Teaching a child to read at an early age comes with numerous benefits. They are able to advance to higher grade levels, receive better grades and gain the confidence to conquer any type of book.
Lynn Mallory, a recent Sociology Cum Laude graduate from Clayton State University, knows these benefits rather well. She just released her first self-published book, “OMG, My Toddler Can Read!” in which she provides steps to guide parents on how to teach their children the fundamentals of reading.
Mallory was born and raised in McDonough, Ga., where she currently resides with her husband of nine years and their two sons Jordan and Jeremiah, ages six and seven. She originally attended Clayton State straight out of high school to obtain certificates in accounting and medical transcription. After she got married and had two sons, she realized her purpose in life was to educate and motivate people, but not necessarily in a classroom setting. As a result, she returned to Clayton State to obtain a bachelor's degree in Psychology.
However, after taking the Intro to Sociology course, she knew immediately that she need to change her major to Sociology and, with the help of a few certain professors -- Dr. Rodger Bates, professor of Sociology, Dr. Rafik Mohamed, chair, Department of Social Sciences and associate professor of Sociology and Criminology, and Dr. Karen Young, associate professor of Sociology -- that decision was confirmed.
“All three of them were and still are instrumental individuals in my academic and career success; they were always there to offer guidance when needed and they all are experts in their field of work,” says Mallory.
Mallory is gifted in many areas of service, but they all stem from one common denominator; education. Currently she is an academic tutor in early childhood reading beginning with toddlers through students in second grade. She began teaching her sons to read during the prenatal stages of pregnancy, and they are avid readers that are two grade levels above in reading.
“I didn't have any `My Baby Can Read’ type resources; everything I did came from within me,” says Mallory. Although she was consumed in her own school work, she dedicated time to her book little by little and eventually completed it in time to be released on Jan. 20, 2014.
This practical step-by-step guide is designed to help parents teach their children the basics of reading. The book is based upon Mallory’s insights and experiences of teaching her own children to read and it seems to have done exceptionally well as her children are now reading fourth and fifth grade level books, although they are currently in first and second grades.
“All you need is dedication and consistency, and before you know it you will be telling your family and friends, “OMG, My Toddler Can Read!” Mallory exclaims.
“OMG, My Toddler Can Read!” includes 74 pages in six how-to chapters along with worksheets, sight words, and a completion certificate for your toddler.
To find out more about Lynn Mallory or her book visit www.lynnmallory.com