Moving is a tough process for anyone but especially kids. Leaving a familiar place and leaving behind all their friends can be very stressful and it can take some time for kids to acclimate to their new neighborhood after a summer move.
If you move during the beginning of summer, your children will have a few months to spend before going back to school. In the meantime, local movers in Orange County offer some advice of activities to help your children meet people their own age during when school is not in session.
Some summer camps require registration a few months in advance, it cannot hurt to call any local summer camps to see if they have openings from last-minute cancellations and the like. Summer camps offer a wide range of activities where your children can meet like-minded peers and connect with them on a personal level. If your child is particularly interested in a particular activity, try to find a summer camp that focuses on the activity.
Youth sports leagues are a great way for children to meet friends and tend to be most active during the summer. Recreational soccer or basketball leagues will introduce your children to friends their own age and teach them the importance of teamwork and discipline.
Local movers in Orange Country like Priority know that not all kids are keen on sports. If your kid is not particularly interested in sports, there are plenty of other group activities they can partake in to meet friends, such as local theater, music classes, and any other team/group activities.
Volunteer programs run by non-profits and other organizations are a good way for your children to meet kids their own age and learn a sense of responsibility to their community.
A more informal method of meeting new friends is to just go to the local park. Park visitors span all ages and you can make and arrange future playdates at the park.
If you are planning a summer move, give Priority Moving a call at 858-256-4808. Our team of local movers in Orange County will assist in every part of the move, from initial pre-planning to final unpacking.