Once you’ve settled in, try these tactics to help your children get acquainted with their new home and neighbourhood.
Explore your house
Make it fun with a game of hide-and-seek, or give your kids projects to tackle. Ask them to help decide where to put things away or help write a shopping list for things the new house needs.
Track down local kids
Take a walk around the neighborhood together, searching for signs that kids live nearby. Look for toys or bicycles in yards, swings, or basketball hoops. Teach your child to meet and greet. Give them a lesson in introducing themselves. If you see any children outside with their parents when you’re exploring, stop and introduce your child: they’ll learn best from watching you.
Consider planning a welcome party. Once you’ve met a few neighbors with kids, host a BBQ, a pizza party, or a movie night.
Clue yourself in to the community
The library is a good place to ask about local kid-friendly facilities. Check out the YMCA, community pool, and local churches too. These are all great places to meet families.
Be a tourist! Think like a tourist and go see the local sights. Your town’s Chamber of Commerce website likely has plenty of suggestions for what to see and do.
If you have any questions about buying or selling, please get in touch! We would love to help!
The Terri Hastings Real Estate Team