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BLANKETS & THROWS
Blanket Or Throw - Blankets and throws were practically created for spending some time with children. They allow you to summary your kids after a bath, before tucking them in for bed or while reading a popular story together. Boys and girls alike giggle in delight snug as a bug. At Pottery Barn Kids, we know just how much you treasure those intimate moments along with your children. That's why we make our blankets and throws extremely soft. Did you understand that quality time with kids has health benefits for them and for you? Here are a few reasons that having children close is a good idea.
Just hugging your kids does a ton. Cuddling as well as a fuzzy blanket reduces stress and anxiety, slows your heartbeat and puts you in an excellent mood. The surprise? Those effects are equally 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 advantage of snuggling with children for a little is that it helps them to sleep better. In the event that you let them have a bath before bed, the effect 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 power down for the night. Even babies have a tendency to sleep longer in this way.
If fact, some researchers suggest that cuddling babies literally makes teething hurt less for them. The calming sensation of one's touch helps them to relax. It promotes bonding between parents and their newborn too. One important note: wrapping babies up in a blanket is ideal for when you're cradling them in your arms, but most pediatricians recommended having newborns sleep with only a fitted crib sheet for safety reasons.
Reading with children before bedtime is another favorite family occasion. Not surprisingly, it also has 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 the manner in which you express different emotions in the reading. It's also a great chance for some one-on-one time where children feel comfortable opening up.
At what age can you begin reading to your kids? Anytime you want. In reality, many studies suggest that babies learn to identify your voice and detect emotions before they're even born. Preschool and school-age children receive extra benefits from sharing a tale at night. Hearing you read – and eventually getting back in on the action themselves – stimulates intelligence, creativity, imagination, listening skills and helps many kids to really have a longer attention span. Plus, it gives them to be able 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 special part, and even more if it's cold outside. A fuzzy rug and slippers will also be a big help in getting kids round the table on a cool day. Why eat together? For a very important factor, it creates your young ones feel very comfortable being around you; they enjoy it! They can't wait to tell you about their dreams, or ask you for help with something.
So what can you speak about? Anything at all. Kids want to ask questions, and often say issues that cause you to laugh too. One suggestion is to help keep things as positive as possible. That way you are able to focus on encouraging them, inspiring them and teaching them. To your kids, you're their hero.
This close relationship is really a gift that keeps on giving, both for folks and children. Some studies suggest that eating together as a household when they're young causes it to be more likely for teenagers to open around their parents about peer pressure or require advice. Moms and dads also treasure every moment spent using their kids because they grow up.