Five Fun Facts for Families

  Benefits of Signing with Your Baby By Lora Heller, Founding Director, Baby Fingers LLC www.mybabyfingers.com   Sing and sign together. Music helps with memory and attention, and signs provide a means through which self-expression can develop.  Read books together while signing key words. Sign language helps with literacy attainment and growth in vocabulary. Play… Continue Reading

WINTER CLASSES

MANHATTAN UPPER WEST SIDE Prenatal Yoga Center: 251 W. 72nd St., 2F, btwn West End & Broadway www.prenatalyogacenter.com WEDNESDAYS 2:00pm WINTER: January 18 – March 8 (8 weeks) CHELSEA Kids at Work: Join us at the new KAW studio, 123 W. 20th (2nd floor/elevator), btwn 6th & 7th Aves. www.kidsatworknyc.com Thursdays 11:45am On-going AND Fridays 9:30am beginning… Continue Reading

ME-Time

When my kids were little, I was so focused on making the most of every minute with them, making up for the times I had to be at work, not wanting to miss out on a new word or a lost tooth, and truly enjoying their company…like many parents, I became so engrossed in my children’s… Continue Reading

Gratitude

Thank you for visiting us!  We are grateful for our Baby Fingers families and friends! We wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season! Celebrate with us!   In January, Baby Fingers will turn 17!! Follow us on Social Media  @mybabyfingers. We have a new Instagram page with Word of the Week Sign Videos and… Continue Reading

Should I sign with my child?

We partnered with Saywer (https://blog.hisawyer.com/blog/why-sign-with-hearing-babies-and-children) this fall to co-author this post.   At Baby Fingers we offer classes for hearing as well as Deaf families and the benefits are endless. Communication without words…. My baby might be too young for words, but this doesn’t mean she can’t communicate….Did you know that your baby can learn sign… Continue Reading

Meet our Teachers

  who are we?? We are parents and professionals in the world of arts and education – teachers of the Deaf, musicians and actors, ASL teachers, early childhood educators, ASL interpreters, music therapists, college professors and special educators.  We are Baby Fingers Teachers. Mary is a professional actor, stage combat coach, and teacher. Her parents… Continue Reading

4 Seasons 5 Senses

I love autumn – especially once the leaves begin to change colors. It’s nice to live where the seasons change and our senses are truly stimulated by all the beautiful sites, sounds, smells… My friend and colleague, Dawn, who lives in Oregon, is both a children’s author and a sign language teacher. I had the… Continue Reading

Letters from Mom

Driving home from a weekend visit with my mom, I had time to think – and my thoughts brought me back to her letters.  I always loved getting letters from my mom during summer camp, and when I was away at college.  At that time, we had to spring for a stamp – or a… Continue Reading

PUMPKIN!

Scroll down to learn the sign for Pumpkin! Enroll in a Baby Fingers class to learn the signs for fall, leaves, tree, apples, candy, Halloween, and so much more! I’ve always loved the month of October – it’s my birthday month! It’s also usually quite beautiful as the leaves change colors. It’s fun to see… Continue Reading