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BLANKETS & THROWS
Wool Throws Sale - Blankets and throws were practically created for hanging out with children. They let you wrap up your children after a bath, 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 how much you treasure those intimate moments with your children. This is exactly why we make our blankets and throws extremely soft. Did you realize that quality time with kids has health benefits for them and for you? Here really are a few reasons that having children close is a good idea.
Just hugging your children does a ton. Cuddling along with a fuzzy blanket reduces stress and anxiety, slows your heartbeat and puts you in an excellent mood. The surprise? Those effects are as much for you in terms of your children. Physical contact along with affection makes babies, toddlers and school-age kids feel safe, secure and loved.
Another good thing about snuggling with children for a bit is that it helps them to sleep better. In the event that you provide them with a bath before bed, the consequence is even stronger. Basically, as their body warms back up – thanks to a toasty blanket and your skin – their body realizes that it's time for you to shut down for the night. Even babies have a tendency to sleep longer in this way.
If fact, some researchers claim 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 perfect for when you're cradling them in your arms, but many 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 your kids. It promotes both mental and emotional development, as 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. Additionally it is a good opportunity for some one-on-one time where children feel comfortable opening up.
At what age can you start reading to your children? Anytime you want. In reality, many studies claim that babies learn to acknowledge 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 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 unique part, and much more if it's cold outside. A fuzzy rug and slippers may also be a big help in getting kids across the table on a cool day. Why eat together? For a very important factor, it creates your children feel very comfortable being around you; they look forward to it! They can't wait to share with you about their dreams, or ask you for help with something.
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 keep things as positive as possible. This way you are able to give attention to encouraging them, inspiring them and teaching them. To your children, you're their hero.
This close relationship is just a gift that keeps on giving, both for folks and children. Some studies claim that eating together as a family when they're young causes it to be more likely for teenagers to open up to their parents about peer pressure or ask for advice. Moms and dads also treasure every moment spent using their kids as they grow up.