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HVP November 2014

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24 Hudson Valley Parent ■ November 2014 :(/&20(61(:3$7,(17672 7+(,53(',$75,&'(3$570(17 Mount Kisco Medical Group MKMG is proud to have these physicians as part of their Pediatrics Department. SM Providing The Highest Quality Medical Care For You And Your Family Throughout Westchester, Putnam And Dutchess County For more information or to schedule an appointment please call FISHKILL: 845-765-4990 60 Merritt Boulevard Fishkill NY 12524-2990 POUGHKEEPSIE: 845-471-3111 Oakwood Commons, 2507 South Rd., Rte. 9 Poughkeepsie NY 12601-5465 Suzanne Cutler, MD Poughkeepsie Veena Gangasani, MD FAAP Fishkill William Parsons, MD FAAP Poughkeepsie • Kid's parties • Sweet sixteens • Proms & school dances • All types of special events • Communions • Neon parties child. "As a mom, it is so gratifying to see my daughter who is 6 now reading to her little brother and to her dolls," says Martinez-Foley. "It shows that any effort we do to teach our kids will be converted into amazing results." Part of the fun of reading aloud is interconnectivity. Some readers use accents or inflection to animate the story, but you don't have to be a dra- ma major to make the story come to life. As Billus reads me the Willems book, she demonstrates how she engages the kids in the story, asking them what they think will happen next, allowing them to take a stake in the story's unfolding. "Kids are experiencing the world for the first time," says Billus, "Not only is your child learning but you are learning about your child. Read- ing aloud and talking about the story opens the door to conversations. It is sharing, it creates bonds." Linda Freeman is a freelance writer living in Marlboro READING ALOUD (Continued from Page 22) Lauranne Billus, librarian at Violet Avenue Elementary School in Poughkeepsie displays some of her favorite books to read aloud.

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