Sunday, November 6, 2016

Review: Sensory TheraPLAY Box

I recently had the opportunity to review Sensory TheraPLAY Box. This is a box subscription service that was created by an occupational therapist. I was excited to know that a box subscription service was designed for children who have both sensory issues and who also have a fine motor delay. My son has received occupational therapy privately and in the school district. As many of you know, my son was excited from occupational therapy in September of this year. I was really eager to discover what contents would be contained in each box in hopes that there would be activities incorporated that I could end up supplementing at home with my son.

Christina, at Sensory TheraPLAY Box sent us two different boxes. Each box is designed to be received at different times. Pictures of the contents of each box are listed above. Each box contained activities that would benefit a child with a fine motor delay and they also contained things like Ziggy Pasta and squishy balls to help with sensory related issues. I was particularly fond of the Scissor skills book and the Tape activity book. My son happens to have a cutting goal written into his IEP. These books contained everything that I needed to work on cutting and taping places that are clearly marked in each book. In my opinion, both of these books contained just what I needed to help work on my son's IEP goal at home.

My son really enjoyed everything in each box. In one box we received two mice and a squishy cheese. The intent behind this is to try and get the mice into the holes that were located in the cheese. My son thought that this was incredibly fun, but to me it was work disguised as fun. In my opinion, you can't get much better than that. He enjoyed the activity, but he was also really working on his fine motor skills. We also received a really cool stencil set that changed colors when my son was working on stenciling. My son really enjoyed this activity and again he was having so much fun that he didn't balk at me when I asked him to partake in these activities. The boxes also contained things like a snake that can be taken apart and put back together to work on fine motor, a kaleidoscope, and it also had a really cool flash light that had mini disks that need to be inserted to view really cool pictures. There were quite a few other activities also in the box such as an elephant that sucks up cool goo when pushed together and a bubble stick that blows bubbles that stay together for a loner period of time so that you can actually touch the bubbles without them popping. As a special education teacher, I was really impressed with the materials that were contained in each box. Pictures of some of the activities that we worked on are included below.

Sensory TheraPLAY box would be great for children from approximately age four to eight years old. This box would benefit many children on the spectrum, those with sensory processing disorder, those with fine motor delays, those with ADHD, and also those who may have trouble with self-regulation. Sensory TheraPLAY box ships to Canada and all of the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. Currently, Sensory TheraPLAY box is offering a one time 15% off coupon for all Diary of an Autism Mom readers. The code at checkout is: DIARYAUTISMMOM

I don't do many reviews, but I felt compelled to review a product that I believe may benefit many of the children of my readers. Please email Christina at Sensory TheraPLAY for any additional questions. Her contact information is listed below.

Sensory TheraPLAY Box
15% discount code: DIARYAUTISMMOM

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