My Moving Booklet
My Moving Booklet is designed to help children through the initial stages of an upcoming move. Moving usually means going through quite a rollercoaster of feelings. It can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. It can be very sad to say goodbye, but it can also be incredibly fun to experience new things and meet new people. Everybody experiences a move differently, but it is very important that you are able to say goodbye properly. This will allow children to truly welcome the new challenges and adventures that lie ahead of them, together with their parents and teachers. In many parts of this booklet, they will have the opportunity to either write about it, to draw a picture, or to glue on a photograph. This is their own unique story that one day will serve as a keepsake of a life-changing event.
Special for Schools:
Discounted bulk purchases available to schools (with an option to personalize with school logo and a letter from the principal for an additional fee).
Also available in French
Julia Simens, Author, Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child wrote:
With efficient strokes of her pen, Valérie Besanceney sweeps these troubling questions aside for any child fortunate enough to receive this book. My Moving Booklet traces the contours of every move's landscape, freeing the young explorer to color in the mountains and valleys he or she encounters. Each turn of the page quietly reinforces this book's most important message to children: someone knows where you are.
Jennifer Armstrong, Principal of Primary, La Châtaigneraie Campus, The International School of Geneva wrote:
Valérie Besanceney has come up with a perfect addition to any classroom or family that deals with the comings and goings of our citizens of the world. Not only will the child enjoy the beautiful emotions icons but they will be easily able to label how certain parts of this move is making them feel.
Helping a child prepare for a successful transition has just become much easier! Valérie Besanceney’s booklet is a great tool for schools wanting to collaborate effectively with every child and his or her parents to help ease them on their life journey. Straightforward, and well structured, it also provides lots of room for the creativity of the individuals involved and keeps the child at the centre. Thank you!