Sensory TheraPlay Box Review + Coupon – March 2017
Sensory TheraPlay Box is a monthly subscription service for children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing issues. Each month, a box of toys is curated by an occupational therapist with the goal of helping to develop sensory motor skills and stimulate the senses.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Sensory TheraPlay Box
The Cost: $39.95 a month with discounts for a 3-month subscription. Shipping varies depending on location but is $6.75 a month to NJ.
COUPON: Use code SENSORYFUN20 to save 20% off your first box! (month-to-month subscriptions)
The Products: an assortment of toys and other items curated by a pediatric occupational therapist which are focused on sensory and tactile experiences
Ships to: U.S. and Canada
Check out the Kids Subscription Box Directory for other activity boxes to try and make sure to add Sensory TheraPlay Box to your subscription list or wishlist!
An information card was provided listing every item in the box and some reasoning about how the item will benefit your child or why it was included in the box as well as some tips on using the items.
SoapSox Turtle – Value $12.95
This is a machine washable scrubbing friend for the bath. You can insert a bar of soap into the plush animal or simply squeeze liquid soap onto it. This adds a nice textural element on your skin at bath time and Sensory TheraPlay Box recommends this for children who are nervous for bath time since it can act as a soothing stuffed animal.
Dinosaur Bath Bomb – Value $5.21
Handmade by Etsy seller Penobscot Candle Co in Maine, this bath bomb for kids has a dinosaur hiding inside. The bath bomb is made with baking soda, Epsom salt, and kaolin clay. The Tutti Fruity scent reminded me of fruit punch in a pleasant way.
Educational Insights Playfoam – Value $7.59
My kids both love playing with Floam. It’s a very interesting texture which is much lighter and airier than Play-Doh and is slightly tacky to the touch. Sensory TheraPlay Box suggests it for fun tactile play time or as a stress reliever. Both of children spent close to an hour playing with this which made me very happy.
Mega Stretch Frog – Value $12.27?
This stretchy frog can be stretched up to 5 feet long. It can be flung like a slingshot across the room or just used as a stress reliever by being pulled taught. I couldn’t find this exact frog for sale online, so I linked to a similar lizard toy.
Melissa and Doug ColorBlast! Activity Book – Value $4.89
This ColorBlast Activity Book is great because the marker doesn’t make any mess. It only works on the special paper used in the book making the colors magically appear. The information card mentioned that this book is good for visual discrimination as well as fine motor skill practice. Both of my kids loved it just as much as the Melissa and Doug Water Wow! books.
OddBallz Stress Ball – Value $10.00?
This stress ball is filled with gel microbeads and is so soothing to squeeze. Sensory TheraPlay Box recommends this to keep little hands busy or as a calming tool. My husband, son, and daughter all had fun using it. I can’t find this exact ball for sale so I’m basing the price off of similar stress balls.
Everfloat Paperweight – Value $14.99?
This paperweight is filled with a blue oily substance that floats in the water and beads up when shaken. The little Nemo-type fish bob around inside. We’ve been using this as a calming toy to hold during time-outs. I’ve linked to a similar paperweight on Amazon.
Watermelon Jelly Soap – Value $4.95
This watermelon scented soap cleans just like regular soap but is the consistency of Jell-O. It’s jiggly and brightly colored and it smells fantastic. It came with a small shower poof. The kids had a lot of fun using this squishy soap in the shower.
Verdict: I was very impressed with both the variety of items and number of items in our first Sensory TheraPlay Box. This box was packed! While this box is especially geared towards children with Autism or with sensory issues it’s also for “kiddos with emotional disturbance (e.g., hyperactivity, impulsivity, excessive anxiety, temper tantrums, poor coping skills).” My children were able to enjoy the items’ different textures and benefit from the stress-relieving components as well. As an elementary educator, I have worked with many children who have sensory processing issues, Autism, etc. who benefit from products such as these throughout the school day. I think the box fills a great niche market and also had fabulous value (more than $72).
What do you think of Sensory TheraPlay Box?