AFHK was honoured to host Cheryl Shanahan, Early Childhood Consultant, Play Therapist and Registered Teacher for a talk on Raising Resilient Children : Using Storybooks to Promote Social and Emotional Development.
Cheryl shared a wide range of ideas for opening up discussions with our children on different topics, building their vocabulary around emotional experiences and fostering resilience through playful expansions of stories. She also reminded us all in the room the importance of story time and the value of allowing our children to choose the books they read, even if it is the 20th time in a row.
Cheryl is a natural and easy-to-listen-to presenter and we are very grateful for her generosity in sharing these concepts and practical ideas. I believe that every person in the room; parents, professionals, waiting parents and adult adoptees took away something encouraging, useful and practical.
AFHK Virtual Learning Coordinator