Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tuesday Topic: Helping kids move

Recently Ingrid said that she was "wondering if anyone has any reading or activities that would help children leave their home country and transition into another?"

I'm sorry I didn't post anything last week! It's a bit crazy around here. Even though we're physically safe, just living in a country that is in turmoil takes a lot out of me. You probably understand quite well. Please pray for Ukraine!

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  1. Hi Ingrid! It depends on where you are moving and how old your kids are. If they are young (or old) empowering them whenever possible is so important. Can you give them a small shoebox to pack with their treasures (my girls wanted things I never would have packed for them, and though they were quickly forgotten they served their purpose in giving them a sense of known in the move. What things symbolize home to your family, a picture on the wall, a certain tablecloth, flowers on the table. When you arrive place these items out first. For us it was certain pillowcases on the bed, a wall quilt. Our favorite book to introduce the same yet different aspect of cultures is
    " A Country Far Away
    Nigel Gray, Dupasquier Philippe

    It is simply fabulous! You could adapt it to any culture. Also taking pictures of them with their current friends can help with goodbyes

  2. here's a link to some books: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/06/10/styling-librarian-childrens-books-about-moving/

    my kids always loved the alexander books. augustine was fun, too. i'm not familiar with the others... but it looks like this might be a good website to come back and explore.

  3. That looks like a great website Richelle. Thanks!