Hudson Valley Parent

HVP May 2015

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20 Hudson Valley Parent ■ May 2015 Build and y a kite "The experience never fails to fill adults and kids with wonder every time they fly a kite," says Sean Bea- ver, a father of two. Kite flying is an inexpensive and relaxing activity. Check out the American Kite Association website, which provides educational resources, including the history of kites and the science and math behind kite flying. Once you've honed your kite-fly- ing skills, put them to good use at the annual Kites Over the Hudson event, hosted on Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. by Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site as part of the Hudson River Ramble. For more information, visit Pick berries Bring summer home in a buck- et of berries. Celebrate the fruits of your labor by baking muffins or enjoying berries over homemade ice cream! Visit to find a farm near you. Go local Area farmer's markets offer an assortment of colorful, seasonal produce. There's no better time to taste locally grown foods and exper- iment with new wholesome recipes in the kitchen with your child. Visit to find a farm near you. Cook up a story Recipes help kids practice math and reading skills, but also try giving cooking a literary twist that will delight even preschoolers. Read a book like "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" by Laura Joffe Nu- meroff and make pancakes together. BOREDOM BUSTERS (Continued from Page 18)

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