Sensory TheraPlay Box Review + Coupon – August 2018
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.)
About Sensory TheraPlay Box
The Subscription Box: Sensory TheraPlay Box
The Cost: $39.95 a month + shipping. Save with 3 and 6-month subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code WELCOME to save 10% off 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. Shipping rates vary by address.
Sensory TheraPlay Box August 2018 Review
At the top of the box was a little motivational quote card which I thought was a nice touch! They also included this booklet which lists all of the items, their value and provides a brief description of them. I like that they also included pictures of each item.
FYI: Subscribers should have received an email notification about the last item listed, the Webby Wiggle Ball, being replaced with the Gum Ball.
The back of the booklet included their contact info and they also included this Disclaimer card. I think it’s great that they included this to ensure that materials are used properly. I have a background in Education and taught Special Education, so I think it’s important that they note that you are responsible for determining if it is appropriate for your child. Every child has different needs and some may mouth things more than others which means not all items will be safe for them.
Oogi Pilla – Retail Value $9.95, Listed Value $10
I love the bright color of this toy and the fact that it is made from food-grade silicone rubber. I actually gave it to my 4-month-old who is just learning how to grasp toys (and mouthing everything!) and it was the perfect shape and weight for his little hands. This definitely makes for a visually appealing fidget toy.
The bottom features these little suction cups which make it stick to smooth surfaces and allow you to change its position. While I had trouble manipulating this toy into as many positions as I wanted, it was still fun to play with. My kids enjoyed the way they had to pull up on it to release the suction, resulting in some fun sounds. It is recommended as a travel toy since it will stick to your car windows, which is a great idea!
Senseez Jellyfish Hot/Cold Pack – Retail Value $12.99
This minky jellyfish is a nice shimmery blue with a super soft texture that makes you want to rub your hands all over it. You open the snaps and remove this pack of thera-pearls which can be warmed in the microwave or chilled in the freezer to provide soothing comfort to a child. The size is perfect for a little snuggle, a small pillow or to place on an injury.
Color Changing Egg – Listed Value $10
This self-color changing egg is meant to be a helpful calm down tool for children or to help manage anxiety. The soft glow of light is soothing and the slow and subtle color change are interesting enough to maintain a child’s attention.
There is an on/ off switch on the bottom and it came with batteries. There is even a button that will allow it to remain just one color if they prefer. This would also make a great night light.
Peek-a-Boo Sloth– Retail Value $5.99, Listed Value $7
How cute are these little sloths? They are actually a bit sticky, as is the tree trunk and they are pretty difficult to wedge inside of the trunk and take them out again. They will definitely keep busy hands entertained as they try to manipulate the materials to get the sloths in and out. My 2-year-old was actually getting a bit frustrated because he couldn’t get the sloth out of the center of the trunk at one point. We are already missing an arm for one of these rubbery guys, so probably not a toy that will last forever, but this is a great fidget toy for fine motor skill development.
Lizard Squishimal – Retail Value $6.45
Ack! This one! It’s got one of those sticky, yet silky textures that make it feel somewhat realistic and almost slimy, although it’s completely dry. He is totally cute and a beautiful color. His skin is somewhat soft and inside are these beads that make squishing this guy a very calming tactile activity. His skin has enough of a stretch to it that it should stand up to a lot of squeezing and pinching.
Slow Rising Big Top Peanut Squishy – Listed Value $9
This large peanut has a nice, foamy texture. It is slightly firm to squeeze, but as soon as you release it, it begins this slow rise back to its original shape. I think this would make a great calm down toy.
It was very relaxing watching this peanut slowly rise from it’s squished up shape back into its puffy form. After just a handful of squishes though, this one is already starting to tear a bit. I wouldn’t recommend this if you have a child who likes to pick at things or eat them, as this seems like it will easily break into small pieces.
Gum Ball – Retail Value $2.99
Listed on the contents sheet was the Webby Wiggle Ball, but subscribers should have received an email saying that they would get this Gum Ball instead. I am so happy that we did get this little guy. It is something that at first you really don’t want to touch it because it feels just slightly sticky and is a really odd sensation in your hands, but once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down.
Whatever is inside reminds me of an art project that I used to do as a teacher with a mixture of shaving cream and glue. It makes this awesome foamy, yet slightly sticky texture that is oh so fun to play with. This was just like that but wrapped in a gummy ball. Completely fun, and definitely like chewing gum for your hands. Plus, we discovered that it will stick to the ceiling when you throw it up in the air.
Verdict: I’m really amazed at what, fun and unique toys come in this box. They totally appeal to kids and it was a good mix of both fidget toys and calming toys. This box is meant to help children self-regulate and while it is especially geared towards children on the Autism spectrum and/or those with sensory, hyperactivity or anxiety issues, I think most of these items would be appropriate and helpful for any kid. If you are working with a child who has sensory-processing issues you know that there are probably certain items or textures that appeal to them and others that they may truly dislike, but what’s great about this box is that there is always such a good range of materials, that you may discover something new that works for them. I’m impressed with what a great selection Sensory TheraPlay Box provides and also how reasonably priced the items are which makes it easier to buy more if you find something your child really responds to! The cost of the box is $47.34 ($39.95 plus $7.39 shipping) and we received a total value of $57.37 which I think is great for such a unique collection of items that I might not have discovered on my own otherwise.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the September box.
Coupon – Use code WELCOME to get 10% off of your first box!
Value Breakdown: At 47.34 a month, I received seven products which is approximately $6.76 per item.
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