I CAN Communicate- Factsheet on supporting children with change

Making a change – big or small – affects everyone differently. Some children will be excited, curious and adapt to change quickly. Others may need more time to absorb and accept change. The big changes are things like starting a new nursery or school, moving house, having a new brother or sister or change in their family set up.

Small changes are things like a change to what they do every day, for example, going swimming instead of to the park. Or there can be very small changes which feel big to them, such as running out of a breakfast cereal they like and having to eat something else.

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