Moving is difficult, especially for kids. Although they may not be packing boxes or struggling to build IKEA furniture, any kind of change can be tough for young people who may not have the vocabulary to express their feelings to their parents. Moving to a new home may require them to leave behind friends, teachers, and even some of their favorite belongings. But you can help your kids adjust with books every parent should read to child before moving.
Most likely, your little ones are unsure about what's in store for them in their new home. Will they make friends at their new school? Will there be monsters in the closet in their new room? Reading with your kids can help them see moving as a transition that many young people face with positive results. A book can allow kids to find comfort and even a little bit of humor in a change that may otherwise seem scary. Try reading some of the books on this list before the moving truck arrives. Afterwards, you can have a discussion with your child about why the move is necessary and some of the great things about their new place. It may take some getting used to, but eventually, your little ones will be happy to call your new house "home."