Books to Help Kids Adjust to Moving

Whether your child is excited to move or a bit nervous, it’s a major life event that results in many emotions. There are several ways you can help your child adjust, including reading books together. Here are some books to help kids adjust to moving.

The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Age range: 2-4 years

This classic series helps young children understand follows the Berenstain Bears as they realize they need to move to a different home, and discusses what to pack and how to stay in touch with friends.

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

Age range: 3-7 years

Many children feel anxious or afraid about the upheaval that comes with moving. This award-winning book has been used by many early childhood workers to help children deal with these complex feelings, encouraging them to see that we are all connected no matter where we live.

My Very Exciting, Sorta Scary, Big Move by Dr. Lori Attanasio Woodring

Age range: 5-7 years

This workbook helps kids work through their feelings and build coping strategies by writing and drawing their thoughts. Created by a psychologist, it can also be used as a tool for the entire family to share their moving-related feelings.

Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina

Age range: 5-7 years

Told from the point of view of a girl whose best friend moves away, this book explores friendship and shows children that friendships don’t have to end if someone moves.

These are just four books to help kids adjust to moving, and they can spark two-way discussions between you and your child. When your child knows that they can talk with you about their anxieties and emotions, they will be better-prepared to handle this life change.