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BLANKETS & THROWS
Blanket Ladder Pottery Barn - Blankets and throws were practically designed for spending some time with children. They allow you to summary the kids after a shower, before tucking them set 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? Here are a few reasons that having children close is a great idea.
Just hugging the kids 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 in conjunction with affection makes babies, toddlers and school-age kids feel safe, secure and loved.
Another good thing about snuggling with children for somewhat is so it helps them to sleep better. In the event that you let them have a shower before bed, the effect 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 to power down for the night. Even babies often 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 an umbrella is perfect for when you're cradling them in your arms, but many 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 the manner in which you express different emotions in the reading. Additionally it is a great chance for some one-on-one time where children feel comfortable opening up.
At what age can you start reading to the 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 from sharing a story at night. Hearing you read – and eventually getting back in on the action themselves – stimulates intelligence, creativity, imagination, listening skills and helps many kids to 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 is at the breakfast table. Here, blankets and throws play a particular part, and much more if it's cold outside. A fuzzy rug and slippers may also be a large aid in getting kids across the table on a very good day. Why eat together? For one thing, it creates your children feel very comfortable being around you; they enjoy it! They can't wait to tell 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 issues 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 the kids, you're their hero.
This close relationship is a gift that keeps on giving, both for folks and children. Some studies suggest that eating together as a family group when they're young makes it much more likely for teenagers to open as much as 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.