Hudson Valley Parent

HVP September 2015

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28 Hudson Valley Parent ■ September 2015 for offering a wide variety of experi- ences to our children. Without these experiences, how will they become exposed to all of the wonderful things in the world? Want your children to learn about the American Revolution? Go to all the Revolution- ary War sites in our area. Want your children to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly? Get a butterfly kit and watch it happen in front of your eyes. Want your children to learn about the solar system? Go to a plan- etarium or check out books from the library and leave them laying around your house. Here in the Hudson Valley we have Locust Grove, FDR House, Val Kil, Boscobel, Washington's Head- quarters, Rhinebeck Center for Per- forming arts, the Bardavon, UPAC, and Norrie Point just to name a few. We have many colleges locally that offer a wide variety of opportunities for our young learners. The possibili- ties are endless right here in our backyard! Finding their own answers "Kids are sponges, they can learn no matter where they are," says Rob- ertson Nielsen. "They cannot help but learn since they know nothing but what they have experienced so far. Kids are wired for learning. What they are not wired for is sitting still for hours on end being lectured at. I am teaching my girls how to ask thorough and thoughtful questions and then to find the answers in as many resources as possible to discov- er the most factual answer they can." Think about all of the language, math, science, history, geography, reading, and writing, measuring, and learning that is going on with all of these activities. These activities will stay with your kids because they 'UNSCHOOLING' (Continued from Page 26) For All Your Families' Dental Needs, Prospect Dental Has You Covered! We know your most precious asset comes in the form of your children, so here are a few reasons to choose Prospect Dental: • State of the Art Dental Care and Technology • Great kid-friendly staff and environment • Pediatric Specialist with good humor and high energy, able to win the confi dence of any child! • Treatment options including Nitrous Oxide • Digital X-Rays 288 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 845-838-0086

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