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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Kat - The Talking, Teaching Kitty Pen

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Product Description

A feline version of best-selling Ace- the Talking, Teaching Dog, Kat works with all 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. Requires 2 AAA batteries, not included.

The Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Kat - The Talking, Teaching Kitty Pen Features:

  • Provides instantaneous visual and audio feedback

  • For use with all Hot Dots and Hot Dots Jr. sets

  • Fun, motivating phrases for correct answers and gentle redirection for incorrect responses.

Features

  • Provides instantaneous visual and audio feedback
  • For use with all Hot Dots and Hot Dots Jr. sets
  • Fun, motivating phrases for correct answers and gentle redirection for incorrect responses.

Additional Info

848152

DF24A24A

086002023490

2349

2 AAA batteries are required (not included)

0.3 pounds

4.7 x 1.4 x 1.2

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Kat - The Talking, Teaching Kitty Pen
 
3.4

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • Lasting fun (12)
  • High quality (10)
  • Easy to assemble (9)
  • Educational (7)

Cons

  • Poor design (6)

Best Uses

  • Travel (20)
  • Home (19)
  • Young children (15)
  • Outside (7)
  • Indoor (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (31), Educator (13), Education oriented (10), Thrifty (6), Parent of two or more children (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28), Yes (19)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11)

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 55 customers

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5.0

Wonderful Customer Service!

By Jess

from Richfield, Minnesota

About Me First Time Parent

Pros

  • Durable
  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Indoor
    • Travel
    • Young Children

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Kat - The Talking, Teaching Kitty Pen:

    My daughter is only two and a half, but she loves using this "big kid" interactive tool. She is so proud to be able to go through the Hot Dots cards using the pen (almost) by herself. We have the Hot Dots Jr. colors set and plan to invest in others. Also, when the pen randomly stopped functioning (after much use), the kind people at Educational Insights responded to my Facebook message and immediately sent out a replacement pen free of charge. I'm so please with the products, product guarantees, and personal customer service!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    I didn't open original book and pen purchase too difficult

    By Carrie

    from undisclosed

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Kat - The Talking, Teaching Kitty Pen:

    I bought these to go with the books because my granddaughters love cats. However, the book concept was too challenging for the 3 year old's so I am returning it. I may reconsider when they are older but the pens that came with the book only worked if held straight up and down. I had difficulty using them and when I tried it with the girls they lost interest in less than a minute. Not entertaining enough.

     
    1.0

    Used item

    By Disappointed

    from Crestview Fl.

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Kat - The Talking, Teaching Kitty Pen:

    Pen must be positioned just right to work OK- if held slightly "wrong" it would respond with a false sound/light...

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Defective pen

    By Ginny

    from Naperville IL

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

    Pros

      Cons

      • Cheaply Made

      Best Uses

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Kat - The Talking, Teaching Kitty Pen:

        Pen stopped working and says all correct answers are wrong. I changed batteries but still doesn't work. It is only a few months old.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Good if you can get it to work

        By Sad Mommy

        from NASHVILLE

        About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

        Pros

        • Educational

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Kat - The Talking, Teaching Kitty Pen:

        I saw this and thought how engaging! My two year old was excited to get this home. We opened and he did about 20 flash cards without being bored. Overall it's a very educational item...if it works. Day 3 of trying to use "doggy" he started telling my son all his right answers were wrong
        I took the pen away which caused a melt down, but I didn't want you son confused. Changed batteries, did research and nothing. The pen is just defective and at this point I am not willing buy another one just to waste money. Wish they could ensure a better pen then the product would be great

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Kat is the purrfect kitty!

        By YAYA

        from Peabody, MA

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great for road trips
        • Great Grip

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Interactive learning pen
          • Works with other Hot Dot, Jr. books

          Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Kat - The Talking, Teaching Kitty Pen:

          Cute as a button Kat the kitty is, she responds to answers with either a voice response or sound effect. We have used Kat on other Hot Dot books and she works. This is a nice learning tool for little girls that are in love with Hello Kitty, that's all my granddaughter kept referring Kat to is Hello Kitty's friend. Just nice to see a child entertain itself with a learning toy. Don't forget batteries, this will be used a lot!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          cute but broke

          By Mstev

          from St. Augustine Fl

          Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Kat - The Talking, Teaching Kitty Pen:

          Hi there
          I bought a set a and an extra pen for my pre-k class. They loved them and so did I! Sad to say both pens stopped working within two months of buying them. I was very bummed! I changed the batteries and no luck:( I was told that the children had to be gentle with them which they were. What else can I try?

           
          5.0

          Works Great!

          By MommyTimesThree

          from Glendale, AZ

          About Me Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Kat - The Talking, Teaching Kitty Pen:

            Hot dots is an AMAZING educational and learning tool/toy! This is the third pen we picked up (we also have the dog and Pete the Cat) and it works great. I've had no problems with any of the pens and love that this one has different sayings and sounds for positive reinforcement. I would highly recommend as both my 5 and 2 year old love the hot dots books and pens.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            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. Kat - The Talking, Teaching Kitty 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
             
            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. Kat - The Talking, Teaching Kitty 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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