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Sensory TheraPlay Box Review + Coupon – March 2019

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 March 2019 Review

Each box includes a motivational quote card and this one is especially pretty with a great quote from Mr. Rogers! They also included a booklet listing all of the items, their value and a brief description of them along with pictures. 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.

Learning Resources Froggy Feeding Fun Activity Set – Retail Value $24.99 (found here for $21.99)

This activity set was a unique item to find in this month’s box. I was wondering why the box felt so light and it was due to our largest item being this set consisting of plastic frogs and foam insects. I knew right away that my kids would be excited for this item since they are at the ideal age, but it can easily be adapted to suit different ages and needs!

We received a set of foam dice, one with colors and one with numbers. We also received these two froggies whose mouths open when you squeeze the sides of their face. It’s actually a little tricky to get it open, so I can see how this would be helpful for working on fine motor skills!

There are several different ways you can use these materials. You can play it as a game and roll the dice then pick up the amount and color that you roll with the frog’s mouth, or you can simply use it for color recognition or counting. You can also just use it as fine motor practice by having them pick up pieces with the frog’s mouth or by placing the pieces in the frog’s mouth, which is what we did! They also mentioned that by holding the frog in one hand and squeezing to open his mouth and feeding him using the other hand it encourages bilateral coordination. So many fun ways to play and develop various skills!

Kikkerland Rainbow Twirler Spinner – Retail Value $4

This toy is so simple but incredibly fun to play with and visually stimulating as well! As you twirl the little plastic rod the top ribbons spin into different shapes as they move up and down. If you twirl it fast enough and in the right light it looks just like a giant bubble with the way the light reflects off of it.

You can see it moves up and down and changes shape. You can even twist it around and up into the ball shape similar to the way it came packaged. This one is great for working on in-hand manipulation and is meant to be a calming activity, which this is perfect for.

Fat Brain Toys Simpl Dimpl – Retail Value $4.95

I have actually been wanting the larger version of this for my youngest who is 11 months so I was excited to see a mini keychain version in our box. I just knew it would appeal to him and be such a fun sensory toy. The “dimpls” are made of BPA-free food-grade silicone, which is good because I know this will end up in his mouth! You can push them down or pop them back up and they make a nice satisfying sound as you play. This is a great fidget toy that you can attach anywhere thanks to the mini clip that it is attached to.

Sensory University Sensory Stixx Hand Fidget – Retail Value $9.99

This hand fidget toy is actually fairly firm and has a nice light prickly feeling as you roll it across your skin. It is BPA and latex free and safe for those who might want to mouth it. It is also dishwasher safe! You can roll this or brush it across your skin and it is meant to offer calming tactile input according to the helpful little card that was included with it. I don’t have sensory processing issues, but I loved the way this felt in my hands and definitely found it to be calming as well as fun to fidget with since it is such a great texture.

TheraPutty 2 oz. in Soft Red – Retail Value $4.o0 (found here for $5.96 – this is less costly when you factor in shipping)

This putty really felt just like traditional silly putty to me. It was soft enough to mold and even did that little melting bit as you stretch it. The kids enjoyed playing with it and it is another great toy for fine motor skills. They recommended hiding some beads or other small items inside and having your child dig through it or having them roll it into a log and then cut it into smaller pieces using scissors to encourage bilateral coordination and hand strengthening.

Verdict: This month’s Sensory TheraPlay Box contained a lot of useful toys this month that addressed a variety of skills. There were so many items that could help with fine motor skills or provide calming sensory input for those who need help regulating their emotions. While this box is especially geared towards those with anxiety and sensory-processing issues, the items always seem to be toys that almost anyone can enjoy.  This month the total value of our box came to about $47.93 which is just over the $47.34 cost of the box ($39.95 plus $7.39 shipping). This means you are pretty much paying retail for each item, but I do think that there is some added value in having this unique collection curated for you and having them shipped right to your door!

To Wrap Up:

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

Coupon – Use code WELCOME10 to get 10% off of your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $39.95 + $7.39 shipping and the total value we received came to $47.93 which means you are pretty much paying retail for each item. At $47.34 for this box, this means each of the 5 types of items in the box has an average cost of $9.47.

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!

Posted in Sensory TheraPlay Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: sensory theraplay box | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. As an OT and a mom of a SPD kiddo, this box continues to amaze me. Kudos to whomever curates these boxes!

  2. This is a great sub for any kid. It’s really nice for younger kids but my 13 yr old loves it too. He has ADHD and learning disabilities.

  3. This box has been a saving grace in my life! Last year my 6 year old son was officially diagnosed with having Autism Spectrum Disorder and sensory processing issues. The items that we have received have been incredibly useful in helping him control his emotions and learning to appropriately process sensory input. We often receive items that I didn’t even know existed and the brochure included in each box provides lots of different options and tips for using the items. My sons therapist is constantly impressed with the items he receives and has even been referring parents to this box! I often find the items to be soothing, relaxing and fun for myself as well!! I just cannot say enough wonderful things about Sensory Theraplay!

    • I’m so glad to know this box is helpful to your family! It’s great that your therapist approves as well! 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Kris!

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