Talking about a big change

  • Activity sheet
  • Age 7+
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The GOSH Play team says:

"New environments and journeys are exciting, and filled with wonder, as we see from Floella’s story! They can also be a time when children have lots of questions and are working through some big feelings out. Getting creative, drawing and writing things down help to express that, when words are tricky."

Whether it’s a move to a new house in a new area, or even moving overseas to a new country, you might be worried about how your child will learn how to cope with change.

Coming to England

In Coming to England we discover the story of how Floella Benjamin moved to London from Trinidad, with beautiful pictures from Diane Ewen. Discover how she learnt to deal with her worries about this life-changing move.

If your children loved to hear how Floella used her imagination to help her feel better about a move overseas, download this fun activity sheet created by the GOSH Play team.

As well as talking about their worries, encourage them to imagine the exciting things that can happen in a new environment.

Download the activity sheet to get started. If you don’t have a copy of the book you could see if your local library has one in stock. If they don’t, you can ask them to order one in for you. The activity sheet can be lots of fun without the book, too.