Hudson Valley Parent

HVP April 2017

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20 Hudson Valley Parent n April 2017 Specializing in children from infancy to teens Children with special needs welcome Sedation Dentistry available Child friendly environment with video games, Netflix TV and playhouse Most insurances accepted as full or partial payment. ® By ROXANNE FERBER A great way to celebrate with your kids on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, is to make something to help save the bees. They are, after all, vital to our survival. That's because not only do bees pollinate fruit trees and plants that produce human food, they also pollinate the plants that are used to feed livestock that, in turn, help to nourish many of our families. Last year, I shared a project with you that I did with my twins after we sent away for a free packet of seeds. One of the kids' magazines gave us the idea of what to do with them: make a "seed bomb." Our little packet of about 200 seeds will cover approximately 10 sq. feet. Now we could easily toss these seeds around the back yard and wait, or we could make home- made "seed bombs" and launch them with a sling shot. Why not? It is perfect for kids age 6 or old- er. In just a few simple steps you can create a handful of "seed bombs" to toss around the outside of the house, or while out on a hike. Roxanne Ferber is the author of the parenting blog thewhatevermom. com. She lives in Saugerties with her husband and twin daughters. Help feed the bees on Earth Day

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