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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Reading Set with Ace Pen

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This interactive two-book set with included Hot Dots Pen provides children with 100 lessons on a variety of beginning reading skills appropriate for preschoolers, including letter recognition, matching uppercase and lowercase letters, phonics, sight words, and comprehension. Fifteen of the 100 lessons are challenge activities that prepare children for skills at the next grade level. Includes two 50-page books, total of 100 lessons, and Hot Dots pen. Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included).

The Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Reading Set with Ace Pen Features:

  • Help your little one hone their beginning reading skills with this fun, interactive 2-book set and Ace - the Talking Teaching Dog pen

  • Provides preschoolers with 100 lessons that cover letter recognition, reading readiness, phonics, and more!

  • Press Ace to an answer dot - he offers affirmative "ruffs" and encouraging words for correct responses, and gentle redirection for incorrect responses

  • Helps develop critical early learning skills and encourages self-paced independent learning

  • Also includes 15 challenges for next-level skill prep!

  • Includes 2 spiral-bound card sets with 100 lessons and Ace - the Talking, Teaching Dog pen. Pen requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)

Features

  • Help your little one hone their beginning reading skills with this fun, interactive 2-book set and Ace - the Talking Teaching Dog pen.
  • Provides preschoolers with 100 lessons that cover letter recognition, reading readiness, phonics, and more!
  • Press Ace to an answer dot - he offers affirmative "ruffs" and encouraging words for correct responses, and gentle redirection for incorrect responses.
  • Helps develop critical early learning skills and encourages self-paced independent learning. Also includes 15 challenges for next-level skill prep!
  • Includes 2 spiral-bound card sets with 100 lessons and Ace - the Talking, Teaching Dog pen. Pen requires 2 AAA batteries (not included).

Additional Info

512580

9D2C9079

086002023902

2390

2 AAA batteries are required (not included)

1.3 pounds

9.1 x 8.4 x 1.9

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Reading Set with Ace Pen
 
4.8

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (31)
  • Engaging (29)
  • Interactive (28)
  • Lots of fun (22)
  • Durable (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Young children (27)
  • Entertainment (19)
  • Travel (15)
  • Indoor (14)
  • Special needs (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (20), Education oriented (11), Stay at home parent (11), Working parent (5), Grandparent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16), No (5)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

What a GREAT learning tool!

I cannot say enough good things about the Hot Dots Jr, Let's Master Pre-K Reading set. I have 5 year old twin boys, who are very active and don't like to sit for...Read complete review

I cannot say enough good things about the Hot Dots Jr, Let's Master Pre-K Reading set. I have 5 year old twin boys, who are very active and don't like to sit for very long, but this set by Educational Insights changes that.

When we received the set, both of my boys were very eager to open up the box and get started. I am very pleased with the quality of the box. It is very durable allowing it to be carried and stacked by the kiddos without getting easily destroyed. The interactive pen, appropriately named "Ace", is absolutely adorable. My kids fell in love with him instantly. The two spiral bound books are also durable and laminated. They are very nicely laid out with colorful pages and just the right amount of content on each page.

The activities in the book provide various Language and Literacy skills for various levels of reading. Book 1 contains Letter Recognition, Sequencing, Rhyming Words, Color Words, and Uppercase/Lowercase recognition. Book 2 contains a more higher skill set of Word Recognition, Letter Sounds, and Challenging activities with Beginning Consonants.

My kids have enjoyed working through the pages of both books. I really like how the books progress in skills. It allows my boys to have fun while learning but also challenges them without getting frustrated. The one that that I don't like is that there isn't an option on the pages for "Ace" to read the instructions aloud to the participant. So because of this, I do have to sit with them while they work through the books to let them know what to do, which is fine because it allows me to monitor their success.

I would definitely recommend the Hot Dots Jr; Let's Master Pre-K Reading for any child that is learning the fundamentals of Language and Literacy. It is a great introduction to children that are eager to learn to read!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

My girls loved it BUT....

Both of my girls loved this when it was working. The light up eyes and noises were great. Stopped working about 2 and a half months after we opened it. Changed batteries, wiped...Read complete review

Both of my girls loved this when it was working. The light up eyes and noises were great. Stopped working about 2 and a half months after we opened it. Changed batteries, wiped the tip, still nothing. Of course it being a gift,the purchaser couldn't remember where they bought it or if they had retained a receipt. Wasteful, I have the books but nothing to use them with. Very dissappointed

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5.0

Hot Dots "Aced" reading

By YAYA

from Peabody, MA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great for road trips
  • Great Grip

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Reading Set with Ace Pen:

      Ace has made interactive reading loads of fun with the flashing eye for right or wrong answer and gives child praise when answered correctly. This interactive learning toy has made learning fun!!!! Remember to purchase AA batteries!!!!

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      4.0

      Love this product!

      By Celina

      from Minneola, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Reading Set with Ace Pen:

      My daughter loves Hot Dots and enjoys the immediate feedback that the pen gives. She enjoys trying to do her best to get the right answer to see the green light or hear the words of encouragement.

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      5.0

      Good learning tool, would buy again at another level.

      By Nana

      from Tupelo,ms.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Reading Set with Ace Pen:

        My granddaughter really enjoyed everything about it

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        5.0

        I love this

        By Ashley

        from Ky

        About Me Working Parent

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Indoor
          • Travel
          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Reading Set with Ace Pen:

          My 4 year old loves this

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Great idea but, Ace doesn't work right

          By Andrew in Georgia

          from Kingsland, GA

          About Me 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. Let's Master Pre-K Reading Set with Ace Pen:

            We bought this and some extra books for my son for Easter. He loved using them all! Today, we went to use it and the pen says that everything, even my hand, is the right answer. I even tried removing the batteries and that didn't work. Now my son is upset that he can't use it any more.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Perfect for prek

            By sheryl

            from Nashville, TN

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

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Travel
              • Young Children

              Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Reading Set with Ace Pen:

              We received this set several months ago and my 5 year old still loves to play with it. She likes the immediate reinforcement of the sounds and enjoys working through the book independently. I hope to buy more hotdot books and use them as she advances through PreK and K skills.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Educational and Fun! Great Product!

              By MV

              from Michigan

              About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent

              Pros

              • Educational
              • Engaging
              • Interactive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Continue Learning At Home

                Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Reading Set with Ace Pen:

                My 4 1/2 year old son loves these! He picks it up on his own and flips through the books to do the activities. He loves the positive reinforcement and the challenge. It's such a clever way for him to learn but have fun at the same time. And I'm really glad that we can buy other books as he continues to grow. Great product!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Great resource for kids learning to read

                By Coralie

                from Salt Lake City, Utah

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

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment
                  • Travel
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Reading Set with Ace Pen:

                  Ace "the talking dog" is a great pal for my son as he uses this fun Hot Dots Jr set to review his letters and other reading practices. He is in preschool, but he loves doing this and Ace makes it fun. The dogs eyes light up with green or red on correct or incorrect answers and talks to you. It doesn't read the instructions or answers so depending on your child's level you may have to help a little, but it is a great way for us to spend time together and have fun. It is very durable as well.

                  Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect Letter Recognition Reinforcement

                  By Amy D

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                  Pros

                  • Educational
                  • Engaging
                  • Interactive

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Reading Set with Ace Pen:

                  If you have young children like myself, then you know just how hard it can be starting out with learning the alphabet. My five year old was struggling with learning which letters sounded like what so I was looking for products that could help reinforce letter sounds. This Hot Dots Jr. set was perfect for us!

                  Let me tell you, this is not a game that kids can play with by themselves. You still should be present to ensure they are choosing the right answers. I made the mistake of walking away and my daughter started pressing everything in site. The pen interacts with the black dots so when your child needs to answer something they must choose the correct dot under the picture.

                  Overall, it is fun, but something you should practice with your child.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Great for home or on the road

                  By Trisha

                  from Idaho

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

                  Pros

                  • Educational
                  • Interactive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoor
                    • Travel
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Reading Set with Ace Pen:

                    This set was a gift for my 4 y.o. She really likes Ace, the cute dog stylus that accompanies the Hot Dots Jr. Pre-K Reading set. He has 23 fun phrases and sound effects to help let the user know how s/he is doing. My daughter laughed the first time she realized Ace would vibrate after she answered three questions in a row correctly. One thing I appreciated about Ace was that he has a mute option.

                    There are two books included in this set and they cover the following topics: Letter Recognition (A-Z, upper/lowercase), Sequencing (before/after), Story Sequence (Which picture completes the story?), Rhyming Words, Color Words, Letters and Words (Find letters that are in the word), Upper and Lowercase Letter Matching, Word Recognition (Match photo/word to a list of words), Letter Sounds, and a Challenge section that asks the child to find the letter that makes the beginning/ending sound of the item pictured.

                    This set is a good fit for children interested in learning letters and their sounds. It is a good start towards reading mastery.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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