Monthly Archives: July 2015

River School Dances with Pitter Patter Feet

Our Newport location had a very special activity this month. Miss D’Tarelle from Pitter Patter Feet has been moving and grooving with our River School Children. Her method comprises music, movement, dance, physical development techniques and brain integration, and is great for children of all ages. The children enjoyed engaging with Miss D’Tarelle in a variety of gross motor movements. Our toddlers loved throwing and rolling different size balls to different tempos of music while our preschoolers enjoyed remembering a movement sequence to a familiar song.


River School Children enjoying Pitter Patter Feet

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River School Visits the Newark Museum

Back in May, students from our Upper West Side preschool location went to visit the Natural History Museum. This month the Monkeys and Giraffes of River School Newport enjoyed a fun-filled day at the Newark Museum. The Newark Museum is the state’s largest and houses art from all over the world. Through art we learned and discussed different types of communities and even got to build our own communities using foam blocks! Our Newport students had a great time and definitely learned a lot. They can’t wait for their next exciting adventure!


Here are some pictures from the trip.

River School Students Enjoy the Newark MuseumRiver School Students Built With Foam Blocks at the Newark Museum




Summer Fun at River School

Summer Swimming is a highlight for many of our River School Kangaroos, Monkeys, & Giraffes. The children are learning basic swimming techniques such as holding their breathe under water and floating on their backs through fun activities and games. They splash around the pool using kickboards and water noodles as they learn to kick their legs to swim. In our New York location the students were able to play in the sprinklers as well. Take a look at some of the pictures of the children enjoying summer fun activities.

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Summer Fun at River School - children in the poolRiver School students  enjoy playing in the sprinklers


River School Gets a Touch of Nature

Mr. Jerry and his animals paid a visit to all of our River School locations. (more…)

Rainy Day Green Bread

Summer is all sunshine and outdoor activities… Unless, of course, it’s raining outside. I used to love rainy days as a child, because that meant having all sorts of indoor fun, like building forts out of blankets and baking with my mom in the kitchen. Some of my fondest memories of the latter include helping her mix dough for cookies, or peel apples for cobbler. I will never forget those special days with my mom, and I still get the itch to bake when the forecast looks bleak.

Try creating some rainy day memories with your own little one and this very simple bread recipe (tweaked and adapted from I like it because it’s easy to make, very healthy (but tasty), and… It turns green after you bake it!**

Miss Katie Green Bread Recipe River School


  • 3/4 cup sunflower seed butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 3 tbsp quinoa flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 4″ loaf pan with parchment, grease well with cooking spray or butter.
  2. In a large bowl, blend the sunflower seed butter, eggs, honey, butter and apple cider vinegar with a hand mixer until well-combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flax, quinoa flour, baking soda and salt. Mix the dry into the wet, pour into the greased and lined loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan by pulling up on the parchment. Set on wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days, in the fridge for 7-10 days or in the freezer for a month or so.

**The chlorogenic acid (chlorophyll) in sunflower seeds reacts with the baking soda/powder when baked, causing the green color when the cake cools. This is completely harmless!

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