are fatigued and foggy brained with a newborn…some of us are finding joy in watching our little… Continue Reading

Signing with Leo (Guest Blog)

Our families have an open invitation to guest blog, so Sarah shared her story! We’ve been using some basic baby signs with our little guy, 12 months, since he was about 8 months old. Recently his favorite sign has been “All Done!” and he tells us when he’s all done with dinner, with the bath,… Continue Reading

Baby Fingers Teacher Guest Blog 4

Thank You for Your Joy, by Mary Hickox Now just over a year as a teacher with Baby Fingers, I find myself reflecting on how beautiful my time has been spent in my various teacher settings. Language is one of my favorite gifts of this world, one I truly hope to never take for granted.… Continue Reading

Not THAT Mom.

Before I became a mom, I was so organized. I figured I’d have a file drawer for my kids with a memory from each year, every milestone, each special event…and I’d have framed photos from every month as babies and each year at school. But I’m not THAT mom. I have a couple albums of my… Continue Reading

Throw Back Thursday

When my son was 5 years old we were talking about a game he had loved. So he said “Yeah, I used to play that… in the old days.” I asked him “When was that?”  He answered “Yesterday!” I have been enjoying reading through journals I kept during my pregnancies and when my boys were… Continue Reading

Not Just for Babies

Baby Fingers – not just for babies! Adult ASL is back! Thursdays 5:45 – 7:15pm, April 6th – May 25th at Kids at Work in Chelsea, 123 W. 20th Street Register today via Pay Pal on our schedule page under Adult ASL in Chelsea: Learn from Rafie, a Deaf teacher of ASL – develop… Continue Reading

MUSIC in Utero?

As expectant mothers, we know that we need to be acutely aware of what we eat and drink, what medications we take, how much to exercise, what to avoid, etc. It’s also important to remember that our emotions effect our developing baby. Around 18 weeks, the baby begins to develop hearing and around 24 weeks,… Continue Reading

Baby Fingers Teacher Guest Blog 2

By Rafie Legene Baby Fingers ASL Teacher and Friend I’m a Deaf adult, an educator, and a Mets fan! I grew up in a hearing family, and became deaf at the age of 5.  I was mainstreamed in a hearing school on Long Island, NY with a Deaf Education program, providing me with a teacher… Continue Reading