Guest irisheyes

Handy hints for settling in kids

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    Guest irisheyes

    We've only 5 weeks to go - fly out @ 6am on New Year's Day. I've moved from Ireland to NZ before, but this is first time I've had to do this with a family.

     

    As our house hasn't sold, my OH will probably have to return to NZ for a few months. I have a job three days a week lined up so our first priority is childcare. I'm conscious that the kids will be missing their daddy, be in a new country, with all their toys still on a ship on the Tasman sea. How did your kids cope?

     

    I'll be ok - I have wine:biglaugh:...but I really want to make this as easy as possible on the kids (aged almost 4 and 2.5yr).

     

    All suggestions appreciated!!!

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    Guest kas17

    Hi

    I have kids of a similar age and arrived in August, we went to the library for storytime and our local one also lends toys (free). We also joined a playgroup. Buckets and spades on the beach always keeps them happy whatever the weather.

    Where are you planning to live, happy to meet for a playdate when you arrive

    Karen

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    Hi

    I have kids of a similar age and arrived in August, we went to the library for storytime and our local one also lends toys (free). We also joined a playgroup. Buckets and spades on the beach always keeps them happy whatever the weather.

    Where are you planning to live, happy to meet for a playdate when you arrive

    Karen

     

    Hope your not missing the gorgeous Stoney weather and outdoor pool!!! Loads of snow back there last night.

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    Hope your not missing the gorgeous Stoney weather and outdoor pool!!! Loads of snow back there last night.

     

    Ha, a bit cold for the outdoor pool just now. feel like Im missing the snow as its our first year here but sure I would be cursing it if I was in Stoney

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    Ha, a bit cold for the outdoor pool just now. feel like Im missing the snow as its our first year here but sure I would be cursing it if I was in Stoney

     

    Used to love going down there in summer. We just up the road from you in both countries now, Hallett Cove and Aberdeen. And only thing i miss is the snow and Xmas day. Rest I dont miss at all. Anything we can help with, just shout. Our 4th Xmas here now.

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    Guest irisheyes

    Thanks for those suggestions - a playdate would be lovely - though we're looking at the north eastern suburbs as I'll be working in Elizabeth three days a week. Did it take your kids long to find their feet? I knonw they'll probably settle quicker than the "grown-ups"!

    Niamh

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    Thanks for those suggestions - a playdate would be lovely - though we're looking at the north eastern suburbs as I'll be working in Elizabeth three days a week. Did it take your kids long to find their feet? I knonw they'll probably settle quicker than the "grown-ups"!

    Niamh

    My younger one would be happy anywhere I think as long as she is with us, she is too young to understand. The older one is still missing her friends a lot, shes been at kindy for 2 months and not made many friends, she is very sociable so she finds that hard otherwise she settled in really quickly and loves it.

    Karen

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    Used to love going down there in summer. We just up the road from you in both countries now, Hallett Cove and Aberdeen. And only thing i miss is the snow and Xmas day. Rest I dont miss at all. Anything we can help with, just shout. Our 4th Xmas here now.

     

    thanks, Im definately not missing rowies though

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