Baby Fingers – Not Just for Babies!

Baby Fingers is not just for babies. We offer American Sign Language classes for kids, teens and adults – we offer music lessons and music therapy for people of all ages – we offer parent workshops and professional development for educators – we offer entertainment and edutainment for birthday parties and baby showers … and… Continue Reading

Happy Father’s Day

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!  A special shout out to all dads out there, including step fathers, grandfathers, foster dads, moms who are also dads…!!! Enjoy your day.   I’m grateful to have known my dad, though he left this world just as I thought we were truly getting to know each other. As a kid, he… Continue Reading

Learning through Play?

Another NY Times article worth noting – and it seems to align with my last post, with a need to always prepare ahead for the next step in life. There’s a PreK debate – Geometry Lessons vs Fun with Blocks, Free Play or Flashcards? While children truly do learn through play, there’s growing concern that… Continue Reading

We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment

According to Martin Seligman and John Tierney in the May 19th NY Times Sunday Review, humans are not built to live n the moment. “What best distinguishes our species is an ability that scientists are just beginning to appreciate: we contemplate the future,” and “the power of prospection is what makes us wise.” The authors… Continue Reading

Music Therapy

MUSIC THERAPY – what is it? There are many ways to define it. It’s an allied health profession, it’s a creative art therapy… “Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.” (AMTA,… Continue Reading

Rainy Days and Mondays

Do you find yourself singing the Carpenter’s “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down…” on days like today?  (if you’re anywhere in or near NYC, you know it happens to be a rainy Monday). Have you noticed feeling down during the winters and better when the spring comes in earnest? It may be worth… Continue Reading

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