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Kingsize Fleece Blanket - Blankets and throws were practically created for spending time with children. They allow you to wrap up your children after a shower, before tucking them in 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 simply how much you treasure those intimate moments with your children. This is exactly 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 certainly are a few reasons that having children close is a great idea.
Just hugging your children does a ton. Cuddling along with a fuzzy blanket reduces stress and anxiety, slows your heart rate and puts you in a good mood. The surprise? Those effects are just as much for you in terms of your children. Physical contact in conjunction with affection makes babies, toddlers and school-age kids feel safe, secure and loved.
Another benefit of snuggling with children for a little is so it helps them to sleep better. In the event that you provide them with a shower before bed, the effect is even stronger. Basically, as their body warms back up – as a result of a toasty blanket and your skin layer – their body realizes that it's time to power down for the night. Even babies tend 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 cover is perfect 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. And in addition, it also offers lots of benefits for the kids. It promotes both mental and emotional development, while they hear your voice, the affection you've for them, the sound of laughter and how you express different emotions in the reading. It's also a good opportunity 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 reality, many studies suggest that babies learn to acknowledge your voice and detect emotions before they're even born. Preschool and school-age children receive extra advantages of sharing an account 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 gives them to be able to practice reading in a zero-pressure environment.
Another wonderful time for families to be together is at the breakfast table. Here, blankets and throws play a special part, and much more if it's cold outside. A fuzzy rug and slippers may also be a big aid in getting kids across the table on a cool day. Why eat together? For something, it creates your kids feel very comfortable being around you; they anticipate it! They can't wait to share with you about their dreams, or ask you for assistance with something.
What can you discuss? Anything at all. Kids like to ask questions, and often say issues that cause you to laugh too. One suggestion is to keep things as positive as possible. Like that you can focus on encouraging them, inspiring them and teaching them. To your children, you're their hero.
This close relationship is really a gift that keeps on giving, both for parents and children. Some studies suggest that eating together as a family when they're young helps it be much more likely for teenagers to open up to their parents about peer pressure or request advice. Moms and dads also treasure every moment spent using their kids while they grow up.