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Sensory TheraPlay Box Review + Coupon – August 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 launched a quarterly Sensory Box specifically for teens and adults! Check out my reviews here!

Sensory TheraPlay Box August 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.

 

Scribble Scrubbie Pets – Retail Value $10.02, Listed Value $10.49

We were actually just recently introduced to these toys and my kids were super excited to have two new animals to color! These little toys have a coating that you can draw on with the included markers and then scrub off with water and the little brush. This set includes two cute dogs.

 

I added some color so you can see how it works and then my two-year-old enjoyed scrubbing him clean for me. This is such a great fine motor activity that also allows for a little creativity! You can color on these animals over and over again and I’m sure you could add some variation to their play by using squirt or spray bottles to clean them off!

 

Moon Crater Explorers – Retail Value $6.00, Listed Value $7.99

This is another cool toy that will be great for fine motor skills! This squishy ball comes with two little astronauts that you can push into the various holes around the moon and pull back out. It takes some work to maneuver them in since the rubbery material sticks together a little bit, but it’s not so bad that kids will get frustrated. My kids were super excited to play with this one and have had a lot of fun. Plus, the ball glows in the dark which always adds to the fun!

 

Shaggy Nee Doh – Retail Value $4.99, Listed Value $3.99

I love the little squishy toys from this company and this one is pretty fun! Inside it has the same squishy shaving cream type material but the outside has this shaggy “hair” for a completely different texture. The little pieces are fun to run over your hands and you can even pull and stretch them a bit if you wanted. This toy is recommended for managing anxiety or improving focus.

 

Jeliku Puzzle Fidget – Retail Value $5.95

This toy is really unique! It comes in this flat square but it unfolds and folds over and over to make various shapes. They included instructions to show how you can make into a phone or tablet holder or watch display among other things. It’s fun to play with and certainly something that I’ve never seen before! It’s fun to manipulate and there is a bit of a challenge in trying to fold it into something new.

 

Scrub Bugs – Retail Value $15.99, Listed Value $9.99

This is another unique item and as a mom of three young children, I appreciated this cute bug that can help get their hands extra clean! This adorable bug features two different textures on the bottom; there are some tiny bristles and then a spongy section for two very different textures. It can clean the crevasses of their little hands well and even get under their fingernails. Even if you don’t use it specifically for washing, it is fun to touch and play with because of those different textures.

 

Toysmith Liquid Motion Bubbler – Retail Value $12.99 (found here for $6.37), Listed Value $8.00

We love calming sensory timers like this one! They are great for time outs and breaks and work especially well to calm kids as they watch the colors and bubbles slowly drip from the top. I love that this one has two different colors inside and it’s a nice compact size that is easy to throw in a backpack or keep on your desk. They suggest using this one for transitions from one activity to the next which I think is a great idea!

Verdict: I thought there were some really great items in this month’s Sensory TheraPlay box that will be great for fine motor skills, calming tools, or sensory fidgets. The scrub bug was really cool as was the Jeliku puzzle and my kids really loved the moon explorers and sensory timer. Scribble Scrubbies were also a huge hit! The listed values were sort of all over the place but since I was able to find retail values for everything I came up with a total of $55.94 which isn’t bad for a $48.22 ($39.95 + $8.27 shipping) that included some really unique finds. While the retail value is never anything amazing with this box, it always brings us a lot of joy each month! 

To Wrap Up:

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

Orders for August are only being accepted until 8/31 @ 11:59 pm. 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 here is what you are paying approximately for each item:

  • Scribble Scrubbies: $8.64
  • Moon Explorers: $5.17
  • Nee Doh Ball: $4.30
  • Jeliku Puzzle: $5.13
  • Scrub Bug: $13.78
  • Visual Timer: $11.19

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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