Wanda Wyont is a Christian early childhood educator, children’s book author, presenter, and blogger.
This page is an introduction to the website. Hopefully, it has materials for everybody including parents, students, ministers, teachers, and early childhood professionals.
A Little About Wanda Wyont
Wanda spends her days very busy! Through her many roles, she is maintains her Christian views. As a retired college instructor, she continues to be involved in academia by teaching part-time or providing training to groups. Wanda is Vice Chair of the Partnership for Children (Smart Start) and is the Co-chair of the NC-PreK Executive Committee. In addition, Mrs. Wyont serves as the Educational Consultant for Head Start serving four counties.
Her schedule allows her to visit child care centers, schools, and churches sharing her books, acting as a consultant, or providing classes or lectures.
Wanda’s blogs are regularly published on this website and on Fractus Learning, an international site focused on education.
Wanda is the author of two children’s books. At preschools and Pre-K programs, Mrs. Wyont reads the story and promotes literacy through activities. But, in primary grades, she presents the writing process and gives books. The power point presentation on the writing process is included on this web site.
Wanda has presented a variety of topics in the early childhood field throughout the state and at national venues.
College Discussions on the Blogs
Recently, she learned that some college students had been assigned her website with different blogs to read and discuss in their classes.
Pages and Sub-Pages
The bar at the top of the screen lists all the pages and sub-pages.
Barkley’s Great Escape can be purchased from Amazon or ordered directly from this website. The author will be most happy to sign and inscribe the book.
Her book, Barkley’s Great Escape was one of four books recently recommended by Pool Safely, an organization appointed by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. See Twitter at @poolsafely
This is the Home Page.
Barkley, a friendly yellow lab,
escapes from the backyard and sets out on a great escape. But when a casual dip in a neighbor’s swimming pool nearly leads to a drowning, He learns a very important lesson. According to the CDC, every day about ten people die from unintentional drowning with children between the ages of 1 and 4 having the highest drowning rates. Barkley’s Great Escape (Ambassador International; March 2015; $14.99, hardcover) offers parents and educators a way to open and expand the important conversation of water safety with young readers.
Just like a child might feel, Barkley is enticed by the nice, cool water in his neighbor’s swimming pool. At first he enjoyed splashing in the water, but soon he realized it was deep and he was in trouble. Eventually his barks for help were heard and Barkley was rescued, but this book will help children to know the dangers of swimming without supervision. This is such an important lesson for parents to cover and Barkley helps introduce it in a fun, but memorable way. The book is based on a true story.
Children’s Author, Blogger, and Parent Educator
Under the Children’s Author, Blogger, and Parent Educator button, a sub-page is titled, Book Author Shares Journey. This page includes personal and professional information. In addition, there is a link to her Resume/Vita.
Buy These Books
The Book Information button includes two sub-pages that are the book titles, Sunbeam and Barkley’s Great Escape. These pages share more detail about the stories and provide teaching strategies. Wanda will be happy to autograph a purchased book and personalize it. Please send her your order information and include the child’s name.
Read the Posts
The Blog button is a page of the posts. Mrs. Wyont invites you will make comments. She will read and respond back to you.
Visit Your School or Child Care Center
The Presentation button opens a page that provides information on school and child care center book talks or author visits. If you are interested in scheduling a visit with her, there are more specific details under Presentation Details.
Order A Book or Arrange a Visit
The Contact button will take you to the page to order a book or to request a school visit.
The above link will take you to a document that provides the skills that a child gleans from books.
I hope you spend some time checking out all of the pages.