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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen

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Product Description

Ace lights up learning! He barks, talks, and laughs with excitement. Ace works with all Hot Dots and Hot Dots Jr. card sets, providing instantaneous visual and audio feedback. Simply press the pen to an answer on any Hot Dots Jr. card for an immediate response - fun, motivating phrases for correct answers and gentle redirection for incorrect responses.

The Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen Features:

  • Pens measure 6 inch length

  • Ages 3 and up

  • Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog lights up learning, bringing Hot Dots Jr storybooks and card sets to life!

  • Simply press Ace to an answer dot on any Hot Dots or Hot Dots Jr. card or storybook for an immediate response!

  • Ace offers affirmative "ruffs" and encouraging words for correct responses and provides gentle redirection for incorrect responses

  • Perfect for independent learning

  • Provides all the feedback your child needs to work through hundreds of Hot Dots Jr. early learning activities

  • Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)

  • Not compatible with Hot Dots Tots activity sets

Features

  • Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog lights up learning, bringing Hot Dots Jr storybooks and card sets to life!
  • Simply press Ace to an answer dot on any Hot Dots or Hot Dots Jr. card or storybook for an immediate response!
  • Ace offers affirmative "ruffs" and encouraging words for correct responses and provides gentle redirection for incorrect responses
  • Perfect for independent learning; Provides all the feedback your child needs to work through hundreds of Hot Dots Jr. early learning activities
  • Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included); Not compatible with Hot Dots Tots activity sets

Additional Info

848144

DF24A14A

086002023506

2350-TRU

2 AAA batteries are required (not included)

0.3 pounds

6.0 x 3.1 x 1.4

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen
 
3.4

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • Lasting fun (12)
  • High quality (10)
  • Easy to assemble (9)
  • Colorful (6)

Cons

  • Poor design (5)

Best Uses

  • Home (19)
  • Travel (19)
  • Young children (13)
  • Outside (7)
  • Indoor (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (30), Educator (13), Education oriented (9), Thrifty (6), Parent of two or more children (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25), Yes (18)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Great for Classroom Centers!

I use these pens in a Literacy Workstation in my Kindergarten classroom and they have been going strong for a month now! The kids enjoy the buzzes and noises, and it has built their...Read complete review

I use these pens in a Literacy Workstation in my Kindergarten classroom and they have been going strong for a month now! The kids enjoy the buzzes and noises, and it has built their fine motor skills by having them click on the bubble beside the correct answer. I will be using these in the word work center all year! The noise is quiet even at it's maximum - which is a good thing!!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Ace does not work on big kids cards

Ace DOES NOT work on the "Big Kid" cards. I have tried at three to confirm this. It would be nice if the manufacturer would state this plainly somewhere.

Ace DOES NOT work on the "Big Kid" cards. I have tried at three to confirm this. It would be nice if the manufacturer would state this plainly somewhere.

Reviewed by 47 customers

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4.0

Great learning / teaching product

By Coush01

from Cape Cod, MA

About Me Parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Colorful
  • Easy Storage
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School
    • Young Children

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen:

    My son loves this product! We use it together with the Dots cards, and he gets so excited when he gets his choices right, and the dog praises him! He laughs and laughs! And wants to do more cards! I'm very pleased with Educational Insights, and plan to buy more ! Thank you for making such a great product!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Have several

    By Mom of 3

    from Alberta, Canada

    About Me Parent

    Pros

    • Colorful
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Variety

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • School
    • Young Children

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen:

    WE love the idea behind using these, we had some older products, a set of card and the kids broke the "pen" that came with that. WE have 3-4 of these kicking around now and it's nice to have some extras as the cards are useless without them. It's really nice to be able to set them up with the work and then let them work through it on their own or while you are doing your stuff. They can practice it as much as they want. Unlike workbooks they aren't "used up" and my next child, and next child can use it too.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Fun and educational

    By Elena Z.

    from Mount Laurel, NJ

    About Me Parent

    Pros

    • Easy Storage
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Young Children

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen:

      My 4.5yo daughter really enjoys this pen. She likes hearing all the sounds (luckily mostly the good sounds). It doesn't seem like she's had any problems with it. I like that there are quite a few different card sets that go along with it. I feel like we'll get some good mileage out of it.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Cute

      By Pediatric ot

      from Torrance

      About Me Educator

      Pros

      • Colorful
      • Easy Storage
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Delicate

      Best Uses

      • Young Children

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen:

      Gave this to my friends child to use, he liked it, but the pen doesn't seem sturdy, but so far it has lasted
      Not sure if I would use it in therapy

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      good pen for hot dots jr. sets

      By aahaft

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Parent

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen:

      We received this Hot Dots pen for use with the Hot Dots Jr. Patterns and Sequencing set. My sons were attracted to the shape of the pen and it made them more likely to use the review cards without prompting. When the pen is placed on the black circles next to the possible answers on the flash cards it will give feedback on whether the answer is correct or incorrect. With dog whimpering or enthusiastic "Way to go!" I found my kids trying out all answers on each card just to see the pens response. There seems to be 5-6 possible correct and 5-6 incorrect responses from the pen including sayings, sounds and vibration. Although a bit top heavy the pen is easy to hold. It can not be used as a regular pen, only as a response pen for Hot Dot sets. It works with the grade k+ sets as well as the jr. sets although I have been told it may not work with Hot Dot sets for older children. The price point may be a bit steep but when choosing a Hot Dots pen this is a very fun choice.

      I received this item for review but all opinions are my own.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Ace is cute and fun!

      By Pam

      from Cedar Falls Iowa

      About Me Educator

      Pros

      • Colorful
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen:

        My 4 yr old son loved the cute Ace hot dots jr pen. He enjoys the lights and sayings.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Ace is a great dog

        By Ashley

        from Indiana

        About Me Parent

        Pros

        • Colorful
        • Easy Storage
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Variety
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Older Children
          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen:

          We have a few "ace" dogs from our hot dots kits. I love that you can change the volume, or from talking to noises. My 2 year old can easily use him as well as my 6 year old!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Does Ace the dog need to be cleaned routinely to work proper

          By Pre-k young

          from Slaughter, Louisiana

          About Me Educator

          Pros

          • Colorful
          • Easy Storage
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • School
            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen:

            We purchased the Hot Dots Jr. Phonics and math sets a couple of years ago for our Pre-k class to use and they have loved it! The only problem now is that one of the Ace dogs isn't working properly. We have changed batteries to see if that would help, but no success. Is there any other suggestions as to what we can do to get him working properly again?

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            1.0

            Pens dont work

            By Steve

            from Counil bufs, Ia

            About Me Parent

            Pros

            • Good idea

            Cons

            • Junk

            Best Uses

            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen:

            Bought my kids the hot dots Jr and "ace" says everything is correct. As you can see these aren't cheap and they don't work. I've cleaned the tip and changed the batteries. Still doesn't work.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Product adaption for autistic children

            By Lori

            from Osceola, In.

            About Me Educator

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen:

            I purchased this product and the learning cards for my client who has autistic tendencies and has had removal of half of his brain. We attend a facility where applied behavior analysis is used. Although I love the product and he is motivated by the lights, vibration and voice, he self stimulates by applying Ace to every dot. My suggestion would be that there is only a verbal response when a correct answer is given and no verbal response for a wrong answer. I would also like to see cards with less trials on each card. Autistic children do better with one task presented at a time.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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