Kristie Gatto, MA, CCC-SLP, COM is a certified speech-language pathologist and certified orofacial myologist. She is currently the owner of The Speech and Language Connection, which has two offices in the greater Houston area and employs 21 speech-language pathologists with various specialties. For the past ten years, she has focused her clinical skills on treating patients with issues in feeding, dysphagia, deglutition, oral sensory aversion, orofacial myology, andreating patients with issues in feeding, dysphagia, deglutition, oral sensory aversion, orofacial myology, and swallowing-related disorders, as well as articulation, phonological processing, apraxia, and early intervention. Her teaching experiences include instruction to graduate students on the orofacial complex, externship and clinical fellow supervision for the past 10 years, and publishing/presenting information on the orofacial complex. Ms. Gatto is the author of Understanding the Orofacial Complex: Muscle Manual (Outskirts Publishing, 2014).… read more
Home is where the heart is, but it's also where crawling babies and curious tots can cause serious injury to themselves. Keep your little one safe with baby proofing gear such baby gates, child monitors, safety locks and guards, and pacifiers and teethers, that are specially designed for children's safety.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bath time a breeze!
Having trouble picking out toys that your kids will love and you can feel good about buying? Let us help you with this guide to our favorite natural, sustainable, environmentally friendly toys.
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
From tubs and toys to soaps and shampoos, here's what your baby needs for a fun and soothing bathtime routine.
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
Originally touted as a tool to help kids stay calm and focused, the fidget spinner quickly took off as one of the most sought-after toys of the year. While your kids are probably very familiar with the standard spinners, these unique fidget spinners will catch their attention and make the perfect gift.
The bathroom is where we start and end our day. If it's a fun and welcoming space, morning routines run smoother and bath time is a breeze. Parents don't have to dedicate their single-bathroom home to a youthful theme, but making it appeal to children will engrain the importance of self-care and hygiene at an early age. Here are 10 kid-friendly ideas for decorating a bathroom that everyone will love.
Let your kids unwrap our favorite tech toys for this holiday season. The tech-savvy kiddo in your life will be all smiles.
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
Declutter the playroom or living room with our favorite modern toy boxes that can store it all.
You signed your aspiring wide receiver up for football. Now what? Finding the best football cleat that's touchdown-worthy—no pressure. Don't worry, Nike has you covered when it comes to providing a reliable cleat and safety gear that you'll need to get your little athlete's football career started.
Choosing a reliable football cleat for your child can help prevent injuries and further their ability to achieve their goals at such a young age. Whether your active kiddo dreams of being the next Carson Wentz or Rob Gronkowski, start from the ground up. Be sure to choose a cleat that gives their ankles the support they need, helping them look and feel good on and off the field. Not only will you find your child in the end zone quite frequently while wearing the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 Football Cleat, but you'll also feel like a true winner knowing your player is safe and secure breaking through tackles and jumping for interceptions.
Tossed from a wagon and raised by coyotes, Pecos Bill had a strange childhood to say the least. As he grows up, this Texas-sized c...owboy wrestles with wolves, grapples with a wild mare, and rides a mountain lion without even breaking a sweat! Pecos Bill is able to tame the Wild West with ease, but soon he faces an even bigger challenge, a rampaging cyclone the likes of which no one has ever seen! Pecos Bill must try to rein this wild storm in, or it will lay waste to the great American frontier. read more
Daniel will need to work hard if he wants to be a starting Wildcat.
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
On December 7, 1941, Americans were stunned to learn that Japanese forces had launched an attack on Pearl Harbor. In this engrossi...ng and extensively researched account, Theodore Taylor examines both sides of the battle, taking a close look at the events leading up to it and providing compelling insight into the motives and operations of the brave men and women swept up in the fight. read more
Simple Sam Eats What? is the first book in the series of Simple Sam books. This book introduces us to Sam, a young boy with very s...imple eating habits. Like most children he is reluctant to try new foods, but we all know what happens when they do actually eat them. they love them Simple Sam Eats What? is an ideal text for children, teachers, and families. This book can be used as an independent reader by most first and second graders, a read aloud text for families or teachers, and a mentor text for a variety of reading and writing lessons in any primary education classroom. In the months to come there will be more Simple Sam books where Sam is challenged to expand his horizons, try something new, and grow a little more as a person. read more
Crows, coyotes, and crabs are just a few of the creatures all over the world that love consuming carcasses. Readers will learn abo...ut these disgusting dead animal diets and other interesting facts that will make them say eww, gross read more
A slug? A spider? A squid? Just what "is" Super Sam? And where did he get those gross powers? Kids can find the answers in these s...limy, scaly, and just plain weird stories. Full color. read more
The Gum Thief: A Cautionary Tale for Young Gum Chewers Everywhere
When Sam tries to have fun in the sun, everything she tries leads to trouble. But soon she finds a smelly dead fish to roll in and... suddenly the beach seems like a much better place to be. This Level 1 first reader contains short stories, simple sentences, easy vocabulary, simple visual clues and lots of repetition. read more
"Get your gun " Sam's father said. "The British soldiers are coming this way " Sam's father was a Minuteman. Sam was ready in a mi...nute. Father and son rushed to the village green. Other Minutemen were already there. Through the long night they waited and waited. Then, at dawn, the soldiers came In this exciting I Can Read Book, Nathaniel Benchly recreates what it must have been like for a young boy to fight in the Battle of Lexington. Arnold Lobel's vivid pictures give a poignant reality to the famous battle that marked the beginning of the American Revolution. read more
Board Books, AZ Books, 2012, ISBN13 9781618891471, ISBN10 1618891472
Gus, a firefly, teams up with a mischievous owl, and together they manage to stir up a great deal of trouble by skywriting
Profiles animals with distinct bites, offering information on how differing teeth, jaws, and biting mechanics enable different spe...cies to eat, fight, and survive. read more
A Story about a gorilla that's born with a brain of high intelligence. He goes on an adventure and lives a life far beyond that of... a normal gorilla. His journey is not a smooth one, he goes through several ups and downs until he finally learns a lesson on read more
FeaturesSam is a young girl who hates chores but loves to invent machines to do them for her! One day, Sam gets the opportunity of... a lifetime! Nearby construction workers are on a deadline and they need some of Sam's inventions to help build Luigi's Italian Restaurant in timeSam's expertise helps the men and she saves the day! Sam is a wonderful role model for any young girl who enjoys math, science, or technologyAlong with quirky illustrations, this story will help children learn that it is always a good idea to use what you're good at to help others- SKU: SHLLE3711 read more
Super dudes eat super foods, that’s how they’re super strong. This book will reveal the super clues, and it won’t take too long. A...nd so we begin, our journey within, the super food secret lair. Where super brains, are super trained, and super villains beware. Join Russell the Brussels, Tomato Joe, Molly Cauliflower, and the whole bunch on a super-healthy adventure. read more
An evocative retelling of the wreck of the SS "Georgette" off the coast of Western Australia in 1876, this inspiring account chron...icles the heroic efforts of 16 year old Grace Bussell and Sam Isaacs, an Aboriginal stockman. Lavishly illustrated, this mixed media book-which includes collages, computer generated images, and oil paintings-depicts Bussell and Isaacs as they rescue the lives of 50 passengers and crew from sure-drowning. Highlighting the courage and leadership of these two individuals, this fictionalized narrative of historical events gives due credit to a previously unsung hero and demonstrates why Bussell became known as "Australia's own Grace Darling." read more