A pre-moving Christmas: Games and books to prepare your child

Are you relocating in the near future? Is your son or daughter struggling with the idea of leaving home?

As Christmas is just around the corner, you might be thinking about the last minute gifts Santa or le Père Noël should bring – because we are sure they will have a lot! 

If you are relocating in 2018, it might be wise to start preparing your child for “the big adventure” and maybe ask Santa to bring some “moving-preparation” gifts. They will have your child to be less stressed the weeks before and after the move and to have a softer settle in. Do you need some inspiration? Have a look at our suggestions! 

Moving House by Anne Civardi

For the smaller ones, this book will show how moving is a positive experience and a discovery journey in a new environment. The colorful illustrations will catch your child’s attention and after reading it, he or she will be ready to embark on the relocation journey!

The Moving Book: A Kids’ Survival Guide by Gabriel Davis

Those who are a bit older might be searching for a bit more of “adventure” and with this book, the adventure will be guaranteed! Filled with tips on how they can prepare for the move and how to adjust once they are in their new home, this book is also full activities – from postcards to send to friends and relatives with the new address to games to play with during the trip.

And So To Bed

Preparing your children for the relocation is important, but also preparing them for their new daily routines. Routines help us settle in easier, making our journey through unfamiliar paths a little bit smoother. Either for establishing some new routines after the relocation or just to readjust the sleeping patterns of your child after a long trip, And So To Bed is your app. Through different tasks in common scenes, such as kitchen, bathroom or a book, your app will interact with a cat, helping it during its own bedtime tasks – and hopefully encouraging your child to do them too!