Cheryl Shanahan

Cheryl is passionate about supporting young learners to feel heard and understood and ensuring children have the opportunity to express themselves through play.

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    As we hope and aspire to support the development of mature, cooperative, happy children, we also know how challenging it can be at times.  Many of us use variations of the same discipline methods when responding to behaviour that we...
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    Tackling transitions can be challenging because leaving the comfort of the “known” is stressful for both children and adults.  We know that it’s not possible to protect children from all stressful experiences, nor would we want to. We want for...
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    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...
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    March 24, 2020
    Are you interested to learn more about how the brain learns language? Join Bonnie Zhang, Mandarin Co-Teacher and Cheryl Shanahan, Playgroup Teacher and to explore how research impacts our teaching at Hong Kong Academy and how you can support language...
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    February 20, 2020
    Digital technology is more prevalent in our lives today and impacts the way we learn, think and feel. A healthy relationship with technology is important and can start early in life. Join us to learn more about current research that...
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    January 21, 2020
    Last academic year, we explored the beginning steps into understanding various stressors that can drive behaviour to the surface. We learned about 5 domains, biological, cognitive, emotional, social and prosocial stressors and how these can impact our children and ourselves. ...
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    November 5, 2019
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    March 12, 2020
    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.
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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...
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