Cheryl Shanahan

Cheryl is passionate about supporting young learners to feel heard and understood and ensuring toddlers have the opportunity to express themselves through play. Cheryl has more than 12 years experience working with children and their families in both educational and clinical settings in Hong Kong and Canada. Cheryl has a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Master’s degree in Inclusive Education and a Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Play Therapy.

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    May 31, 2019
    Have you ever wondered why your child prefers wearing certain fabric or clothing?  Or that your child enjoys touching everything in sight? Is there a food that your child avoids eating because of its texture or taste? Is your child...
    May 7, 2019
    Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. Turn and face the change. Transitions can be overwhelming and can contribute to anxiety for both children and adults. Join us to learn more about the different approaches and strategies to use to guide children and families through change...
    April 18, 2019
    Raising a child who reads well and who loves books has many benefits. Join us to explore how to approach reading in a positive way, create a literacy-rich environment at home and to make the most of reading with your...
    Join us to explore how exposure to music at home is beneficial for families. We will explore how music can be used in our daily life to support with physical, emotional and social development. Parents will be equipped with tips and tricks to ease their everyday routines and strengthen relationships within the home. This workshop will be focused on parents with younger children.
    this workshop supports adults with navigating challenging moments and creating a road map for responding to tantrums, tensions and tears.
    November 6, 2018
    This event has now finished The Power of Play Part 1 focused on the impact of the environment and materials on play. We concentrated on the quality of toys and play materials rather than the quantity and the explored benefits...
    October 9, 2018
    This event has now finished   HKA is pleased to announce that we will offer a tech talk on Digital Technology In The Early Years on October 9th from 1:30 -2:30 pm at Hong Kong Academy.      Digital technology is more...