Wanda Wyont is a children’s author, blogger, and parent educator.
Mrs. Wyont spends her time teaching parent education, visiting schools, child care centers and building a website that provides resources for early childhood professionals. With her diverse teaching roles from preschool through college age, she identifies with all facets of the early childhood field. Wanda’s resume includes child care, teacher assistant, college instructor, and college administrator. She writes magazine and newspaper articles, state and federal grants, and professional papers.
As a children’s author, Mrs. Wyont lists writing books as the most fun!
The books are listed below. She presents the writing process and gives books talks to schools and child care centers. The power point presentation on the writing process is included on this web site.
Wanda presents numerous topics throughout the state and nationally.
Recently, she learned that some college students had been assigned her website as a reading assignment.
There are information below about the different pages and the sub-pages.
The bar at the top of the screen lists all the pages and sub-pages.
Barkley (order from this site to request a signed and inscribed copy)
This is the Home Page.
Barkley, a friendly yellow lab,
escapes from the backyard and sets out on a grand adventure. But when a casual dip in a neighbor’s swimming pool nearly leads to a drowning, Barkley 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.