of love and time
children's rooms last if they are still small. Having the security
of their routine until the very end will make the transition go
children (ages 5 and up) extra time to pack their rooms with you.
Packing up is a good time to talk about things they
might be worried or feel sad
about - leaving friends, school, a home they've always
lived in, and facing a
new school and strangers. Understanding feelings
and offering your reassurance
will ease the transition for them.
to select some items to take with them in the car or in their
toys are fairly durable and can go in boxes with some wadded
newsprint or extra clothes to fill in spaces.Breakable
toys like models or porcelain
dolls can be wrapped in extra clothes and packed in wadded
children are packing, ask them to think about where they'd like
to go in their new rooms.
you drain water from squirt guns and seal paints and other safe
messy materials in resealable bags or containers. Pack
them together in a box
lined with a plastic bag.
children seal the boxes and write their names or put their favorite
stickers on each box.