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Product Description

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. Set includes 36 double-sided cards - 72 early learning activities. Ages 3 and up.

The Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Beginning Science Features:

  • Set includes 36 double-sided cards - 72 early learning activities

  • Double-sided cards measure 6 inch width x 4 inch height and store in included cases with handles for learning on the go

Features

  • Set includes 36 double-sided cards - 72 early learning activities
  • Double-sided cards measure 6 inch width x 4 inch height and store in included cases with handles for learning on the go

Additional Info

848408

DF24BC4A

086002023599

2359

0.7 pounds

6.5 x 4.4 x 2.5

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Beginning Science
 
3.3

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Lasting fun (12)
  • High quality (10)
  • Easy to assemble (9)
  • Educational (9)

Cons

  • Poor design (7)

Best Uses

  • Travel (21)
  • Home (19)
  • Young children (14)
  • Outside (7)
  • Entertainment (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (29), Educator (13), Education oriented (10), Parent of two or more children (6), Thrifty (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28), Yes (19)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Plankton net is fun

My children, 7 and 12, and I went to the pier in Monterey California. We put the net in the water and ran up and down. We pulled up a wide variety of...Read complete review

My children, 7 and 12, and I went to the pier in Monterey California. We put the net in the water and ran up and down. We pulled up a wide variety of baby crabs and baby fish. We were able to see them with the lens in the collecting jar. My kids had a lot of fun. Since then they have repeatedly asked me to go back out and do it again. My son took it on a field trip with his class and it was a great hit with all his classmates.
It is a great tool to teach about biology. One could easily design lessons about zooplankton, food webs, life-cycles and use this plankton net to give the students hands-on experience.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Good if you can get it to work

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...Read complete review

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

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5.0

My granddaughter enjoys using the talking pen

By MAM

from NY

About Me Grandparent

Pros

  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Beginning Science:

    This is a great learning tool but it is also fun. She loves doing them over and over. We keep adding cards and she is never bored. Even if you have a problem, this company stands behind their product.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Says that answers are incorrect when they are not

    By Wendy

    from White Lake, MI

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

    Pros

    • Educational

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Travel

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Beginning Science:

    Love the Hot Dots Jr., but HATE the dog pen that came with it. My little one is not able to use it because she picks the correct answer, but it keeps telling her it's incorrect! I've tried changing the batteries, wiping the tip off as suggested in another post and nothing works. Very frustrating!!!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    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. - Beginning Science:

      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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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. - Beginning Science:

          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

          (2 of 2 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. - Beginning Science:

          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

          (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. - Beginning Science:

          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

          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. - Beginning Science:

          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. - Beginning Science:

            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
             
            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. - Beginning Science:

            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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            good pen for hot dots jr. sets

            By aahaft

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Parent

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Beginning Science:

            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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