Hello there! Katie and Kelley are sisters with over ten years combined pediatric speech and language and occupational therapy experience. They grew up as the two oldest in a family of seven children and have always had a passion for enhancing the development of children. Kelley is a licensed speech language pathologist and mother of two adorable babies. She spent seven years working in public schools as a speech language pathologist and specializes in pediatric language development. Katie is a licensed occupational therapist with over five years of experience working in public schools. The sisters love working with young students in schools but knew they had something even more special to offer families. 

They developed the idea for Kate and Kel on the beach one summer when discussing the importance of play in both language and motor development. Kelley and Katie knew they could develop a fun way for children to improve their speech and language as well as fine/gross motor skills at home. After many long phone calls and hundreds of “we need to just go for it!” texts back and forth they finally brought Kate and Kel to life in 2020. 

The boxes are designed for children ages 3-5 to play independently (a little break for the adults at home!), but they also include activities and book suggestions to target specific language and fine motor skills for families to do together.  Families can rest easy knowing the included activities were designed by licensed professionals to improve communication and fine motor function!