Ryder is learning how to use her teeth for eating, biting food, and talking. She seems to find it challenging with getting excited or upset in class resulting in biting her peers when she is overly-stimulated.
During the witty play of words, Ryder is exploring how to use her words. The catchy wordplay allows educators, parents, and school counselors to focus on the importance of the replacement of positive behaviors for supporting Ryder. She is learning how to work through her conflicts with her classmates.
This hilarious and descriptive setting of the preschool classroom has a turning point in the book with Ryder being able to reflect. Ryder the Biter has been written with the purpose of sharing the importance of social-emotional development and promoting the importance of family discussions in an appropriate tone with the correct terminology.
About the Author
Brandi Barnett is originally from Macon, Georgia and currently resides in Texas. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Child & Family Development & Masters of Education in School Counseling from American Military University. She has explored the different aspects of education through her military service as a veteran, a spouse, and civilian employee to the USAF. During her military career, she services assisting the military, military spouses, and military dependents with enrollment into their classes with the use of tuition assistance. After being stationed at Luke AFB, AZ her love for completing her degree as a school counselor was paramount to her success. Prior to her relocation to Texas, Mrs. Barnett serviced two elementary schools in Laveen Elementary School District with campuses ranging from Preschool to 8th-grade students.