Is your family planning a move to a new house this new year? Even if you aren’t moving far, it can be a tough transition for children. New sounds, new people… it can be hard for some children to adjust and become comfortable with their new surroundings. The good news is there are books to help!
Here are some sweet, empathetic stories that might help ease your child’s mind about moving:
The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day by Stan and Jan Berenstain
In this story, the Berenstain Bears are moving from a cave to the beautiful Tree House we know and love. Brother isn’t too sure about the move. What will happen to his toys? His books? Great questions your kids might have, too, are answered in this classic Berenstain tale.
Bella and Stella Come Home by Anika and Christopher Denise
Bella and her trusted friend Stella the Elephant don’t know what to think about saying goodbye to their old house. Their new house looks different and sounds different, and it has 10 stairs! But with a little time and the addition of their tea set, Bella and Stella quickly learn to love their new home.
A Kiss Goodbye by Audrey Penn
In this story, Chester Raccoon is not happy about having to move to a new tree. He makes his feelings very clear about this to Mrs. Raccoon. Not long after arriving at his new home, however, a new friend comes along that might just change his mind about moving.
Please enjoy these stories and more with your children. Books are an excellent tool for helping with transitions big and small.