This week’s episode of Toll Lifestyle TV featured a segment about Moving with Children. Today’s Toll Talks blog is bringing you even more!
Moving with children, especially younger children, can be challenging. A few tips given in a previous Toll Talks blog can help make the transition easier for them.
To make them feel better about the change, explaining to them what moving really means can help settle them down. The first thing to do is tell them as simply and thoroughly as possible what moving entails, while answering any questions they may have. Share with them all of the positive and exciting things that are to come from moving into their new home!
Once you arrive at the new home, consider getting at least a portion of the child’s room together before starting to work on the rest of the home, allowing them to have a place of their own. Additionally, if possible, try to keep your normal schedule regarding mealtimes and bedtimes to give the child a sense of familiarity.
After the children become settled in their new home, the next order of business is to set up relationships in your new neighborhood. As mentioned in our previous “How to Be a Good Neighbor” Toll Talks blog, there are a few steps that will help establish a good relationship with neighbors.
Share contact information such as an email address and phone number right off the bat. This is helpful for obvious reasons. Once you have your neighbors’ contact information, getting connected is easy. You now have referrals for pediatricians, babysitters, and daycare centers for the children.
There are plenty of ways to get the children involved in their new community. As featured in Episode 1 of Toll Lifestyle TV, Toll Brothers’ Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket, Virginia is just one of the many Toll Brothers communities that offer on-site clubhouses with endless activities for children.
The Dominion Valley Country Club “Sharks” swim team is made up of 340 members across 5 age groups for competition. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the team is incredibly popular, and many Dominion Valley homeowners chose to live in this community because of the great swim team! Team members have proudly competed at the state and national levels, and every child at Dominion Valley who wants to participate is welcome to join the swim team!
Sports are a great way for kids to have fun, stay fit, improve skills, and make friends. To learn more about the benefits of children playing competitive sports, read the KidsHealth® article, “Competitive Sports: Helping Kids Play it Cool.”