Packing with Children
of love and time
attention to feelings
and large boxes
children's rooms last if they are still small. Having the
security of their routine until the very end will make the
transition go more smoothly.
older children (ages 5 and up) extra time to pack their rooms
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.
them to select some items to take with them in the car or
children's toys are fairly durable and can go in boxes with
newsprint or extra clothes to fill in spaces.Breakable
toys like models or porcelain
dolls can be wrapped in extra clothes and packed in
the children are packing, ask them to think about where they'd
to go in their new rooms.
sure you drain water from squirt guns and seal paints and
other safe but
messy materials in resealable bags or containers. Pack
them together in a box
lined with a plastic bag.
your children seal the boxes and write their names or put
stickers on each box.