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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready For School Set with Ace Pen

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This self-checking electronic quiz card set features the amazing Talking Hot Dots Pen. Touch the pen to a dot, and it responds instantly with lights and any of 20 fun phrases or cool sounds. Answer correctly, and the pen glows green. Select an incorrect answer, and it glows red. Set includes one pen and 80 two-sided illustrated lesson cards. Lesson cards feature early learning skills in five progressive categories that teach colors, patterns, shapes, numbers, letters, and much more.

The Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready For School Set with Ace Pen Features:

  • Give your kids the jump-start they need to prep for school success with this fun, interactive Hot Dots Jr. set and Ace - the Talking, Teaching Dog pen

  • Provides little ones with 160 richly illustrated lessons in 5 progressive categories: colors, patterns, shapes, numbers, letters, 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

  • Includes 80 activity cards with 160 lessons, lesson guide, and Ace - the Talking, Teaching Dog pen; Pen requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)

Features

  • Give your kids the jump-start they need to prep for school success with this fun, interactive Hot Dots Jr. set and Ace - the Talking, Teaching Dog pen
  • Provides little ones with 160 richly illustrated lessons in 5 progressive categories: colors, patterns, shapes, numbers, letters, 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
  • Includes 80 activity cards with 160 lessons, lesson guide, and Ace - the Talking, Teaching Dog pen; Pen requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)

Additional Info

386526

45886E21

086002061065

6106

2 AAA batteries are required (not included)

1.8 pounds

10.9 x 8.9 x 1.8

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready For School Set with Ace Pen
 
3.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (7)
  • Interactive (6)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Easy to assemble (3)
  • Engaging (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (5)
  • Indoor (4)
  • Travel (3)
  • Young children (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (9), Parent of two or more children (5), Educator (4), Stay at home parent (4), Education oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9), Yes (4)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Good for little ones who want to do "school" too.

We homeschool and lately the 3 year old (3-1/2 really) has been wanting to do school, but with the busyness of Christmas, his "school" has kind of...Read complete review

We homeschool and lately the 3 year old (3-1/2 really) has been wanting to do school, but with the busyness of Christmas, his "school" has kind of fallen off the radar. Instead of just reading to him, we've been doing these a few mornings and week and he has been loving it. He absorbs a lot just interacting with his sisters. These have been a perfect way to do some focused learning, just with him, without having to coordinate things or spend a bunch of time planning.

This kit has 5 sets of cards.
The Colors and patterns set has activities like, what is the same, what should it be, identifying word names (worthless IMO--I don't agree with sight word stuff) and what colors are in the picture.
The Shapes set has activities like which shapes are the same, which matches the first, which are in the picture, and which is next in the pattern.
Learning the alphabet includes matching letters to the first item (both upper and lower) and then picking all items that match the Ul combo at the beginning of the row.
Let's Learn Numbers has you identifying the numeral through a series of which are the same and then counting exercises.
The uppercase/lowercase set has things like giving you the upper and selecting the lower from a choice of two. As it gets more advanced, you pick from a larger list or find the box with the correctly paired set.

These are perfect for us right now. He has great success with many things he already knows and there are several things for us to work on together. I like the succession of information (for the most part). The only thing I DON'T like is that the cards are sequential in content, but they are all loose cards. A book or a bound set of cards would be much easier (and frankly, make less of a mess!).

All in all, though, I really like these and would recommend them.

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Great, if the talking pen would work

My daughter received this three months ago for Christmas. As an educator and a parent, I was happy to see a product that encourages readiness skills while playing. She has used it a...Read complete review

My daughter received this three months ago for Christmas. As an educator and a parent, I was happy to see a product that encourages readiness skills while playing. She has used it a few times and the pen only works intermittently. It signals a wrong answer when the answer is correct. She becomes frustrated and I am disappointed.

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4.0

Good for little ones who want to do "school" too.

By happylhomemaker

from great white north, MI

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. Getting Ready For School Set with Ace Pen:

    We homeschool and lately the 3 year old (3-1/2 really) has been wanting to do school, but with the busyness of Christmas, his "school" has kind of fallen off the radar. Instead of just reading to him, we've been doing these a few mornings and week and he has been loving it. He absorbs a lot just interacting with his sisters. These have been a perfect way to do some focused learning, just with him, without having to coordinate things or spend a bunch of time planning.

    This kit has 5 sets of cards.
    The Colors and patterns set has activities like, what is the same, what should it be, identifying word names (worthless IMO--I don't agree with sight word stuff) and what colors are in the picture.
    The Shapes set has activities like which shapes are the same, which matches the first, which are in the picture, and which is next in the pattern.
    Learning the alphabet includes matching letters to the first item (both upper and lower) and then picking all items that match the Ul combo at the beginning of the row.
    Let's Learn Numbers has you identifying the numeral through a series of which are the same and then counting exercises.
    The uppercase/lowercase set has things like giving you the upper and selecting the lower from a choice of two. As it gets more advanced, you pick from a larger list or find the box with the correctly paired set.

    These are perfect for us right now. He has great success with many things he already knows and there are several things for us to work on together. I like the succession of information (for the most part). The only thing I DON'T like is that the cards are sequential in content, but they are all loose cards. A book or a bound set of cards would be much easier (and frankly, make less of a mess!).

    All in all, though, I really like these and would recommend them.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    love

    By Jacqueline

    from undisclosed

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready For School Set with Ace Pen:

    love it my son is 3 and learning alot from these

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    4.0

    Worth a try

    By Valued

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready For School Set with Ace Pen:

    I bought this for my 8 year old who is very challenged. He is still learning the alphabet and phonetics. He really, really likes this system. He asks for it a lot. He gets excited about getting the answers correct. It is very simple. I use it right along with him (as suggested), and it is great mom-son time.

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    5.0

    I will be buying additional products

    By Brit

    from Ward, AR

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Easy To Play
    • Educational
    • Fun
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Children
      • Family

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready For School Set with Ace Pen:

      Christmas gift and son loves it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Educational and Fun

      By Dawn B

      from Savannah

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

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready For School Set with Ace Pen:

        We love this product. It works as a refresher for my eldest who is in Kindergarten and my youngest who is just beginning to become interested in learning. The only thing that I wish that came with it was something to hold all the cards and maybe another reader other than Ace. We have about ten of him with every Hot Dots package we get.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        School Prep

        By Nicole

        from TX

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

        Pros

        • Educational
        • Interactive
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready For School Set with Ace Pen:

        My 5 year old really enjoyed these cards, it is cute product and covers a lot of information. There are 80 double sided cards and they get jumbled up and scattered all over the table- I wish they were in a spiral bound folder or something. Other than that, it was a big hit and everything worked perfectly! My child can't read yet, so I had to be there to provide prompts and read choices, but it was a great way to review and learn skills.

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        4.0

        Great Educational Tool

        By Sis

        from Grayslake, Il

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

        Pros

        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready For School Set with Ace Pen:

        Great learning tool for my 4 year old son who will be starting kindergarten soon!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Fun for awhile.

        By Mom of five

        from Wisconsin

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

        Pros

        • Educational

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment

          Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready For School Set with Ace Pen:

          My 3 year old loved it but did not want to go along with what it said. He just wanted to push the dots. The older kids had fun with it once and then it got put aside.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          We're Ready for Kindergarten with Hot Dots Jr.!

          By Weaverj501

          from North Little Rock, AR

          About Me Educator, Parent, Thrifty

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Easy To Play
          • Educational
          • Entertaining
          • Fun
          • Interactive
          • Thought Provoking

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready For School Set with Ace Pen:

            The Hot Dots Jr. "Getting Ready for School" set was perfect for my daughter (age 5) and for my students entering Kindergarten. The talking pen allows the child to select his/her answer to the question and hear a sound or phrase to indicate whether their response was correct or incorrect. The cards cover a variety of topics like alphabet, colors, and more! This is also a great toy to have in the car.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            1.0

            Ace does not work at all

            By Tara

            from Lawrenceville, Ga

            About Me Parent

            Pros

              Cons

              • Ace Does Not Work

              Best Uses

                Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready For School Set with Ace Pen:

                Ace only says "that's incorrect" even when the answer is.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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