Sensory TheraPlay Box Review + Coupon – July 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.
Bead Stress Ball – Value $7.99
This bead stress ball has an elastic outer skin making it easy to squish the beads inside. There is also green glitter inside giving it a bit of sparkle. This silent hand fidget is good for when silence is needed like a classroom setting. Sensory TheraPlay gives a warning that under extreme heavy squeezing this ball could break and always use adult supervision with this particular fidget.
Stretch Robots – Value $2.00
These stretchy robots are fun to pull and twist. They are the slightest bit tacky and if they get dirty with dust and fuzz, run them under the sink and it will all rinse right off. My kids have been playing with these in the car and loving them.
Super Lava Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty – Value $3.00
This putty is the same texture as Silly Putty, but in a way more interesting holographic type color. It’s nontoxic and stretches nicely. Not only is playing, squeezing and stretching the putty calming, but watching the colors change and shimmer is also very soothing. Using a putty type fidget strengthens hand muscles and improves fine motor skills. This was my favorite item in the box. I think it’s gorgeous!
Tactile Tiger Brush – Value $8.99
This conveniently sized brush provides tactile stimulation where needed. It is made with FDA approved material so it can even be used orally for teeth grinders. Mostly though it is used by rubbing on your hand, arm or leg for basic stimulation from the brush bristles. This brush is ideal for those with sensory processing issues and autistic children.
Squishy Stress Balls – Value $11.99
This set of squishy balls came in a set of three with translucent primary colors. They are made of thermoplastic rubber and are non-toxic, BPA free, hypoallergenic and latex free. These balls are firm and will bounce and can also be squeezed and stretched a bit. Sensory TheraPlay recommends using these are a warm up for your hand prior to fine motor work such as handwriting to help “wake up” the muscles in your hand.
Original Fidget Reversible Sequin Pillow – Value $13.99
I’ve been seeing a larger version of these “mermaid” pillows on my Facebook feed lately. The pillow is both physically calming by rubbing your hand across the sequins to flip them back and forth from navy to magenta and it is visually calming to see the colors change. This mini version also has a strap on the back so you can slip it over your hand and arm and keep it attached to you. My daughter has taken an attachment to this pillow and I see her mindlessly rubbing her hand across it when she’s watching TV.
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 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, problems focusing due to ADD and high anxiety and they benefit from products such as these. I think the box fills a great niche market and the value (about $48 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?