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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Patterns & Sequencing Card Set

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Getting ready for school has never been this much fun! Hot Dots Jr. card sets teach children all they need for academic success. Cards can be used alone as traditional flash cards, or when used with "Ace" - the Talking, Teaching Dog or "Kat" - the Talking, Teaching Kitty (both sold separately), fun lights and encouraging sounds guide children through cute, colorful lessons. Also teaches cause & effect, life skills

Set includes 36 double-sided cards - 72 early learning activities
Double-sided cards measure 6"W x 4"H and store in included cases with handles for learning on the go
Ages 3 and up

Additional Info

848393

DF24BA4A

086002023568

2356

0.8 pounds

6.5 x 4.5 x 2.5

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Patterns & Sequencing Card Set
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (9)
  • Engaging (9)
  • Interactive (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lots of fun (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (8)
  • Young children (8)
  • Indoor (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (5), Parent of two or more children (5), Working parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5), Yes (5)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

excellent learning tool

This is one of my favorite Hot Dots sets. Although I wish it came with the required Hot Dots pen, this Hot Dots Jr. patterns and sequencing is an excellent learning tool. 36...Read complete review

This is one of my favorite Hot Dots sets. Although I wish it came with the required Hot Dots pen, this Hot Dots Jr. patterns and sequencing is an excellent learning tool. 36 coated cardstock cards arrived in an hard cardboard box with velcro closure and fabric carrying handle for long term use and abuse by the suggested pre-k aged children. Each double sided card comes with a sequencing or pattern equation on top and a choice of 3 possible answers on the bottom. Next to each possible solution there is a black dot. When the Hot Dots pen (NOT included) is placed on the dot, it will tell the child if they have the correct or incorrect answer. This set is excellent for reinforcing both pattern and sequencing concepts and I would recommend it to both parents and therapists. The 3yo enjoyed the pens feedback when using although some cards were a bit difficult for him. The 6yo enjoyed it a lot and was able to answer most cards with each. I even used the sequencing cards with my 8yo to help with comprehension and storytelling. An excellent, well made educational tool.
I received this item for review but all opinions are my own.

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Would be great but...

I would love to say that we like this product. The idea is perfect and easy to understand the product BUT there's a major flaw.
The product isn't accurate at all times....Read complete review

I would love to say that we like this product. The idea is perfect and easy to understand the product BUT there's a major flaw.
The product isn't accurate at all times. Even if you know the correct answer (adult) and use the pen as precise as possible you still get the error message. When retrying several times I finally get a correct answer (green light). I bought this for my special needs child but havn't given it to him since it's too complicated to hold the pen exactly correct to get a reading and when you get the reading it's not certain it's the correct answer.
For an older child, or a child that will understand instructions it will possible be a great product. Unfortunately not for us, it's a pity because I really think it would work great if the quality or accuracy was higher.

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5.0

Great product!

By Ashley

from Green castle, Indiana

About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

Pros

  • Durable
  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel
    • Young Children

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Patterns & Sequencing Card Set:

    These are great! I think these will be awesome on long car drives to visit our family! All you need is the cards and hot dots pen! My daughter in 1st grade can do these as well as my preschooler. Covers a wide age range!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Fun learning tool

    By Elena Z.

    from Mount Laurel, NJ

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor
      • Travel
      • Young Children

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Patterns & Sequencing Card Set:

      I think these cards are great for my 4.5yo. She understands patterns so it's great for her to know those answers, and the sequence sides give her something new to work on. I am intending to buy her another set of cards for her birthday. It's not something she uses every day, but she does enjoy them. They are portable (she even fits the pen in the box). It's great to have a different medium for learning other than computers, shows, and worksheets.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great for Preschoolers!

      By Pam

      from Cedar Falls, IA

      About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Patterns & Sequencing Card Set:

        Great for Preschoolers !

        These patterning cards are great for ages 3-5. (You need to buy the pen separately though!) My 4 1/2 yr old enjoys doing school with these and will do 5 at a sitting. Great, colorful product!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        excellent learning tool

        By aahaft

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc)

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Engaging

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Patterns & Sequencing Card Set:

            This is one of my favorite Hot Dots sets. Although I wish it came with the required Hot Dots pen, this Hot Dots Jr. patterns and sequencing is an excellent learning tool. 36 coated cardstock cards arrived in an hard cardboard box with velcro closure and fabric carrying handle for long term use and abuse by the suggested pre-k aged children. Each double sided card comes with a sequencing or pattern equation on top and a choice of 3 possible answers on the bottom. Next to each possible solution there is a black dot. When the Hot Dots pen (NOT included) is placed on the dot, it will tell the child if they have the correct or incorrect answer. This set is excellent for reinforcing both pattern and sequencing concepts and I would recommend it to both parents and therapists. The 3yo enjoyed the pens feedback when using although some cards were a bit difficult for him. The 6yo enjoyed it a lot and was able to answer most cards with each. I even used the sequencing cards with my 8yo to help with comprehension and storytelling. An excellent, well made educational tool.
            I received this item for review but all opinions are my own.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great Learning Toy

            By Vicki

            from Grayslake, Il

            About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

            Pros

            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Indoor
              • Travel
              • Young Children

              Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Patterns & Sequencing Card Set:

              Great interactive learning toy for my 4 year old son. He has the cat books and loved doing the cards this time around. I love that the cat from the books works with the cards as well as the dog works with the cat books. He enjoyed the cards and I felt he was challenged as well. The carrying case was great to travel with and the pen fit in the box so everything stayed together nicely.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent product for both home and school

              By Megan

              from NY

              About Me Education Oriented, Working Parent

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Educational
              • Engaging
              • Interactive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor
                • Special Needs
                • Travel
                • Young Children

                Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Patterns & Sequencing Card Set:

                I recently received these Hot Dots Sequencing cards in exchange for an honest review. I've been using them for several weeks in my job as an SLP and my preschool clients love them! There is a range of skill level, from basic ABABAB patterns up to AABAAB and ABCABC patterns, and also basic sequencing groups, in terms of what comes first, what comes next, etc. within groups of three story pictures. I also use the pictures to work on vocabulary, categorizing and basic narratives. My clients find the pictures engaging, and we use the cards both with and without the pen. With the pen, these cards would be a great activity for traveling in a car or airplane too. They have a carrying case with a nice closure too so the cards don't spill out.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Great interactive learning toy for a pre-schooler

                By Mom of 3

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Educational
                • Engaging
                • Interactive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Patterns & Sequencing Card Set:

                  My 3.5 year old son really enjoyed the cards and the pen. It's a great learning toy and he got a kick out of the talking pen. I think the price point is fair as well.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Fun and educational

                  By Mimi

                  from Uniontown, PA

                  About Me Grandparent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoor
                    • Travel
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Patterns & Sequencing Card Set:

                    Perfect tool for 4 year old. Teaches a necessary skill in preparing for kindergarten.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Would be great but...

                    By Lena

                    from Sweden

                    About Me First Time Parent

                    Pros

                    • Educational
                    • Engaging
                    • Great idea

                    Cons

                    • Hard to use
                    • Not accurate
                    • Poor Design

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Patterns & Sequencing Card Set:

                    I would love to say that we like this product. The idea is perfect and easy to understand the product BUT there's a major flaw.
                    The product isn't accurate at all times. Even if you know the correct answer (adult) and use the pen as precise as possible you still get the error message. When retrying several times I finally get a correct answer (green light). I bought this for my special needs child but havn't given it to him since it's too complicated to hold the pen exactly correct to get a reading and when you get the reading it's not certain it's the correct answer.
                    For an older child, or a child that will understand instructions it will possible be a great product. Unfortunately not for us, it's a pity because I really think it would work great if the quality or accuracy was higher.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                     
                    5.0

                    Great for Pre-K!

                    By Mom and More

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Parent

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Patterns & Sequencing Card Set:

                      The cards are both simple and complex so they can grow with your child. For example there are cards where you have to complete the sequence of a boy dropping a plate, seeing it in two pieces and then gluing it back together – the first spot is blank and you have to choose the boy dropping a plate out of the three choices. It is relatively easy from the choices but it does make kids think. Then there are shapes and patterns to complete. My boys are 3 and 4 and while many of the cards are a little hard for them they are picking up quickly.
                      The whole patterns and sequencing set great though for Pre-K as my boys are just learning that in preschool now. So I am hoping they will be ahead if not at least in line with the rest of the class. Hot Dots really are a fun yet educational product for kids. I also love how the Patterns and Sequencing set comes in a nice cardboard box with handle to take with you on the go! You can then fill it with other Hot Dot card sets or stick the Hot Dot pen in it! Overall, I really like the Hot Dots concept and will be adding to our collection!

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                      • No

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