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Teaching Kids Healthy Habits Teaching Kids Healthy Habits

You know me and books. I love them, especially when I can use them to help the kiddo get through a rough time or learn about something new. This is especially a good idea when you and your family are going through a change. They have tons of books about welcoming a new addition to the family or entering preschool or kindergarten, as well other life switches. When we moved apartments, I went out a got a few of these books about moving and I do think it helped any anxious moments in her new bedroom at night. Check out these titles:

Big Ernie's New Home: A Story for Children Who Are Moving by Teresa Martin - A sweet book about a boy moving into a new home. Perfect for youngers kids, as it helps them to know all of the feelings they are having - the good and the bad - are normal.

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst -- This is a great one not only for moving but also for anytime we are separated from loved ones. It explains how we are all connected with an invisible string that can never be broken. The book's message is especially good for those military families or other situations when Mom or Dad might be away for a while.

A Tiger called Thomas by Charlotte Zolotow - This beautiful picture book tackles how it is for a shy child to move and find new friends and the importance of just being yourself. Again, a perfect choice for any kid entering a new situation.

When you moved or had a big change, what books did you read?

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by on Jun. 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Jerichos_Mommy
by Member on Jun. 8, 2012 at 10:40 PM

We really didn't read about it, we just talked about it.

Harris06
by Megan on Jun. 9, 2012 at 12:58 AM

I remember that my mom got me a book about death when my grandmother died when I was 11, I think it was. It was nice to have that little something that felt like an extra tie to her. 

mallowcup17
by Member on Jun. 9, 2012 at 8:26 AM

these are great suggestions thank you! we read the bearenstein bear book about new baby to my SD when DD was almost ready to be born. she was almost 4 at the time and it helped her a lot!

mallowcup17
by Member on Jun. 9, 2012 at 8:27 AM

this is how it was for me growing up...

Quoting Jerichos_Mommy:

We really didn't read about it, we just talked about it.


Madelaine
by Member on Jun. 9, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Thank you!

elasmimi
by on Jun. 9, 2012 at 12:27 PM

My older kids love change, but I haven't had to deal with much with this little one.

ceciliam
by on Jun. 9, 2012 at 3:38 PM

We havent had anu big changes like that.

TheBabyFactory4
by on Jun. 9, 2012 at 9:59 PM


Quoting countrymomma81:

We've never moved or had to worry about any of that. 

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starreyedcutie
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 9:10 PM
We are military so have moved a lot we just make it a point to show them all the fun stuff about the new place. We did have a big brother book to kinda help explain being a big brother
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Leelee1008
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 9:12 PM

we didnt but thanks for sharing.

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