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Sensory TheraPlay Box Review + Coupon – October 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. (cost varies by address), Canada for $20 and International for $27.

Sensory TheraPlay Box October 2018 Review

Each box includes a motivational quote card which I think is such a nice touch and this month we have a great quote from Dr. Seuss. 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. On the back, they include a nice thank you and their contact information.

They always include a disclaimer card as well which I think is helpful in ensuring 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, for example, which means not all items will be safe for them.

Fiddle Face Series 1: Stinky – Retail Value $8.99

This Fiddle Face is a fun fidget toy that comes with a lanyard you can attach to hook it to your backpack or take it on the go. It features lots of moving parts to help keep fingers moving so that your brain can focus.

The eyeballs roll and can also be pressed down to make a satisfying click, the nose flips back and forth like a switch and his teeth spin, although I found this hard to do since they are so tiny.

His ears also spin and his tail flicks back and forth while his spikes are made of a silicone material that provides a different texture with a nice pointy top.

There is even a little wheel on the bottom that spins. This is a pretty versatile and cute fidget toy that is relatively quiet and easy to take anywhere.

Mad Mattr Create and Build Fun Pack in Purple – Retail Value $9.99 (found here for $8.95)

I do not know how to describe this stuff! It’s a texture I’ve never encountered before. It’s super light and smooth to the touch but at the same time, it still maintains some sort of graininess. This stuff is free of wheat, gluten, and casein and the best part is- it never dries out!

As I tried to put it into the extruder it almost felt like it was melting as it fell apart in my hands, but then it emerged as this super solid piece of dough that can easily be stacked and built upon. This was a completely interesting and new material to me and I think kids would enjoy the challenge of creating with this stuff! It’s perfect for developing fine motor skills as you try to mold it.

Liquidity Color Rush Art & Motion– Retail Value $7.99, Listed Value $8.99

This is one of those classic calming desk accessories that has been around for forever. They mention that it can be used as a timer, a way to signal transitions (genius!), a stress reliever or simply as visual stimulation. I think it’s great as a calm down tool as it can provide a nice distraction as you watch the bubbles rise and fall.

Hyper Flex Spaghetti Ball – Retail Value $9.97

The texture of this spaghetti ball is a little bit unsettling at first with the super light, velvety pieces that almost seem to squirm in your hands. It’s very stretchy and fun to throw and the larger shape makes it easier for those with limited motor skills to catch. It’s really fun, but I’m happy that they provide cleaning instructions because this is one of those toys that picks up dust and other small pieces easily.

Wonder Stix Kit – Retail Value $20 (found here for $15.95)

These Wonder Stix are pretty cool. They remind me a lot of bath crayons, but they seem to wash off a bit easier! These can write on almost any surface and can be erasable, semi-permanent or permanent depending on the surface type. They operate by twisting them up and down, so no sharpening and no caps. They are odorless and will wash out of clothing.

They came with a large microfiber eraser as well as a whiteboard that is reversible with a black surface on the back. The colors were really fun to blend together, somewhat similar to oil pastels, but a little thicker, and I was impressed with how well the colors showed up on the black surface.

Scentco Smickers Set in Watermelon – Retail Value $1.99

These weren’t even listed in our booklet, so it’s almost like a fun bonus for us this month! These stickers smell like watermelon Bubble Yum to me, which is delicious. They are really cute and the best part is they are guaranteed to keep their scent for 250 scratches!

Verdict: I thought this month was a great mix of items in our Sensory TheraPlay Box. The items were able to meet various needs such as fine motor development and visual stimulation in addition to other sensory needs. 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, and each month this box provides you with many opportunities to discover something that may work for them. The best part of this box is all of the interesting toys that we are introduced to each month and how well curated it is. The cost of the box is $47.34 ($39.95 plus $7.39 shipping) and we received a total value of $58.93, which is great value for such a versatile collection.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the November box.

Coupon – Use code WELCOME to get 10% off of your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $39.95 + $7.39 shipping to MD for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Fiddle Face Series 1: Stinky: $7.22
  • Mad Mattr Create and Build Fun Pack: $8.03
  • Liquidity Color Rush Art & Motion: $6.42
  • Hyper Flex Spaghetti Ball: $8.01
  • Wonder Stix Kit: $16.07
  • Scentco Smickers Set: $1.60

Alternatively, each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $7.89.

Check out all of our Sensory TheraPlay Box reviews and the Kids Subscription Box Directory for other activity and educational boxes to try!

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

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Comments (3)

  1. I hope they run a great Black Friday discount!

  2. I just purchased this sub for my son for Christmas. I plan to wrap Oct, Nov, and Dec. My son is 13 and in special Ed. He constantly carries a fidget. He also loves soft things like squish balls and stuffed animals. I was originally worried he was too old for this box but I know he’s going to love it!!!

    • This sounds like a great option for him! Honestly, some of the stuff is pretty cool to me as an adult! Hope he loves it! 🙂

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