Sensory TheraPlay Box Review + Coupon – June 2017
Sensory TheraPlay Box is a monthly subscription service for children on the autism spectrum, or with sensory processing issues.
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 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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this 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.
Mad Mattr Brick Maker – Value $9.99
My first impression upon opening this product was “cool!” Then I actually gave it to my kids to play with for 20 minutes at our dining room table and let’s just say…not as cool. This dough is really more like the kinetic sand. It crumbles and almost moves on its own. You can squeeze it and when you let go it slowly pulls away and leaves a big sandy mess behind. The kids had fun using the brick shaped mold to make stackable bricks, but it was short-lived and very messy to clean up. This material, like all doughs and clays, are great for building fine motor skills.
Busy Fingers Marble Maze – Value $13.99
These soft plush mazes are stuffed with pellets and a marble. You use your finger dexterity to move the marble along the stitched path from one end to the other. It is a great quiet and calming fidget that can easily be packed for travel and used in a classroom setting where a noisy fidget would be disruptive. The blue maze has a longer and more intricate path which needs more focus. The green maze is perfect for more mindless relaxation. A mom who reviewed this product said she used it with her son to keep his fingers busy and help him to stop picking at his fingernails. Great idea!
Wacky Tracks – Value $4.99
Wacky Tracks is a fidget toy that makes a clicking noise each time a link is moved. This is a fidget that would be calming at times when silence isn’t desired. It comes with 48 links and can be bent in a multitude of ways.
Ooze Tube – Value $7.99
Ooze Tubes remind me of lava lamps. They are just as relaxing to watch. I used this with my daughter during a temper tantrum and she was able to sit and hold it and it helped her calm down much faster than she normally does. Watching the blue goo slowly drip down through the hole in the tube is soothing and all you need to do is flip it over to start all over again.
Abilations Squash It – Value $2.00
This is a flat, silent, small manipulation great for fine motor dexterity work. It would easily fit in a pocket or purse. As you work the colored gel back and forth through the hourglass shape the colors swirl and there are some iridescent glitter flakes that shift around as well.
Spiky Slap Bracelets – Value $9.99
This trio of slap bracelets are much more durable than the flimsy slap bracelets I remember from when I was a kid. They are made of silicone rubber and are nontoxic, hypoallergenic, latex and BPA free. They spikes on the bracelets are great for sensory input and because they are small and silent they are perfect for classroom and travel. My son enjoyed wearing his on his ankle as well as his wrist.
Verdict: I continue to be impressed by the variety and quality of items in the Sensory TheraPlay Box. While this box is especially geared towards children on the Autism spectrum or with sensory issues it’s also for helpful for kids with hyperactivity, impulsivity, excessive anxiety, temper tantrums, or 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 $50 this month) was more than the cost of the box ($39.95) and shipping. I highly recommend this box to educators, therapists and parents!
What do you think of Sensory TheraPlay Box?