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HVP May 2015

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Page 31 of 45 n Hudson Valley Parent 31 Evan Hershkowitz, DDS, MPH 1001 Route 376 • Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 We'll make your child's dental visit playful, fun, & stress-free! • Specialize in infants through adolescents and children with special needs • General anesthesia available in our fully-equipped suites • State-of-the-art facility offering the latest technology Ahoy, Matey! Come Sail the Seven Seas with a Smile! Warm, Child Friendly Atmosphere Children with Special Needs Welcome! Specializing in Children from Infancy to Teens Emergencies Treated with Courtesy & Kindness Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation and general anesthesia available Thank you to all of the HVParent readers who selected Dr. Geri-Lynn Waldman as a 2014 Favorite Doc! 7. Use conversation starters. You can buy cards with ideas printed on them or make your own. They can be silly or serious. Here are three to get you started: What character would you most like to meet? What would be your dream vacation? If you could be any animal, what would you be? Evening: 8. Learn a new board or card game, or play an old favorite. 9. Read. Read stories aloud as a family or enjoy some quiet time for people to reading separately. 10. Hold a family dance party. 11. Take a walk around the neigh- borhood together. In the car: 12. Crank the music up and sing along. 13. Play I-Spy, 20 Questions, or car bingo, looking for certain objects, letters, or colors. 14. Make up a story together. Weekends: 15. Visit a museum. Look for stu- dent specials or check at your local library for passes. 16. Spend time hiking at a nature center or recreation area. 17. Get outside as a family to clean up the yard, work in the garden, wash the car, or build something. Screen-Free Week is about reconnecting with the people and the non-screen activities in our lives. So why not take a break for a week, reset your screen use, and build good screen-habits together? At the end of the week, talk about how you feel, what all of you have accomplished, and what aspects of the week you would like to keep going. The key is to find out how every- one feels, and share the pluses and minuses and to reduce your depen- dence on screens all year round. Sara Barry is a freelance writer who'll be cutting back on screen time to get out in the garden more. Orange Pediatric Care, P.C. "Quality, Compassionate, Personalized care you and your child will know and trust!" Schedule your Physicals NOW! Spring is here and it is not too early, in fact is is the perfect time. Get them done before your summer vacations, before the appointment schedules get full. It is also time to schedule your Asthma and Allergy check ups! Please call us and set up your next appointment today. 3206 Rt. 9W New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 561-5227 301 Main Street Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-5995 Find us at & for Hours & Information

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