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

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Product Description

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)

2 pounds

12.0 x 4.0 x 4.0

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready For School Set with Ace Pen
 
3.4

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Interactive (4)
  • Easy to assemble (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (5)
  • Indoor (3)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (8), Educator (4), Parent of two or more children (4), Stay at home parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8), Yes (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

School Prep

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...Read complete review

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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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

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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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Is incorrect most of the time

            By Preschool Mom

            from San Fran East Bay, CA

            About Me Parent

            Pros

            • Easy To Assemble
            • The Different Activities

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Is Wrong A Lot
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Travel

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

            My son received this as a gift and was very excited about it. Unfortunately, ACE is wrong most of the time. We have tried helping him and use the pen ourselves but most of the time he says answers are wrong when they are not. It is very confusing for our son, so I am going to keep the cards but am throwing out ACE. Very disappointed!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            3.0

            Loved it !!

            By Mom of 2

            from Toronto, Ontario

            About Me Educator, Parent

            Pros

            • Easy To Assemble
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Outside
              • Travel

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

              My 3 year old loved this but is very advanced and just went right through it. He just turned 4 and we're on to Hot Docs and have left the Jr. version behind but it was definitely fun for him to use... We have since passed it on to a friends 2 year old and he loves it !! Great product !!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              1.0

              It is not always correct

              By Tripta

              from NJ

              Pros

                Cons

                • Wrong Answers

                Best Uses

                • Home

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

                I bought this for my son who is 4 years old. While using this product, I saw it functioning incorrectly on a number of occasions. Ace was saying 'That's right' and glowing Green when it was placed on incorrect dots. But for some of these, Ace's response changed with a second attempt. I am not sure why it is behaving this way. But there definitely is some problem with the product. I bet this can confuse children and even teach them incorrect stuff.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for my preschooler!

                By Jen

                from Grayslake, IL

                About Me Parent

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

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

                  My daughter loved using this and she's 3. Could not get enough of Ace and his barks! I know she is going to do great in preschool!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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