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BLANKETS & THROWS
Kohls Cotton Blankets - Blankets and throws were practically created for spending time with children. They let you summary your kids after a tub, before tucking them in 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 know simply how much you treasure those intimate moments along 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 kids does a ton. Cuddling as well as 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 for 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 little is that it helps them to sleep better. If you let them have a tub before bed, the result is even stronger. Basically, as their body warms back up – because of a toasty blanket and your skin – their body realizes that it's time for you to shut 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. Unsurprisingly, it also offers a lot of benefits for your kids. It promotes both mental and emotional development, while they hear your voice, the affection you have for them, the sound of laughter and how 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. In fact, many studies suggest that babies learn to recognize your voice and detect emotions before they're even born. Preschool and school-age children receive extra benefits 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 really have a longer attention span. Plus, it provides them a chance to practice reading in a zero-pressure environment.
Another wonderful time for families to be together are at the breakfast table. Here, blankets and throws play a unique part, and a lot more if it's cold outside. A fuzzy rug and slippers may also be a huge assist in getting kids across the table on a cool day. Why eat together? For something, it creates your children feel very comfortable being around you; they anticipate it! They can't wait to tell you about their dreams, or ask you for assistance with something.
So what can you discuss? Anything at all. Kids love to ask questions, and often say issues that cause you to laugh too. One suggestion is to help keep things as positive as possible. That way you are able to focus on encouraging them, inspiring them and teaching them. To your kids, you're their hero.
This close relationship is a gift that keeps on giving, both for parents and children. Some studies suggest that eating together as a household when they're young causes it to be more likely for teenagers to open up to their parents about peer pressure or request advice. Moms and dads also treasure every moment spent making use of their kids while they grow up.