02 Mar 2023
Moving home can be an exciting but also challenging experience for children. It can bring about feelings of anxiety, confusion, and uncertainty as they leave behind familiar surroundings and adjust to a new environment. Having moved many families and children (of all ages), here, at Bishop's Move, we know that reading books can be a helpful tool in easing this transition for children, as they can find comfort, guidance, and inspiration through the characters and stories they encounter.
This World Book Day, there is no better time to explore some of the best books for children to read when moving home. Here are just a few recommended reads to help prepare your kids for the big move:
This picture book tells the story of Alexander, a young boy who is not thrilled about his family's upcoming move. Through Alexander's witty and relatable narrative, children can learn to express their own feelings and concerns about moving, while also finding humor in the situation.
This classic children's book follows the beloved bear family as they pack up their home and move to a new one. Through the eyes of Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear, children can learn about the ups and downs of moving and how to adapt to change.
This middle-grade novel tells the story of two siblings, Felicity and Bartholomew, who move to a new home in the country and discover a mysterious sea in their backyard. Through their magical adventure, children can learn about the power of imagination, the beauty of nature, and the importance of finding joy in new experiences.
This non-fiction book takes children on a journey through the African savanna, where they can learn about the annual migration of wildebeests and other animals. Through stunning photographs and engaging text, children can learn about the natural world, the importance of migration, and the wonders of discovery.
This award-winning novel tells the story of Luna, a young girl who lives in a world of magic and mystery. Through Luna's journey of self-discovery, children can learn about the power of imagination, the beauty of diversity, and the strength of friendship.
These books, among many others, can help children navigate the challenges of moving home and find comfort in the power of stories. On World Book Day, let's celebrate the joy of reading and the endless possibilities of imagination!
If you are looking for further help, feel free to read our free guide to moving with children.