They’ve lost their toys and clothing.
If you’re in temporary accommodation, then their surroundings will be unfamiliar. They’re not in the security of their own home with their usual things.
They’re living with parents who are constantly under strain.
Families sometimes choose to temporarily live separately after a flood, particularly if their first point of contact is to go and stay with grandparents or relatives to reinforce the child’s security and familiarity. If the relatives don’t have space for the whole family then sometimes they decide to divide themselves across two temporary homes. This is out of the ordinary for the child’s usual routine.
If you’re in alternative accommodation, journeys to school may be further. They may not be able to walk to school with their friends anymore.
Local neighbourhood friendships are affected because communities are dispersed for several months.
If the temporary accommodation isn’t nearby, then after school activities might have to be put on hold. The routine is disrupted.
Children might feel scared when they see rain.