Success Stories & Testimoninals

Please read through our inspiring success stories and testimonials!

Upper West Side Mom: Thanks to Lora and Baby Fingers, my daughter is communicating! We have LOVED our classes; we continue to sing and sign all the time!
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My baby sister just asked for “MILK” with sign language that I taught her! ~ Layla, big sister

From a Queens Mom: Our favorite class each week is Baby Fingers! My daughter loves watching the teacher sign and listening to him sing. He’s so engaging and I’m certain my daughter will start signing soon!


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Joanne’s Story: When I registered for a Baby Fingers class, when my firstborn was 6 months old, I never expected signing to become such a powerful force in my early days of parenting — perhaps just as powerful to me as breastfeeding. There is nothing like the bond between you and your baby when you are signing with each other. Those moments of communication are magical! And so calming and confidence-building for your little one.  Read more of Joanne’s story at


From a Brooklyn Dad: My wife and I attended a sign language course with our 7 month old son. Our experience with the instructor proved far more valuable than we could have ever imagined. [She] was engaging, supportive, and knowledegable which made our class all the more enjoyable and helpful. She was attentive to the needs of the children and the parents and her overall attitude and willingness to answer questions and spend private time with the attendees made the class both a memorable and educational opportunity. Thank you!

From Erica: My son Joshua and I took a class with you so I thought you might enjoy hearing that he has become a great signer and really loves it. He is so proud when he learns a new sign. I had bought some of your picture books a while ago… Recently we’ve seen Joshua flipping through them on his own and imitating some of the pages. Thanks for a great class!

Maggie signs “Daddy”
From Nicole: Maggie is now 16 months, and she is signing SO many words. It makes such an incredible difference being able to communicate with her. I think we are up to about 40 signs! Here is a picture I just sent out to friends of Maggie signing “daddy.” My husband was away for three days and she signed “daddy, work” many times a day while he was gone. It was so nice to be able to know what was on her mind!

Edie’s Story: At a year old, James understood most of Edie’s signs, but did not produce any — until he ate lunch at a friend’s home. There was no room for his milk cup on his stroller, usually on the high chair tray. So, James requested milk from his mom, with a clear, deliberate sign!

Gretchen’s Story: My son signed today! We’ve been taking Baby Fingers classes since he was 9 months old and he’s now almost 13 months. He got so excited our neighbor’s new puppy was licking him, between giggles he kept signing “more” and patting his leg for “dog!” I wish I’d had my phone going to record him!

From Kelly: Ronan has been taking Baby Fingers classes since he was 10 months old. By the time he was 12 months old, he was signing “milk,” “finished” and “up.” Being a sleep deprived mom, I thought that it would be hard for me to learn signs, but because of our great teacher I was really able to retain so much. We then took the Level 2 class, and Ronan continued to learn more signs. Signing really helped us to communicate with each other, making our bond even stronger. Shortly after learning a new sign, Ronan would say the new word. It was really amazing to watch the process of comprehension, signing, then speaking. It is also a way for him to improve his motor skills and learn a second language. Plus, the classes are fun!

Ayers signs “More” ayersFrom Martie: When I first began signing with Ayers, I thought I would probably just start doing the basics, such as “eat” and “more.” But as I learned new signs, it became fun to go ahead and sign whatever I was doing while Ayers watched. Every morning, I make coffee or we go to Starbucks. I always sign “coffee.” I always thought, “Why do I care if he knows this sign?” But I went ahead and did it – he seemed interested, and eventually started doing the sign for coffee himself! One morning, it was getting late and I hadn’t had any coffee yet. Ayers and I were just rocking and relaxing, but he kept looking at me and doing a sign. I couldn’t figure out what sign he was doing. A lot of his signs look alike, especially when he first starts using them, though I usually can figure them out through context. With this sign, I was drawing a blank. So as we just continued rocking, he signed this unknown sign, and I told him I was sorry but I wasn’t sure what he was saying. Finally, out of the blue, I said, let’s go to Starbucks and get some coffee. Well, he got really excited and started doing “that” sign again! He was really “talking” to me as if to say, “Yes, Mommy, I was wondering when you were going to get your coffee!”

“We found Baby Fingers: Teaching Your Baby to Sign in the bookstore and were hooked. Now we have all Lora’s books. Fortunately, we live in NYC and have been able to start classes too!” -Manhattan Family.

“Our 6 yr old had a blast at his birthday party with entertainment from Baby Fingers. It was personalized and engaging for all the kids!” -Xander’s Mom.

“Our son’s first and second birthday parties were incredible, thanks in large part to the edutainment from Baby Fingers…” Tribeca Family.

From Alina: The very first complete conversation I had with my fourteen month old son, Gregory, came thanks to the signing he learned from Lora. Gregory was standing in front of the refrigerator, and I asked him, “Do you want to eat?” He shook his head no, and signed, “Drink.” “Would you like some milk?” I asked him. He shook his head no and made the sign for water. I poured him a cup of water and he toddled away, perfectly happy. Aries started signing “milk” at less than a year old, “more” shortly after turning twelve months, and got very emphatic about “again” at fourteen months. (She also said it at the same time as she signed it; obviously signing did not delay speech in our case.) What’s been especially helpful is that, since Aries is being raised bilingual, for me to show the sign whenever I say the Russian word for an object, and when I say the English one. I think it really helped cement the idea that they stood for the same thing.

“Baby Fingers is a creative and nurturing program that grows with your family. We highly recommend this special program!” -Happy NYC Family.

“As a stay-at-home dad, I have looked carefully for special things to do with my daughter. I am finally learning something right along with her! We are both stimulated, and meeting friends. We love this; my daughter especially loves the teacher.” – UWS Dad & Baby

“By ten months, Zak could sign milk, more, all done and help; this cut down tremendously on frustration! By a year, he had 10 to 20 signs. Zak’s language skills have thrived; we have full conversations. I’m constantly surprised and amazed at what he learns.” – Melissa

“This program is amazing. The music is so fun and the teacher is truly special.” – Upper West Side Mommy & Baby Boy

“I was fascinated to see my son at 8 months sign what he was seeing on our strolls through the park…what a great tool.” – Kim & Reilly

“The Baby Fingers mommy & me class is such an amazing bonding experience for me and my daughter. She watches me so carefully, I can’t wait for her to start to sign! It’s a wonderful way to meet other friends who are also signing with their babies, and to share parenting experiences.” -Sara and Emily.

“I took a Baby Fingers class when my daughter was about 5 months old. It took a while, but she’s 1 and signing like crazy! She knows about 20 – 30 signs and every time she likes something, I see her moving her hands, asking to know the sign for it. It’s been very helpful, and she really enjoys communicating, so thank you! -Meredith.



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