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BLANKETS & THROWS
Kingsize Fleece Blanket - Blankets and throws were practically made for spending some time with children. They enable you to wrap up your children after a shower, 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 just 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 advantages 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 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 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. If you let them have a shower before bed, the effect is even stronger. Basically, as their body warms back up – as a result of a toasty blanket and the skin – their body realizes that it's time 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 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 great 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. Unsurprisingly, 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. It's also 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. Actually, many studies claim that babies learn to identify your voice and detect emotions before they're even born. Preschool and school-age children receive extra advantages from sharing a tale at night. Hearing you read – and eventually getting in 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 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 assist in getting kids around the table on a very good day. Why eat together? For one thing, it generates your young ones feel very comfortable being around you; they enjoy it! They can't wait to inform you about their dreams, or ask you for help with something.
So what can you speak about? Anything at all. Kids like to ask questions, and often say items that cause you to laugh too. One suggestion is to keep things as positive as possible. That 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 really a gift that keeps on giving, both for folks and children. Some studies claim 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.