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
Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
Turn the organized chaos that is your child's playroom into a serene spot of tidiness with systematic shelving to ease your days. Though we may not be able to control how the play area will look post-nap time, we can ensure we have a toy organizer (or two!) to hold the goods once bedtime rolls around.
Modern design is all about practicing the less-is-more approach. If you're able to resist the many cute toys, accessories and decorations available today, you'll reap the rewards of a long-lasting nursery that's comfortable, practical and beautiful. Prioritize the 10 essentials below to build a foundation for a modern sanctuary for your little one.
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.
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
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.
Going back to school after a super summer vacation is no fun. But going back-to-school shopping? Now that's fun! What kid doesn't love picking out new backpacks, lunch boxes, notebooks, pens, crayons and more? We've rounded up some of our favorite back-to-school supplies, all available at Walmart. Shop them below.
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.
Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
Create an enjoyable space for your kids to flush and brush with these décor essentials. Although a children's bathroom doesn't offer a huge amount of space, it can easily be spruced up by adding hints of color and character. Let the splashing begin with these bath essentials.
Your kids will love this wearable tech, and you'll love that they're able to build healthier habits with these fun fitness and activity trackers.
Give them the best snow day ever with winter weather toys that spark their creativity, equip them for snow battles, and captivate their imaginations.
This charming book is sure to delight children. Each page showcases a different profession and its equipment with full-color photo...graphs. The job descriptions in simple verse are easily understood. Learn about what it means to be a teacher, doctor, sofer, fireman -- and more! read more
If you haven't yet read the Kane Chronicles, Rick Riordan's action-adventure trilogy based on Ancient Egyptian mythology, don't mi...ss this paperback edition with new cover art and a Percy Jackson-Kane Chronicles crossover story, "The Crown of Ptolemy." When young magicians Carter and Sadie Kane learned how to follow the path of the Ancient Egyptian gods, they knew they would have to play an important role in restoring Ma'at--order--to the world. What they didn't know is how chaotic the world would become. The Chaos snake Apophis is loose and threatening to destroy the earth in three days' time. The magicians are divided. The gods are disappearing, and those who remain are weak. Walt, one of Carter and Sadie's most gifted initiates, is doomed and can already feel his life force ebbing. Zia is too busy babysitting the senile sun god, Ra, to be of much help. What are a couple of teenagers and a handful of young trainees to do? There is possibly one way to stop Apophis, but it is so difficult that it might cost Carter and Sadie their lives, if it even works at all. It involves trusting the ghost of a psychopathic magician not to betray them, or worse, kill them. They'd have to be crazy to try it. Well, call them crazy. With hilarious asides, memorable monsters, and an ever-changing crew of friends and foes, the excitement never lets up in The Serpent's Shadow, a thoroughly entertaining and satisfying conclusion to the Kane Chronicles. read more
A book that tells the tale of Felix the Kitten and his friends an their friendship and adventures together.
Performance art encompasses a wide variety of artistic pursuits, from modern dance to artists presenting something about themselve...s as art. Its another form of art that divides the art community: some say its art, others say it isnt. Readers consider both sides of the coin through an introduction to the topic, informational sidebars, and full-color photographs. A colorful, fun layout invites readers into the vibrant world of performance art while the main content engages their brains with critical thinking questions which ultimately askis it art? read more
Cursor Teething, a teether in the shape of an arrow cursor. It allows the child to practice holding things and hand-eye coordinati...on. Soothes the tenderness caused during the teething process and meets the requirements for being put in the mouth. 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
Imagine an adventure to the jungle where the animals talk! Sam Sam is a four year old boy whose imagination sees his cubby friends..., Marzipan (his faithful cat – who also talks), Spoon, Dish and Tock (the cubby wall clock) come to life and join him on an adventure to The Jungle. The group come across a baby monkey who is lost, and they travel through the jungle to help him find his Mum. Along the way they meet a friendly lion, a hippo and Tommy Toucan. The animals all offer to help but warn Sam Sam and his friends to watch out for the big snake that lives in the jungle and isn’t so friendly. This book is superbly illustrated and children will want to read the story over and over, as they too will imagine sharing Sam Sam’s adventure. read more
Squishamals are the softest, cutest plush you've ever held! They are made of a super-squishy material, so when you squeeze them do...wn you can watch them form back to life! You have to feel them for yourself. With over 20 different characters to collect... read more
"Sam The Clam" is an adventure-filled story of a young clam who gets lost after being swept away from his home by a powerful storm.... Traveling through the big underworld of the sea in his quest to return to his family, Sam finds himself exploring new, and exciting places, plus, making some new friends along the way. Colored with vivid twists and turns, Sam The Clam shows us how fear and life's challenges can be overcome with patience, friendship, and helping others. read more
In The Good Dinosaur, the asteroid misses Earth and dinosaurs never become extinct, but rather continue to live and evolve. Sam th...e Triceratops Figure is poseable and comes with a small rodent, a perfect play pal for dinosaurs to chase around. read more
Sam Harris's life changes forever when the Griswald family move in next door. From Spider with his climbing skills, to karate expe...rt Jake and animal lover Elfrida, the trouble-prone Griswalds soon liven up the sleepy town of Bellstone. They help Sam to pursue his football dreams and find the dog he's always wanted. But then the Griwalds' feud with the beastly Bullock family hurtles out of control... Middle grade fiction for adventure-loving readers, both boys and girls, from ages 9-12. Readers who enjoy quirky humour and larger than life characters, comic escapades and disastrous soccer matches, will love reading about Sam and his new neighbours, the Griswalds. Recommended for fans of David Walliams or Roald Dahl, or more old-fashioned favourites like Just William, Anthony Buckeridge's Jennings or Helen Cresswell's The Bagthorpe Saga, will enjoy reading the hilarious escapades of the eccentric Griswald family and their friend Sam. A longer chapter book, with a sophisticated vocabulary, for advanced readers. read more
A young boy receives a bottle lamb that everyone has given up on and raises him. Much to everyone's surprise, Sam the Lamb gets he...althy, he wins the big competition at the state fair. The boy eventually sets the lamb free to live with the other sheep in the pasture. read more
Sam the Owl and Gus the Firefly literally light up the sky in this classic Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. In Sam and the Firef...ly, P. D. Eastman (author of Are You My Mother? and Go, Dog. Go!) introduces us to the dynamic duo of Sam and Gus, who soar through the air writing words in the night sky. But when Gus’s words end up causing confusion and chaos for the people on the ground, it’s up to Sam to help Gus “write” his wrongs. Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning."...provides interest, suspense and word repetition. Illustrations excellent. Recommended."--(starred) School Library Journal. read more
Real Workin Buddies: Mr. Dusty The Super Duper Toy Eating Garbage Truck. Kids love to make a mess with their toys, but they hate c...leaning it up. But not anymore! Real WorkinBuddies Mr. Dusty makes cleaning fun! He can Eat it Up, Sweep it Up & Dump it Out! He has personality with over 50 phrases, lights, & sounds! Works on both carpet and hardwood floors. Mr. Dusty will pick up most small toys (building bricks, toy cars, etc.) and use his Motorized mouth to help Eat Up the larger toys (up to 2" tall)! Kids will love Mr. Dusty, and parents will love him too! Requires 4 AA batteries (Included) Product dims: 13W x 5.25D x 9.5H Product weight: 3.4 lbs Age grade 3+ read more
It’s a beautiful day in the garden when Poppy and her panda friend, Sam, hear a commotion. Their friend Basil―who has always been ...known for his elegance―is in tears, because somebody nibbled his leaves last night!Poppy puts her detective skills to work, with help from Sam, and together they set out to find the culprit. They start by interviewing the insects, but Ms. Honeybee, Madame Ladybug, and Mr. Bumblebee all have contradictory suspicions of their own. So Poppy and Sam test some creative methods to catch the vandal red-handed. After a few misadventures, they find the remorseful nibbler―and Basil helps him understand that everything tastes better when it is freely offered.Illustrated with charming details and lots of kid appeal, this is an easy-to-read graphic novel with friendly characters and a suspenseful story line. read more
Young readers love following this inquisitive eight-year-old and his trusty dog, Neptune, on misadventures that are full of fun, h...umor, suspense, and natural history, geography, and other lessons in life. This exciting series continues with Sam dreading the looming first day of school where he fears his annual back-to-school essay about his summer's activities will not be as impressive as the know-it-all Melody Chambers's. For an end-of-summer adventure, Sam goes blueberry picking with his mom and best friend, Billy. He learns the hard way about safety and respect for wildlife when he has a face-to-face encounter with a bear cub, its protective mom close behind. Heroic Neptune saves the day as she protects her masters after they are chased back into their truck. Find out if this exciting turn of events will make Sam's essay a grand prize winner. read more
Sam and her four friends, Peter a Great White Shark, Rose a seahorse, and Heather and Jeff mated Penguins. Begin a journey in the ...waterways. read more
Originally published in 1912. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan a...nd converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. read more
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"Magnificent Sam" is a children's picture book detailing the exciting life and amazing adventures of Sam Houston. Beautiful full-c...olor illustrations accompany the text, as the reader is introduced to one of Texas' - and America's - greatest heroes. The book concludes with a glossary, timeline, discussion questions and additional resource section. Gold Medal: Will Rogers Medallion Award - Western Non-Fiction, Young Readers; Finalist: Western Writers of America Spur Award - Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction; Finalist: Writers' League of Texas Book Awards - Children's Picture Book read more
Dr. Patricia Peterson, a promising young archeology professor at Berkeley, has made an astounding disovery--an unspoiled tomb in t...he Valley of the Kings. She and her academic partner, Dr. Roberta Burns, are just tidying up the details of the dig with Egypt's Department of Antiquities when Pat must fly home to Palo Alto, California for her sister's wedding. On the eve of her return to Egypt,a violent stormy night, Roberta lands on the doorstep of Pat's brother's home, demanding Pat's half to the combination for the locked gate to the tomb. Pat refuses. A struggle ensues, complicated by the loyal intervention of Pat's sheepdog, Sam, leaving Pat dying, Sam injured, and Roberta without the combination. Sam-dog, the welcome guest of Pat's brother and family, and the unwelcome pest of the family cat, Samantha, must not only recover from his wounds and accept the death of his master, but overcome his hatred and mistrust for Samantha the cat. Sam-cat, too, must swallow her distaste for the canine species, become Sam-dog's partner, and communicate Roberta's treachery to her human family before Roberta returns, putting what is left of her family in danger. read more
CelebriDucks is proud to present Sam, a 'Hatched in the USA' rubber duck bath toy. The rubber duck was invented in America, but th...ese days, nearly all rubber ducks are made overseas. CelebriDucks took on the challenge to bring the rubber ducky industry right back to the USA, where it all began. Our highly detailed duck is full 'rubber ducky' sized, over 4 inches tall and nearly 4 inches long. This unsinkable bath toy is completely sealed to stay clean, and weighted to always float upright. Although 'rubber duck' is the common term used today for familiar bath duckies, CelebriDucks are made from safe phthalate free and lead free vinyl. Recommended for everyone ages 1 year and up, and comes complete with an attractive hang tag, which is also printed in the USA . CelebriDucks have been voted one of the top 100 gifts by Entertainment Weekly, featured on The Tonight Show, Conan, CNN, CBS Evening Magazine, How it's Made, and hundreds of other media outlets worldwide. Whether you're in a nice warm bath, cool pool, or in your garage tuning up your bike, your Sam Rubber Ducky will always keep you company and bring a smile to your face. Bathe different and float with pride right along with your Sam rubber ducky from our 'Hatched in the USA' collection. read more
Sam is a Space Man. He loves to build rockets and watch the stars. But when Sam notices the moon slowly vanishing a little each ni...ght, he sets out on a galactic adventure to rescue his friend. Sam soon learns that just because we can't see something, doesn't mean it isn't there. read more