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Bed Throw Blanket - Blankets and throws were practically created for spending some time with children. They let you summary your kids after a tub, 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 all know simply 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 advantages for them and for you personally? Here really are a few reasons that having children close is a good idea.
Just hugging your kids does a ton. Cuddling along with a fuzzy blanket reduces stress and anxiety, slows your heartrate and puts you in a great mood. The surprise? Those effects are as much for you personally in terms of 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 little is that it helps them to sleep better. In the event that you let them have a tub before bed, the effect is even stronger. Basically, as their body warms back up – because of a toasty blanket and the skin – 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 your 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 plenty of benefits for your 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 manner in which you express different emotions in the reading. It is also a good chance for some one-on-one time where children feel comfortable opening up.
At what age can you start reading to your kids? Anytime you want. Actually, 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 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 really have a longer attention span. Plus, it offers 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 particular part, and even more if it's cold outside. A fuzzy rug and slippers will also be a large help in getting kids around the table on a very good day. Why eat together? For one thing, it makes your kids feel very comfortable being around you; they anticipate it! They can't wait to tell you about their dreams, or ask you for help with something.
So what can you discuss? Anything at all. Kids like to ask questions, and often say things that make you laugh too. One suggestion is to keep things as positive as possible. That way you are able to give attention to encouraging them, inspiring them and teaching them. To your kids, you're their hero.
This close relationship is just a gift that keeps on giving, both for folks and children. Some studies suggest that eating together as a household when they're young makes it 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 with their kids because they grow up.