You can’t move for cardboard boxes, the utility suppliers need changing, and you’ve no idea where that kettle is… Moving to a new home is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of our lives but there’s no denying it can be a little frantic.
A new place to live can be a topsy-turvy time for the kids too so, to help prepare your little ones, we’ve delved into the bookshelf… Here are our top moving-home tales.
Moving Molly by Shirley Hughes
Warm and funny, Shirley Hughes’ books are true timeless classics and this one is perfect for helping children understand what’s involved when moving house. From packing up to filling the removal van to exploring her new surroundings, main character Molly brings readers along for the journey as she moves home for the first time.
Topsy and Tim Move House by Jean and Gareth Adamson
A staple series on children’s bookshelves across the country, fun-loving twins Topsy and Tim are preparing to move house but there’s lots of work to do (doesn’t that sound familiar?) and their cat Kitty isn’t keen on upping roots… Children will no doubt find comfort in this story thanks to such a well-loved duo leading the adventure.
Moving House: Usborne First Experiences by Anna Civardi
Usborne books have a wonderfully charming way to explain the world to young readers and this title of theirs is no different. Following the Spark family, readers are taken along for the ride as they prepare to move home. The story helps to introduce young readers to unfamiliar situations while keeping them friendly and fun!
The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day by Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears have sold over 240 million copies and are number 15 in the Publishers Weekly top 100 children’s paperbacks. It’s safe to say kid’s love them! This story explains how the family move to their beloved big treehouse, the one down a sunny dirt road in Bear Country. With many questions - like “would Brother Bear like it and would he make new friends?” - resolved, this is a great choice to help put little ones’ minds at ease when moving.
And last but not least…
How We Build Your Home With Milly Mortar and Handy Andy by Taylor Wimpey
In our very own storybook, Taylor Wimpey mascots Milly Mortar and Handy Andy guide readers through the process of how we build houses. From picking a plot to putting in the windows and decorating the brand new rooms, our narrators cover it all. Plus, children will learn top tips on how to stay safe when visiting a development to see your brand new home being built!
Fancy getting stuck into your own copy of How We Build Your Home With Milly Mortar and Handy Andy? Ask the Sales Executive at your nearest Taylor Wimpey development for more information!