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Sensory TheraPlay Box Review + Coupon – May 2020

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: The U.S. for varying rates; Canada for $22

Good to Know: They have just launched a quarterly Sensory Box specifically for teens and adults! Check out my review here!

Sensory TheraPlay Box May 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 little motivational card each month and I especially enjoyed this sweet design and quote!

 

Tactile Figipod – Retail Value $9.99, Listed Value $12.99

This Figipod has a somewhat firm texture with smaller spikes which feel so good when you run your hands over them! It’s a great sensory tool that is nice and quiet. You can set it on your desk to rub your hands over or even place it on the floor to run your foot over if that works better for you! I found it to be very calming myself.

 

Frog Flingers – Listed Value $6.00

These little rubber frogs are pretty fun! When you stick your finger in the loop and pull back it allows the frogs to be flung across the room. Since they are rubber and floppy, they aren’t as dangerous as they sound! They even included a little target for us to use to fling them at which was great practice for hand-eye coordination! Since they are stretchy and rubbery, they are fun to fidget with as well.

 

Stockmar Modeling Beeswax (2 pieces) – Listed Value $6.00 (Buy 6 pieces for $19.60)

This wax is super stiff at first, but as you play with it, it warms in your hands and becomes more malleable. It also smells really nice since it is made from pure beeswax. This was so soothing and calming to work with once it warmed up. I did test out twisting the two colors together and while they molded together nicely, the colors stayed separate which I thought was cool. It does harden back up when you’re done playing with it so I recommend flattening it back out before putting it away. I rolled ours into two balls and it took quite a while to get it warmed back up that way!

 

Narwhal Squeezy – Retail Value $2.99

This little narwhal squeezy is so cute! When you give it a squeeze a little bubble of blue water with sparkles in it pops out. It also has a little keyring so you can hook it onto a backpack or your belt loop to take it on the go!

 

Animal Water Bead Squeeze Ball  – Listed Value $6.00

This animal squeeze ball is very similar to our narwhal in that when you give it a squeeze a bubble pops out of the center, although this bubble is filled with little water beads for even more tactile fun! The puppy itself is made of soft fabric and it has a zipper at the back so that you can replace the ball inside. It also has a little clip at the top so you can take it on the go as well. Somehow my 3-year-old managed to poke a little hole in the ball so it is now leaking a tiny bit of water, but since it has a zipper I was able to remove the ball and I think we could easily replace it which is nice! The hole was very tiny and while he managed to puncture it somehow, it’s actually pretty thick, so hopefully, it will hold up better for others!

 

Ooey Gooey Octopus – Retail Value $9.99 (On sale for $5.99)

This large octopus is pretty gross looking, but my son LOVES it! He loves creatures of all kinds and this squishy octopus went right into his sea creature collection. It’s squishy, but still pretty firm and the tentacles have a lot of texture to them making this a great sensory fidget toy. I love that the tag also provides some educational information about the octopus!

 

Wikki Stix Rainbow Pack – Listed Value $5.00, Retail Value $7.94

The last item in our box was a set of 24 Wikki Stix which is already a favorite toy of ours. These sticks are coated in colored wax and they mold and bend so you can create different shapes with them. You can bend them, twist them together, or wrap them around your fingers. These are fun to play with and I usually keep a few of the smaller packs in my purse because they are perfect to entertain kids while you’re out! They also came with some great ideas for designs and a page with details on how to recycle them to make them handy around the house like using one to wrap around cords and hold them together!

Verdict: This month’s Sensory TheraPlay box was filled with so many fun, squishy creatures! While they were all squishy, they each provided a unique tactile sensation and my kids loved each and every one of them. I thought the frog flingers were really fun and I found the beeswax to be incredibly soothing. The Figipod was a unique tool that I could see being really useful in a classroom setting and the Wikki Stix felt like a nice little bonus item. Overall, it was a pretty fun and unique mix that we enjoyed. The total retail value using a mix of listed and retail values comes to $48.91 which is just a bit over the $48.22 ($39.95 + $8.27 shipping) cost of the box. While it’s not much over the cost of the box, I always find some value in the curation of such fun toys and we enjoy the surprise of opening it. It’s also incredibly convenient having it shipped right to our door! 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the June 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 $48.22 ($39.95 + $8.27 shipping) so with 7 items in the box, that means each item has an average cost of $6.89.

Check out all of our Sensory TheraPlay Box reviews and the best kid subscription boxes 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 (2)

  1. I would really doubt the listed and retail values. TBH, most of this stuff looks like what I see in the dollar bins at Target.

  2. Wow, this doesn’t seem up to par with their usual curation. Feels like a bunch of “extras” thrown together. Some of the items seem redundant, too — 2 “squeeze & watch it pop out” balls & 2 wax products — it might have been better to spread those items out through other months, & put a bit more variety in this month’s box.

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