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Sensory TheraPlay Box September 2022 Review

Brandi D.
ByBrandi D.Sep 14, 2022 | 4 comments

Sensory Theraplay Box
5 overall rating
1 Ratings | 2 Reviews

Sensory TheraPlay Box is a monthly subscription service for children on the autism spectrum, or with sensory processing issues. Each box is filled with sensory toys or games that help develop motor skills or address varying sensory needs through therapeutic play. We always love the fun and unique items they send each month!

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

First Impressions

Fun, fun, fun! I knew right away that my kids would enjoy these items!

What's Inside This Box


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 contact information and 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 included a nice motivational card for us. 

Weighted Lap Pad- Listed Value $39


The first item in our box is pretty awesome - a weighted lap blanket! This soft, minky blanket is plain on the gray side and features a little bit of texture with the dots on the teal side. I love that there are sections meaning the weight gets distributed evenly. I have a large weighted blanket and the sections are larger meaning that sometimes the weight is more concentrated in one spot, so I was glad to see that would not be an issue here! In case you aren't familiar with the benefits of a weighted lap blanket like this one, they can "promote regulation and body awareness by providing proprioceptive sensory input to the body." It is calming and relaxing and I could definitely see it helping to ground someone so that they can focus on the task at hand. Just rubbing my hands over it provides some great sensory input for me and the weight feels like an added bonus! It also came with a storage bag that could be used for transporting it which I appreciated.

Pop It Ball by JA-RU - Listed Value $3.99 (similar item found here)


Pop-its are always fun no matter what form they come in and this marbled pink and blue ball was no exception! Although this air-filled ball only allows you to pop one or two at a time that almost adds to the fun since popping more than a few guarantees the others will pop back out! This is super lightweight and perfect for a game of catch. My 7-month-old LOVES this thing and it keeps him entertained for quite some time. Of course, he is sticking it in his mouth, but it seems to be pretty safe for that since he has no teeth yet (supervised, of course!).

StickiKubes by Komarc - Retail Value $9.99


These tiny cubes are unique and fun! They come in four bright colors and also include a little easel to create on. My kids liked these a lot and they certainly are sticky which is both fun and frustrating. They don't come with a lot, but my kids were able to find things to make with them and seemed to enjoy working with them! I had the *pleasure* of putting them away and I found that if I put them in a bowl of water, it wasn't too awful of a task! They didn't stick to me any longer, but they were tricky to fit into the tiny holes since they are pretty small themselves. The storage tray is made of plastic though so I just let it sit out to dry and then it was easy enough to slide back into the box!

Here is one of my daughter's creations; an animal of some sort!

Squish Dude by JA-RU - Retail Value $3.99


I love this squishy dude and think he is so fun! He is rubbery and filled with what feels like wet sand. His limbs stretch a good bit and he can be both a fidget and a stress toy while simultaneously working those hand and finger muscles since he is quite firm. The only complaint I have is that his cute little face has already rubbed off!

NeeDoh Dohjees by Schylling – Retail Value $3.99


My kids claim this is their favorite item this month. It was fun to open and find out which one we were getting! These colors are so bright and while the outside is soft silicone with some spiky details for tactile fun, the little pink ball inside is super squishy and fun to squeeze! Plus he's kind of cute!

Flick Stick Fidget - Listed Value $1.50 (similar item found here)


The last item is so simple and fun. The bristles on this are super soft and move easily making them fun to rub your fingers over and the suction cup on the bottom means you can stick it onto your desk for a great silent fidget! You can also flick it and it will stay put which is another layer of fun!

Value - Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $42.00 + shipping (Save with longer subscriptions)

The total retail value of our box using a mix of listed and found retail values comes to $62.46 which is a pretty great value this month!

Key Takeaways

The lap blanket this month was a great surprise and all of the other items were so much fun to play with. My kids loved them all and I liked that there were so many quiet fidget toys which is perfect for back to school!

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To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but order by September 30 at 11:59 pm EST to receive the October box. From Sensory TheraPlay:

Boxes ship out the 1st week of each month.

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Sensory TheraPLAY Box offers monthly deliveries of fun and therapeutic sensory items. Boxes are thoughtfully curated with children on the autism spectrum and those with sensory processing needs in mind. Makes a unique and memorable gift for children ages 5-9.

Brandi D.
Brandi D.

I am a homeschooling mother of four. I am a former educator and have taught both elementary art and Special Education.

I have been reviewing boxes for MSA since January 2018 and have reviewed everything from activity and clothing boxes for kids to clothing, beauty, and pampering boxes for women. I have also reviewed boxes focused on home goods and even some men's boxes with the help of my husband! 

I love to discover new brands and try new things!

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If I was to order this would I be able to pick any items that come for my child? Are all items the same for every box or do you make a profile to fit your child?

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Brandi D.

Hi Michelle! Every subscriber receives the same items although some items may vary in color or style! Hope that helps! 🙂

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Mallory H

I always love reading your reviews on this box Brandi! I don’t subscribe to the box (even though I should at this point lol), but have purchased many items on their own after you reviewed them.

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Brandi D.

Thanks so much, Mallory H! That’s so nice to hear! Hope you’ve made some good discoveries! 🙂

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