News for Barrow Street Nursery School

The Importance of Art in Child Development

In recent years, school curricula in the United States have shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math, but what about the arts? Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up....
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Starting a New Year

Thinking back to your own first day of school conjures up various memories -riding on the big yellow bus, wearing new shoes, or passing out cookies for Miss Hall who always smelled like roses. Soon, you and your child will be facing a new school year together.   Read More»

Movement in Early Childhood

Barrow Street teachers recognize the importance of providing many opportunities for children to move their bodies throughout the day. Juliana, our movement teacher, designs movement experiences that incorporate both song and dramatic play, allowing children to sing, dance, move and pretend simultaneously.Movement experiences are fun, exercise children’s growing bodies, and contribute to brain and gross motor development during the early childhood years.   Read More»

Mud Kitchens at Barrow Street

This week we introduced real kitchen objects to the rooftop playground here at Barrow Street. Children explored the materials in a variety of ways, baking cookies, stirring cake batter, hosting picnics, running restaurants, creating bands with innovative instruments and on and on and on!  Read More»

BSNS Celebrates Earth Day

Barrow welcomed members of Bash the Trash who performed in our gym at this school-wide event. This wacky band creates all of their instruments from trash! The children experienced an entertaining and educational show about Science, the Environment and the Arts!  Read More»

Afterschool Art Studies Dubuffet

Artists at Barrow Street Nursery School worked hard on an interesting challenge which had a pretty advanced project to it. They started as always with a little free draw and some calming music by Mozart. Once we were ready to move on, their teacher Jim Sperber turned out the lights and they looked at the work of Jean Dubuffet. They noticed that although much of his work is abstract, there are images of people and animals in the sculptures and paintings as well. They also noticed that Dubuffet used a very restrictive PALETTE. For much of his work he used only black, white, red, and blue. Quite often Dubuffet worked simply in black and white.  Read More»

Barrow Street art class uses technology to create

The Barrow Street Afterschool art class tried something a little different and broke out some technology. The class began with a projection to get everyone's attention. The atelier seemed intrigued with the projection and unbidden and got down to copying on their paper what they saw up on the screen. We used only black markers and not a single artist asked for any colors which painter Jim found amazing and awesome.     Read More»

Character Day at Barrow Street Nursery School


During Library Week in January, Barrow Street Nursery celebrated Character Dress Up Day! Children came to school carrying their favorite book and dressed up as their favorite book character. To show off their amazing costumes, Barrow Street Nursery hosted a school wide parade. After the parade each class had a parent volunteer read a book followed by a party where they had special cakes decorated like books.

Special thanks to Viv's Sweet Treats for providing the delicious cake! 
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Barrow Street Nursery School Celebrates Earth Day

Earth Week 2012 was marked by a great cornerstone at Barrow Street Nursery: the planting of the rooftop garden. After more than two years in the making, the dream of a rooftop garden at 27 Barrow Street became a reality, thanks to generous donations and hard work from the BSNS community.   Read More»

Magnolia Bakery Visits our 3s class!

The Stars 3s class spent the last two week of February learning about and exploring the West Village. They learned all about transportation around the Village as well as the wonderful restaurants that are typical of the neighborhood. For their cooking project they wanted to learn about something that is a favorite of theirs: cupcakes. Magnolia Bakery generously came to visit their class to teach them how to frost cupcakes.   Read More»

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