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Bed With Blanket - Blankets and throws were practically made for spending some time with children. They enable you to summary your children after a tub, before tucking them set for bed or while reading a well liked 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 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 children does a ton. Cuddling together with a fuzzy blanket reduces stress and anxiety, slows your heart rate and puts you in a good mood. The surprise? Those effects are as much for you as for your children. Physical contact along 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 give them 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 for you to shut down for the night. Even babies have a tendency 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 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. And in addition, it even offers plenty 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 the manner in which you express different emotions in the reading. It is also a great 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 fact, many studies declare that babies learn to acknowledge your voice and detect emotions before they're even born. Preschool and school-age children receive extra benefits from sharing an account at night. Hearing you read – and eventually getting in on the action themselves – stimulates intelligence, creativity, imagination, listening skills and helps many kids to really 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 are also a large assist in getting kids around 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 share with you about their dreams, or ask you for help with something.
What can you talk about? Anything at all. Kids love to ask questions, and often say things that allow you to laugh too. One suggestion is to help keep things as positive as possible. Like that 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 group when they're young makes it more likely for teenagers to open around their parents about peer pressure or request advice. Moms and dads also treasure every moment spent with their kids while they grow up.