Smooth Move: Make Moving Easier on You and Your Kids

The Best Books to Share Before the Big Move

Ages 3 to 5

Big Ernie's New Home, By Teresa and Whitney Martin
When Big Ernie the cat moves to Santa Fe, he misses the familiar comforts of home and learns that everyone -- even the very brave -- needs time to adapt to a new place.

Louis + Bobo: We Are Moving, By Christiane Engle
Louis and his dog, Bobo, learn to adjust to their new surroundings. Perfect for the kid who is anxious about the big day.

The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day, By Stan and Jan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears are moving away, and Brother Bear fears this eventful day!

Ages 6 and Up

Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe, By Susan Patron
PK relies on her active imagination to help her worried sisters adjust to their new environment.

Where I Live, By Eileen Spinelli
You and your kid can relate to the ups and downs of this story in verse.

Originally published in the August 2012 issue of Parents magazine.

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