Moving with Small Children

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Undergoing a move with small children can be a tricky and somewhat difficult operation. Some consider taking care of a small child to be a full time job in and of itself, so when compounded with the heavy operation of carrying out a residential move, it can be a sort of overwhelming process. Here’s a guide to moving with small children, as prepared by the residential moving experts at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage.

Important Emotional Aspects of the Move

Pay attention to your children’s emotions over new schools or missing the old house or neighborhood. Children often mask emotional concerns and anxiety. Plan a special dinner or meal with all your children’s special foods and lead a discussion about how their emotions are feeling, nd let them express them. Allow them to have fun with the move by checking out location of special stores they might want, or take hem around the neighborhood. Show them pictures of the new home in advance, and even ask them advice for paint and decoration. Make lots of time for family bonding during the move itself, with events like visiting the movies or all playing a board game together.

 

Practical Things to Consider

Make sure to prepare things like school registration in advance. Speak to the teachers during the Summer to see if your children will need any tutoring or to perform catch up work. Register children in after school classes. Additionally:

  • Consider letting your child stay with a grandparent, family member, or other good friend on the day of the move itself, otherwise, hire a babysitter

  • Prepare lots of non perishable food and drink that appeals to your children in advance.

  • Prepare toys, games, and books for your children to easily access during the move.

  • Allow your children to keep a blanket, pillow, stuffed animal, or comfort item as much as they want during the move.

  • Keep a box of items including first aid, comfort items, toiletries, clothing, and underwear easily accessible during the move.

  • Don’t’ let small children play with moving boxes and especially moving dollies.

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Moving with Small Children

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Undergoing a move with small children can be a tricky and somewhat difficult operation. Some consider taking care of a small child to be a full time job in and of itself, so when compounded with the heavy operation of carrying out a residential move, it can be a sort of overwhelming process. Here’s a guide to moving with small children, as prepared by the residential moving experts at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage.

Important Emotional Aspects of the Move

Pay attention to your children’s emotions over new schools or missing the old house or neighborhood. Children often mask emotional concerns and anxiety. Plan a special dinner or meal with all your children’s special foods and lead a discussion about how their emotions are feeling, nd let them express them. Allow them to have fun with the move by checking out location of special stores they might want, or take hem around the neighborhood. Show them pictures of the new home in advance, and even ask them advice for paint and decoration. Make lots of time for family bonding during the move itself, with events like visiting the movies or all playing a board game together.

 

Practical Things to Consider

Make sure to prepare things like school registration in advance. Speak to the teachers during the Summer to see if your children will need any tutoring or to perform catch up work. Register children in after school classes. Additionally:

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