Sensory TheraPlay Box Review + Coupon – February 2021
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: $40.95 per 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 based on your address; Canada for $22.00
Sensory TheraPlay Box February 2021 Review
Each box comes with a one-page insert with photos of the items on the front and a brief description with their values on the back. It also includes their contact information along with 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 include a little motivational card for us.
Usborne Playtime: I Can Draw Animals by Ray Gibson – Retail Value $11.57 (It retails for $4.99 if you purchase through Usborne, but you have to purchase through a consultant)
We draw animals frequently in our home, so this little book has already proved to be quite helpful! I am already a fan of Usborne books and this cute little “how to draw” guide is no exception. There are fun crayon drawings of lions, bears, bees, rabbits, lizards, and other cute critters with step-by-step instructions on how to draw them. The book is colorful, appealing, and simple enough that my 4-year-old could easily follow along.
His first drawing was a lizard, but afterward, he drew a pretty impressive flamingo! This book went on our art cart and I’m sure it will be brought out many times to help guide their drawings!
Squishy Morph Fish by Club Earth – Listed Value $7.00
This clownfish is covered in soft rubbery silicone and filled with tiny beads or something that allows it to be stretched out and hold its shape. While our fish looks just like Nemo (or Marlin), it looks like subscribers could have also received a fish that resembles Dory as an option. I think both are equally appealing since they are such popular characters. This is a great quiet fidget that is perfect for developing fine motor skills.
Mega Stretch Lizard by Club Earth – Retail Value $8.99, Listed Value $4.99
My son loves a good animal toy and so he was excited about this stretchy lizard. It’s smaller than other lizard toys we have received and it is squishy and stretchy. They recommend using it to keep hands occupied or help manage stress and anxiety, but I am pretty sure this will become an actual toy for my son that he puts into “habitats” with all of his other critters.
I had to get some help from him to demonstrate how stretchy he is!
Rainbow Zongo Ball – Retail Value $5.99, Listed Value $5.00
This ball is really awesome! Not only are the colors bright and the spiky shapes fun, but it is actually so lightweight that I would feel comfortable with them throwing this or playing catch in pretty much any environment. When it is folded closed, it’s a little easier to aim, but when you flip it out, the tactile sensation you get from catching it is really fun, and it also makes the shape a little bigger to see visually and catch physically. It’s just a really cool ball and I would definitely purchase more if I found them in a store!
Playfoam Putty – Retail Value $12.99
We are already a fan of Playfoam thanks to this subscription, but I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this putty version. Just like its counterpart, it does not dry out, but I was afraid this would be more slimy and messy. Instead, I was pleased to see it was a very firm putty, which is much more preferable! Since it is filled with the little Playfoam balls, there is a lot of air that pops and cracks as you pull and stretch it which is really fun and addictive. You can also mold it and play with it like regular putty, and its firm texture is perfect for warming up your hand muscles! I like the idea they have of rolling it into a log and using scissors to cut off pieces.
My daughter was eager to play with this! We loved that it came in 4 different bright colors!
Squigglets Wearable Critters – Listed Value $7.99 (Buy a 4 pack for $24.99)
This squigglet is so fun and definitely eye-catching! You can wear it on your wrist and the super-soft silky/stretchy silicone moves and wiggles which is both fun to watch and to touch. I love that you can wear it, too. It’s another great quiet fidget that you can stretch, touch, pull or shake.
Sweetheart Smencil in Donut – Listed Value $1.99 (Buy a pack of 5 for $6.99)
Our last item is this Smencil in a Donut scent. I don’t know that I really think it smells like a donut, but it is a sweet, pleasant smell and the pencil itself is just so cute! I love that it is made from recycled newspapers!
Verdict: The kids and I discovered a lot of fun toys through this month’s Sensory TheraPlay box. The squigglet and the Zongo ball were my favorites, but the kids were impressed by the morph fish, and of course they’ve already had a lot of fun drawing animals and playing with the Playfoam putty. Overall, it was another great mix and I think it addressed a variety of sensory needs. When it comes to the retail value this month, I actually wasn’t able to find a few of the items they included for as low of a price as they had them listed for. Using a mix of found retail values and a few listed ones, I came up with a total of $56.52, which isn’t bad for this $49.24 ($40.95 + $8.29 shipping) box. You don’t always get a huge deal value-wise with this sub, but I find so much value in the curation and the unique items that they are able to include each month! This box really never disappoints!
To Wrap Up:
Boxes ship out the 1st week of each month.
COUPON: Use code WELCOME to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $49.24 ($40.95 + $8.29 shipping) and with 7 items in this box that means you are paying approximately $7.03 per item.
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