Keeping the kids happy when moving house

Moving house can be a real mixed bag for the kids. Depending on how old your children are, the reason for your move, and how far you’re moving, there might be some unexpected surprises, delights and disappointments in store for them. If you’re moving just down the road then the degree to which they might be affected will likely be far less than if you’re moving across to the other side of the city, county or country.  Moving house can mean friends and family are no longer as close as they once were, new schools to settle into, and a new area to familiarise themselves with. Any one of these things can be a big challenge on their own but they can become a really big and complex challenge when added together. Are you children ready for that challenge?

That’s why we thought we’d share this handy little game and series of books with you. It’s primarily aimed at younger children but some of the principles and topics are equally applicable to older children and teenagers.

These books from Little Parachute are just great! And the website helps you understand which one might be best suited to your particular situation and needs.

To help your kids enjoy the moving day itself, you could print out these moving house badges and turn moving into a game with rewards! We particularly like the TEA CHAMPION badge!