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(Owner) I have always loved being around babies and children. I started to baby sit when I was 11 years old, and always had a job teaching drama or music to kids. I saw “Children of a Lesser God” on Broadway as a child and was in awe of the sign language, how it was so beautiful and expressive as a language and as an art form. Later, as a teenager, I was a counselor at summer camp and met a deaf camper who taught me my first signs. I was hooked. When I went to college, I majored in music therapy and studied music in deaf culture… my bachelor’s thesis was the creation and production of a musical play incorporating sign language and deaf actors. After working for a while with deaf students, I went on for my master’s in deaf education where my thesis was a pilot program teaching sign language through music to hearing babies and toddlers. That was the basis to Baby Fingers, which I was inspired to develop when my son Ezekiel started to use signs as a baby.
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Register early, and please keep in touch! Contact Lora for a current registration form, and with any questions about the program. Check our Events Page for trial classes and more. If you don’t see a class that works for you, please contact us about hosting or joining a home hosted class. Just found us? Enroll now for a pro-rated tuition! We’re available for Birthday Parties and music lessons all over NYC; learn about our teachers and party leaders on our Teachers Page! Register for certain classes with Pay Pal at the bottom of the page.
12 – 12:45pm: newborn to age 2 years at the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew, W. 86th between West End & Broadway; 2nd floor nursery room (elevator access). Winter with Danielle: January 10th – March 28th, 10 weeks. No class Jan. 17th, Feb. 21st. (spring class moved to 1pm, see below)
1:00 – 1:45pm: Creative Play & Sign (toddler/preschool) at the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew, W. 86th between West End & Broadway; 2nd floor nursery room (elevator access). Winter with Danielle: January 10th – March 28th, 10 weeks. No class Jan. 17th, Feb. 21st. Spring 8 weeks with Sara, Levels 1 + 2 babies and toddlers: April 4th – June 13th. No class April 18th, 25th, May 30th.
NEW!! 1:15 – 2:30pm: Spring Infant Massage Series, upper West side with LORA, limited to 5 grown-up/baby partners so register now and save your spot! Five weeks, 75 minutes, April 11th, May 2nd – 23rd. Best for newborn to 8 months, non-crawlers.7:00 – 8:30pm: ASL adults and teens, with Tami. Ask for details.
TUESDAYS:**12:15 – 1:00pm: Level One with Lora, the Discovery Program @ Ansche Chesed, W. 100th St. betwn West End & Broadway. Winter 2/1 – 3/22 Spring 3/29 – 6/13. (8 weeks each) register at www.discoveryprograms.com.
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THURSDAYS:**11:45 – 12:30pm: Music for Babies Special Workshops at the Prenatal Yoga Center, W. 72nd between West End & Broadway. March 3rd BROADWAY BASH!! with Danielle and Gretchen. March 10th BEATLES FOR BABIES!! with Danielle and Mike. Live music, puppets and instruments. www.prenatalyogacenter.com
**1:15 – 2:00pm: at Karma Kids Yoga, W. 14th between 6th & 7th. Winter session with Danielle & Jessica January 20th-March 24th. Spring session with Gretchen: Free trial for NEW families April 7th. Classes run 10 weeks, April 14th – June 23rd, no class April 21st. www.karmakidsyoga.com
FRIDAYS:**1:45 – 2:30pm: with Gretchen at the Prenatal Yoga Center, W. 72nd between West End & Broadway. Winter session begins Friday, January 14th. Spring session March 25th – May 20th, no class April 22nd. www.prenatalyogacenter.com
NEW: 2 -2:45pm: Mommy & Me Sign Language (newborn – 2 yrs) @ The Williamsburg Movement and Arts Center, 347 Grand St. www.wmaac.com. Contact Lora@mybabyfingers.com to register. Winter 6 week session with Danielle: Feb. 18th, March 4th – April 1st. Spring 6 week session with Ana/Gillian: April 8th – May 20th, no class April 22nd.
**1:30-2:15pm: MomPrep Uptown: 1316 Madison Avenue @ 93rd Street. Register at:www.momprep.com or call 212-423-5815, Eight week winter session with Gretchen January 15th-March 5th . Spring session 1:00 – 1:45pm (note new time) with Holly: April 2nd – June 4th, no class April 23rd or May 28th.** Contact the site directly for registration details. Otherwise register with Baby Fingers. Contact Lora with questions about any or all classes offered.
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