1st Edition

Moving On: Activity Books and Guide to Support Children Relocating to a New Country

    130 Pages 294 B/W Illustrations
    by Speechmark

    Written to help children aged 6-12 move between countries, this set contains two children’s activity books and a practical guide for the supporting adult.

    Based on the latest relocation and transition research, it includes valuable strategies and fun activities to boost the child’s confidence and wellbeing through departure, arrival and settling in. Top tips,  example responses and the theory behind the activities will equip teachers, practitioners, and parents to respond effectively to common questions and support children on the move to leave and arrive well.

    The set includes:

    • Leaving Well Activity Book helps kids to reflect on how they feel about the move, to remember other moves and understand that change is a part of life.
    • Arriving Well Activity Book can be used on its own or following on from Leaving Well and continues to move through this process, helping the child to settle when they have arrived in their new country
    • Moving On Facilitator’s Guide offers guidance notes and prompts to help bring out the best experience for the child and is designed to help the adult feel confident in their delivery and in responding to any questions. It contains key points to consider, examples of ‘what you could say’, as well as explains the theory behind the activities.

    Leaving Well Activity Book: Therapeutic Activities to Support Kids Aged 6-12 who are Moving to a New Country

    Arriving Well Activity Book: Therapeutic Activities to Support Kids Aged 6-12 who have Moved to a New Country

    Moving On Facilitators Guide: How to Support Children Relocating to a New Country


    Claire Holmes is Head of School Counselling at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore where she leads a team of counsellors who work across the whole school K-13. Claire’s counselling modality is strength-based, empowering others to access their own inner wisdom and knowing. Her practice incorporates Expressive Therapies, Mindfulness and Solution-Focused interventions. In her role she teaches MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) to parents and staff.

    "The Moving On series gives all who work with children a powerful, practical tool to help them 'leave well so they can enter well'. As each book focuses on a particular stage of the moving process, children can find words and create images to express the often-paradoxical feelings any move can make. I highly recommend it!"

    Ruth E. Van Reken, co-author of Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds