Sensory TheraPlay Box Review + Coupon – May 2017
Sensory TheraPlay Box is a monthly subscription service for children on the autism spectrum, or with sensory processing issues.
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 WELCOME to get 10% off of your first box!
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 as well as some tips on using the items.
Fun and Function Discovery Putty (Animal Rescue) – Value $14.99
This stretchy putty is the consistency of Silly Putty in a color that’s reminiscent of chocolate pudding. It comes with 15 brightly colored plastic animals that can be hidden within the putty and then dug back out. This putty comes in other fun themes as well. I love that it helps strengthen fine motor skills and that many color recognition, counting and language skills that can be practiced while searching for the animals. The putty is gluten, latex, and soy free. My kids both loved playing with this putty. They took turns hiding the animals for each other and then searching for them.
Bath Bomb – Value $5.21
Handmade by Etsy seller Penobscot Candle Co. in Maine, this bath bomb for kids has a toy puppy hiding inside. The bath bomb is made with baking soda, Epsom salt, and kaolin clay. The blueberry scent was delicious smelling. My son and daughter love taking baths, and this fizzy bomb was a big hit.
Dino Squishimals – Value $6.24
Dinosaur Squishimals are excellent for when your child needs to squeeze or stretch something, whether they’re feeling anxious, angry, or frustrated. The thick rubber casing surrounds small beads. You can feel the beads move around as you apply pressure to the dinosaur. This is a calming tool that’s easy to transport.
Robot Buddy – Value $7.49
This wooden robot makes a great fidget toy for little hands that want to pull, stretch, and twist. Like all fidget toys, the robot offers a simple outlet for excess energy. The robot stands 5.5 inches tall and is bendable in many different ways.
Squigglets – Value $6.05
This Squigglet can be pulled, snapped, twisted, and stretched out, all while being worn right on your wrist. You can play a tactile game of catch with this toy, as well. The bright rubber feelers are soft and very squeezable.
Stretch To Go Reptiles – Value $12.00
My son was so excited when he saw this cute small suitcase holding brightly colored frogs, lizards, and snakes. These creatures are very stretchy and have a slightly tacky feel to them. The suitcase makes them so easy to contain and toss in your bag or car for outings. If they get covered in carpet fuzz (like ours did), simply rinse them off with water and allow them to dry. I really liked Sensory TheraPlay’s idea to practice picking these up with tongs for a fine motor exercise.
Verdict: I was very impressed with both the variety of items and amount of items in our first Sensory TheraPlay Box. While this box is especially geared towards children on the Autism spectrum 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 work with many children who have sensory processing issues, Autism, and numerous other issues who benefit from products such as these. I think the box fills a great niche market, and the value (almost $52 this month) was more than the cost of the box and shipping.
What do you think of Sensory TheraPlay Box?