Suggestions please to help make moving easier on my 3 year old

Sue - posted on 02/18/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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We are moving the end of the month. We knew we would be moving this year, so we've been reading the Bearenstein Bears book about moving many times in the past 4 months, and even have the video that goes with it, and have watched that several times. But I am worried about how she will take it, and want to make the transition as easy as possible. Any suggestions on how to make the move easier on her? She has seen the new home, and got excited seeing her new room and talking about painting it and where her furniture would go and her toys.

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Cecilia - posted on 02/22/2013

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Let her pack a suit case or a small bag with her important things in it. Let her keep it with her at all times. The reason, because when you move boxes kinda go everywhere and you're not able to find the important stuff right away. If she has it with her, she will know where her favorite toy, blanket, ect is already.

Make sure her room is set up before anything else. Do not worry about the kitchen even. If you have to order food, so be it. She needs her room in place so she has her own space again.

Above all else, make it fun for her. Do not stress it too much because she will think something is wrong. Be excited with her and maybe even let her go to the store to buy some decoration for her new room ( which can't be used until you move) Can be curtains or new pictures.. what ever you want to allow her to buy for the new room. This will keep her excited about getting her new item that goes with her new room.

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