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

Baby Fingers Teacher Guest Blog 1

by Krissy Diaz Art Therapist; Baby Fingers Friend and Teacher I am a late deafened adult. I lost my hearing at the age of 18 and now at 29, I can surely say that sign language has helped me access communication and connect with the world learning new things and widening my creativity. Hearing loss can… Continue Reading


In ASL, this sign means CONNECT.   It can also be used for Relationship, Harmony, and other similar words.  I love the multiple meanings depending on the context and the necessary nuance. I also love that, at Baby Fingers, we make connections on a daily basis.  We help to foster relationships between family members, between… Continue Reading

Public Education?

Trump has been wanting to discontinue funding the Department of Education; his Secretary of Education supports vouchers and school choice. Although it is the smallest of all federal departments, the education department has been the source of controversy since its founding in 1980. On February 7th, 2017 Representative Thomas Massie introduced H.R. 899, a bill to… Continue Reading


The weather sure is fickle here in NYC! But Spring is on the way, and our class registration is open at! Register today to secure your spot. New class locations are being added this spring, so be sure to check back if you don’t see something that works for you. Also ask us about… Continue Reading