Moving itself can put even the most organized, proactive person into a tizzy — so imagine how our kids feel? Often times, a move in necessary, and we do our best to explain to our children why their whole world will be changing. But there are ways to make it even easier: moving books for kids.
There are a number of titles aimed at simply explaining the process in kid terms. Here are a few that come highly recommended to do exactly that:
We’re Moving by Heather Maisner. This book is about two pre-school aged siblings who are a little uneasy about doing things for the first time — including moving. The story will set kids at ease and validate some of their concerns as they prepare for their new home.
The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day by Stan Berenstain. This beloved series of books follows the family as they prepare and execute a move. Brother and sister bear are along for the action as they learn what it means to relocate.
Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move by Judith Viorst. For anyone who has had children in the last few years, you know Alexander. He has had a few terrible days himself, and he is dead set on staying put, regardless of the family’s intentions to move. This will help even a stubborn child understand that sometimes you have to trust mommy and daddy when they make big decisions.
These titles can help sooth the concerns that your child may have about the process. When done right, a move should give everyone a breath of fresh air, but it’s important to stay tuned into every member of the family during the transitions.