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BLANKETS & THROWS
Beige Throw Blanket - Blankets and throws were practically created for spending time with children. They let you summary the kids after a tub, before tucking them set for bed or while reading a favorite story together. Boys and girls alike giggle in delight snug as a bug. At Pottery Barn Kids, we all know how much you treasure those intimate moments together with your children. This is exactly why we make our blankets and throws extremely soft. Did you know that quality time with kids has health benefits for them and for you? Here certainly are a few reasons that having children close is a superb idea.
Just hugging the kids does a ton. Cuddling together with a fuzzy blanket reduces stress and anxiety, slows your heartrate and puts you in a good mood. The surprise? Those effects are just as much for you as for your children. Physical contact coupled with affection makes babies, toddlers and school-age kids feel safe, secure and loved.
Another benefit of snuggling with children for a bit is so it helps them to sleep better. In the event that you provide them with a tub before bed, the result is even stronger. Basically, as their body warms back up – thanks to a toasty blanket and the skin – their body realizes that it's time and energy to turn off for the night. Even babies often sleep longer in this way.
If fact, some researchers claim that cuddling babies literally makes teething hurt less for them. The calming sensation of your touch helps them to relax. It promotes bonding between parents and their newborn too. One important note: wrapping babies up in an umbrella is ideal for when you're cradling them in your arms, but most pediatricians recommended having newborns sleep with only a fixed crib sheet for safety reasons.
Reading with children before bedtime is another favorite family occasion. Not surprisingly, it also offers plenty of benefits for the kids. It promotes both mental and emotional development, because they hear your voice, the affection you've for them, the sound of laughter and how you express different emotions in the reading. It is also a great chance for some one-on-one time where children feel comfortable opening up.
At what age can you begin reading to the kids? Anytime you want. In reality, many studies claim that babies learn to identify your voice and detect emotions before they're even born. Preschool and school-age children receive extra advantages from sharing a tale at night. Hearing you read – and eventually getting in on the action themselves – stimulates intelligence, creativity, imagination, listening skills and helps many kids to truly have a longer attention span. Plus, it provides them an opportunity to practice reading in a zero-pressure environment.
Another wonderful time for families to be together reaches the breakfast table. Here, blankets and throws play a unique part, and a lot more if it's cold outside. A fuzzy rug and slippers will also be a huge help in getting kids across the table on a very good day. Why eat together? For something, it creates your young ones feel very comfortable being around you; they enjoy it! They can't wait to share with you about their dreams, or ask you for assistance with something.
So what can you speak about? Anything at all. Kids want to ask questions, and often say things that allow you to laugh too. One suggestion is to help keep things as positive as possible. That way you are able to give attention to encouraging them, inspiring them and teaching them. To the kids, you're their hero.
This close relationship is a gift that keeps on giving, both for parents and children. Some studies claim that eating together as a family group when they're young causes it to be much more likely for teenagers to open around their parents about peer pressure or request advice. Moms and dads also treasure every moment spent with their kids because they grow up.