7 Books About Moving That'll Help Every Family Member Adjust Happily
These books will help make your transition to a new home easier!
Books About Moving
One of the biggest things that can throw your family into upheaval is moving. Whether it's a big move to another state or a small move down the street, moving is both physically and mentally taxing, and no one likes to do it. We're hoping these books about moving will help make the entire process of moving into a new home easier for your family.
Maybe it sounds a little weird that a book will help your moving process, but hear us out! Each of these seven books about moving were selected for a specific purpose to help your family. The list includes picture books to help your young children better understand what's going on, journals and workbooks about moving for your kids, a guide to help your kids through the process, and a few books that will help you through the moving process itself.
Read these books about moving and you'll be ready to go!
1. The Essential Moving Guide For Families: Practical Advice To Ease Your Transition And Create A Sense Of Belonging by Sara Elizabeth Boehm
Considering 14 percent of Americans move each year, there's a good chance you and your family will move at some point. It can be a really difficult experience for the entire family. However, author of The Essential Moving Guide For Families, Sara Elizabeth Boehm believes the entire process can be made a lot easier through the practical advice she gives in her book.
2. The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day by Stan and Jan Berenstain is a children's classic and a great book to read to your young child to help them through the moving process. In the book, Mama, Papa, and Brother must pack up their belongings, bid farewell to their neighbors and relocate into their tree house we all know and love. Oh, and did we mention the book comes with over 50 stickers?
3. My Very Exciting, Sorta Scary, Big Move: A workbook for children moving to a new home by Lori Attanasio Woodring Ph.D.
A workbook is a great way to help your child work through their feelings about moving to a new state, new city, or even just a new home. Lori Attanasio Woodring, Ph.D.'s My Very Exciting, Sorta Scary, Big Move is perfect for helping your child through such a big transition in their young life.
4. The Essential Moving Guided Journal for Teens: My Life and My Thoughts Before and After Moving Journal by Sara Elizabeth Boehm
Whether they'll admit it or not, teenagers face just as much - if not more - emotional conflict about moving as younger children. Sara Elizabeth Boehm's The Essential Moving Guided Journal for Teens is a wonderful resource for your teen, providing them with journal prompts in which they can express themselves in a healthy way as their work through their feelings about moving.
5. The Art of Happy Moving: How to Declutter, Pack, and Start Over While Maintaining Your Sanity and Finding Happiness by Ali Wenzke
If you're looking for a comprehensive guide that will walk you through the moving process from beginning to end, check out Ali Wenzke's The Art of Happy Moving! The book is packed with checklists, info on how to choose what to get rid of, how to build a new community once you've moved, how to find a buyer for your home, and so much more! Also, check out that adorable cover!
6. When You Are Brave by Pat Zietlow Miller
Pat Zietlow Miller's *When You Are Brave, featuring gorgeous artwork by Eliza Wheeler, is another fantastic book to share with child to help them better understand what's going on. In the book, a young girl's family is moving to a new home, and she feels very scared. But along the way, she feels herself begin to grow until she's become brave. This books is a treat your child will love!
7. Moving with Kids: 25 Ways to Ease Your Family's Transition to a New Home by Lori Burgan
Lori Burgan's Moving with Kids: 25 Ways to Ease Your Family's Transition to a New Home is a great tool to walk parents through the best ways to ease their children through the moving process. The 25 ways she discusses in the book are all action-oriented and help kids feel involved in the moving process. It will also give them a sense of control over their own lives and make it a little less stressful!
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