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BLANKETS & THROWS
Blanket Stitch Applique - Blankets and throws were practically designed for hanging out with children. They enable you to summary your children 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 how much you treasure those intimate moments together with your children. That's 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 are a few reasons that having children close is a good idea.
Just hugging your children does a ton. Cuddling together with a fuzzy blanket reduces stress and anxiety, slows your heartrate and puts you in a great mood. The surprise? Those effects are equally as much for you in terms of 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 somewhat is that it helps them to sleep better. In the event that you let them have a bath before bed, the consequence is even stronger. Basically, as their body warms back up – because of a toasty blanket and your skin layer – their body realizes that it's time and energy to power down for the night. Even babies tend to sleep longer in this way.
If fact, some researchers declare 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 great for when you're cradling them in your arms, but many pediatricians recommended having newborns sleep with only a fitted crib sheet for safety reasons.
Reading with children before bedtime is another favorite family occasion. And in addition, it also has plenty of benefits for the kids. It promotes both mental and emotional development, because they hear your voice, the affection you have for them, the sound of laughter and the way you express different emotions in the reading. Additionally it is a good chance for some one-on-one time where children feel comfortable opening up.
At what age can you begin reading to your children? Anytime you want. In fact, many studies declare that babies learn to recognize your voice and detect emotions before they're even born. Preschool and school-age children receive extra advantages from sharing a story at night. Hearing you read – and eventually getting into 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 special part, and a lot more if it's cold outside. A fuzzy rug and slippers will also be a big aid in getting kids across the table on a cool day. Why eat together? For a very important factor, it creates your kids feel very comfortable being around you; they enjoy it! They can't wait to tell you about their dreams, or ask you for assistance with something.
What can you speak about? Anything at all. Kids like to ask questions, and often say issues that make you laugh too. One suggestion is to keep things as positive as possible. This way you are able to focus on encouraging them, inspiring them and teaching them. To your children, you're their hero.
This close relationship is a gift that keeps on giving, both for parents and children. Some studies declare that eating together as a family when they're young makes it more likely for teenagers to open up to their parents about peer pressure or require advice. Moms and dads also treasure every moment spent making use of their kids because they grow up.