Sensory TheraPlay Box Review + Coupon – February 2020
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: The U.S. for varying rates; Canada for $22
Sensory TheraPlay Box February 2020 Review
We received this one-page insert which includes photos of our items on the front with brief descriptions of them along with their retail values on the back. They have included their contact information as well as a disclaimer about how it is the responsibility of the adult to determine whether the items included are appropriate for the child. As someone with a Special Education background, I love that they include this since every child is unique and responds to various stimuli in different ways! There are some items that may not be appropriate for every child depending on those needs.
They always send a nice little motivational card each month.
Eeboo Hand Me a Candy Game – Retail Value $21.99
I love it when we receive a board game or something that we can play together! This game is very simple but is great for helping children develop their tactile discrimination skills, as referenced on the information card. The game comes with a drawstring bag, 18 thick “candy” game pieces of various shapes and a set of cards. The cards show the child what they need to draw from the bag. If it is in black and white then the color doesn’t matter, but if it is in color, then the child has to draw those exact candy pieces, which makes it a bit more tricky since you can’t tell the color by touch!
The kids drew a card and then reached into the candy bag to see if they could find the matching candies.
You can see they enjoyed the surprise of finding out which piece they selected! My son had a lot of trouble with this, but he was just happy to pull anything out of the bag and didn’t seem to mind too much if it was incorrect. My daughter picked up on it pretty quickly and I thought this was a great game that both of their age groups (3 and 5) could enjoy!
Once we were finished, I had my son put the pieces into their designated spots in the box. I love an organized game box! Plus it was great sorting practice for him!
Scentco Sweetheart Smencil in Marshmallow – Listed Value $1.79 (Buy a 5-pack for $6.99)
This pencil is a fun one that comes with a scented sticker at the top. Our scent was marshmallow and it reminded me a bit of butterscotch actually. It is pretty strong, but if you leave it out of its case the scent fades a bit and it does make for a fun writing experience! The pencils are also made out of 100% recycled newspapers.
Spike Silicone Pencil Topper – Retail Value $3.95
To go with our pencil, we received this spike pencil topper which has soft silicone spikes all around for a great tactile fidget option! The silicone is 100% food-grade, hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and free from BPA, phthalates, and latex.
Sqwooz Stress Ball – Retail Value $4.95
I love this kind of stress ball! The inside is filled with some strange foam that reminds me of shaving cream and it is so satisfying to squeeze it and watch the foam come to the surface of the translucent ball!
Mad Matter Quantum Pod in Dark Matter – Retail Value $7.99
This stuff is very similar to kinetic sand, but a bit firmer to the touch. The pieces of sand stick well together but separate in a slow, mesmerizing way if you let it sort of “drip” from your hands. It can also be molded into shapes and holds the shape pretty well. Since it sticks together so nicely, this is a pretty mess-free compound, too. This non-toxic stuff is free from wheat, gluten, and casein and it never dries out! My kids were excited and eager to start playing with this one! Subscribers also could have received their Anti-Matter.
Educational Insights Color by Playfoam Dragon – Retail Value $7.99
It’s so nice how many actual activity items they sent in this month’s box! This is meant to provide tactile sensory input while developing fine motor skills and assisting with hand strengthening. Each little ball is soft and squishy and just a tad sticky to help them mold together. It’s non-toxic and never dries out so you can create multiple artworks!
The kit comes with a plastic case with a framed out dragon and you get to use the little orange tool to push the pieces of Playfoam wherever you want them to go to complete your picture. They even included a little stand that you can use to display your artwork once it’s complete! My daughter has started her masterpiece and she enjoyed working with it, although it was definitely tedious, which made it a great fine motor activity!
Club Earth Stretch Dinos – Retail Value $5.64, Listed Value $4.99
Last, but definitely not least (in our house, anyway), was this pack of stretchy dinos. My son is obsessed with dinosaurs and he and my daughter quickly divvied them up and began playing immediately. They named them and everything. They liked the stretchy feel of these, although I don’t see them lasting for a very long time since they aren’t the strongest material. These are soft and a little bit sticky and definitely fun to manipulate!
Much to their delight, they also discovered that they stick to the ceiling, so my biceps have had a great workout this week from lifting them up to retrieve them from our ceiling.
Verdict: Sensory TheraPlay Box is one that always delights! Each month we discover new and unusual toys that help develop my children’s fine motor skills while also stimulating their imagination. While these are meant to help those with sensory-processing issues, these toys are so much fun for pretty much anyone! There is always a good variety of needs that can be met through these toys and they make sure to highlight those needs on their information card, which is helpful! This month our total retail value comes to $54.30 which is just over the $47.97 ($39.95 + $8.02 shipping) cost of the box. I always find a lot of added value in the curation and how much fun it is to open our box and discover these new toys each month!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the March box. To receive the “current” box, you must sign up on or before the last day of the previous month.
COUPON: Use code WELCOME to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $47.97 ($39.95 + $8.02 shipping) so here is what you are paying approximately for each item:
- Game: $19.43
- Pencil: $1.58
- Pencil Topper: $3.49
- Stress Ball: $4.37
- Mad Mattr: $7.06
- Playfoam: $7.06
- Dinos: $4.98
Alternatively, with 7 items in the box, that means each item has an average cost of $5.71.
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