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Hot Dots Tots promotes a life-long love of reading with interactive board books that feature simple, engaging plots and age appropriate activities. With Teaching Bear as the guide, these sturdy books help your child easily grasp concepts such as: making comparisons; recognizing emotions; identifying colors, objects, shapes, and numbers; identifying family members, parts of the body, and more! Unique Hot Dots technology allows the child to touch the Teaching Bear directly on the correct answer picture to get a positive response. Each set includes two books + Teaching Bear. Ages 2+

The nitty-gritty:
Hot Dots Tots Teaching Bear
2 Board books
Bear requires 2 AAA batteries, not included.

Features

  • Hot Dots Tots Teaching Bear
  • 2 Board books
  • Bear requires 2 AAA batteries, not included.

Additional Info

379977

B348EF79

086002023315

2331

2 AAA batteries are required (not included)

1.1 pounds

12.0 x 8.0 x 2.6

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots All About Me Story Boards
 
4.1

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (28)
  • Interactive (27)
  • Engaging (26)
  • Durable (18)
  • Lots of fun (15)

Cons

  • Poor design (7)

Best Uses

  • Young children (22)
  • Indoor (15)
  • Entertainment (12)
  • Travel (9)
  • Special needs (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (16), Education oriented (15), Working parent (9), First time parent (8), Stay at home parent (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (13)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

This interactive board book set is sure to appeal!

Having a two- and three year old at home, I can attest that these interactive board books are a great way to both fit in some reading time and make your kids feel involved...Read complete review

Having a two- and three year old at home, I can attest that these interactive board books are a great way to both fit in some reading time and make your kids feel involved in the learning process. The text poses very simple multiple choice questions (think, "Which picture shows a nose," followed by a picture of a nose, versus another body part) and asks kids to use Elliott the Bear to touch/press down on the correct image selection. If your child answers correctly, Elliott makes a noise. If not, he stays silent. My three year old nailed this concept fairly quickly and enjoyed doing something besides using her finger to point at a picture. My two year old took a bit longer to catch on but eventually grasped what she was supposed to do, thanks to her older sister's modeling. One big perk is that Elliott is easy to grasp, which is especially nice for little fingers that are still becoming accustomed to fine motor skills. In addition, even without Elliott, the illustrations in the two board books are colorful, fun, and definitely appeal to a younger audience. Finally, the books (and accompanying bear stylus) are compact enough to easily fit into a diaper bag or purse, which makes this the perfect take-along toy if you're waiting in line at the grocery store or are sitting in the pediatrician's office. A great idea for a stocking stuffer this holiday season!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Making Story Time Fun With Elliot

My child has been using the Hot Dots Jr and Hot Dots materials for a few years. She enjoys the interactive element of the pen and I love the self-correcting aspect.
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My child has been using the Hot Dots Jr and Hot Dots materials for a few years. She enjoys the interactive element of the pen and I love the self-correcting aspect.

The Hot Dots Tots books and Elliot pen are very cute and age appropriate for 1-3 year olds. I like that the books can be used independently if you so choose. The stories are simple, but engaging, with pictures and stories that appeal to the younger set. The Elliot pen enhances the stories, but does need to be explained, and it does not work or sound when on the "wrong" element or with other books. Elliot is also not compatible with the other Hot Dots materials. Depending on your child, that may prove confusing or frustrating.
My child is now 5 and reading (mostly) independently. She liked the books, because, well, she loves all books, and she thought the pen was very cute. But the content was really appropriate for a much younger child. We'll be passing it on to her 1 and 3 year old cousins.

Overall, I love Hot Dots as a concept, but I think it's best used for older children (4- up) who have a better grasp on the abstract usage of the accompanying pen, as well as a stronger leaning toward academic work. I *can* recommend this set to those parents who are really into tech and love to get the latest and greatest educational toys for their youngsters.

I was furnished with a complimentary copy of Hot Dots Tots from Educational Insights for review purposes. All opinions are truthful and my own.

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4.0

Worthwhile and Interesting Books for Toddlers

By Nicole

from TX

About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

Pros

  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Young Children

Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots All About Me Story Boards:

I love Hot Dots Products and am excited to see this new line for toddlers. It is recommended for ages 2-3. One of my children is right at 2 and she doesn't quite know how to answer correctly, but she sure enjoys being read to and practicing pushing on the book with the pen. She's thrilled with the music and light response from the pen, and I'm sure an older child would enjoy the positive reinforcement as well. The board books are excellent quality as far as construction, topics and artwork. However, I'd prefer if the pen was better quality. Inquisitive fingers like to poke and prod it and the clear pad on the end can easily become pushed in, damaged or fall off. While I like the smaller size of the Elliott pen, it is not built the same as the regular hot dot pens. Overall, I'd plan on collecting all of the books in the Hot Dot Tots series because I like how they look and are written.

 
4.0

Fun gift idea

By Prizzleberry

from Utah

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

Pros

  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Young Children

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots All About Me Story Boards:

    We have a few of these Hot Dots sets. With the Tots sets our oldest likes to read the stories and have the younger two answer the prompts with the pen. The Elliott pen will only respond to the correct answers instead of telling you that the answer isn't correct like the sets geared to older kids will do. I do wish that the prompts were a little more related to the story sometimes. When we received this set, the Elliott pen was faulty and wouldn't work consistently. Educational Insights was awesome to work with us and send a replacement pen. We plan to give a few of these sets to my young nephews (who are homeschooled) as a fun way to work on their reading skills.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Perfect for Littles

    By Dawn

    from Savannah, Ga

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Indoor
      • Travel
      • Young Children

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots All About Me Story Boards:

      We received this product as part of a Play Panel Test group. We've always enjoyed the Hot Dot products that we have had in the past and this is perfect for my toddler. She wants to do what her big sister is doing and now she can with the thick board books and a pen that is easy for her to hold. She gets excited when Elliot lights up and loves toting around the books through out the house.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great product!

      By A grandma

      from Peoria, Il

      About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Indoor
        • Special Needs
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots All About Me Story Boards:

        Very pleased.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        I would buy this again

        By Happy mom

        from Riverside, CA

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Travel
          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots All About Me Story Boards:

          I have a 2 year old and 4 year old they loved it. They enjoy books and I love they have fun and learn at the same time.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Wonderful books!

          By Jamie

          from IL

          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Interactive

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots All About Me Story Boards:

            I received this set as a sample for review.
            I love the Hot Dots books! My two year old and I love having an opportunity to read the books in a question and answer format. Some of the questions are simple and she always seems to feel accomplished answering them correctly. Others are a bit more challenging, which gives us something to work on together. She loves the illustrations and regularly pulls out these books to look at on her own.
            The bear is not a great fit for us just yet. I think when my daughter is closer to three she may enjoy using the bear more. She becomes frustrated when the bear doesn't chime the first time on a correct answer. The fact that there is no "incorrect" chime for a wrong answer makes it more confusing if she doesn't have the bear positioned just right on the correct answer. Still a great concept, but she enjoys just pointing to the right answer at this age.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Love the books, pen needs some work

            By Jen

            from Round Lake, IL

            About Me First Time Parent

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Engaging
            • Interactive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor
              • Travel
              • Young Children

              Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots All About Me Story Boards:

              I received this from Educational Insights to provide an honest opinion on this toy.

              I really like the concept of this toy. The books that come with the set are very durable and the pictures in the books are nice and bright. There are two books included with this set. One is about visiting the doctor and the other is about a birthday party, both of which my daughter is very interested in.

              The bear pen is a cute idea but was difficult at times for my 2-year-old as the pen tip had to be placed just right on top of the correct answer for it to light up.

              Overall my child enjoyed the toy but the pen needs some work. - See more at: https://www.educationalinsights.com/product/hot+dots--174+tots+animals+interactive+board+book+set.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&from=fn&ecList=7&ecCategory=121823#customerreview

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              This interactive board book set is sure to appeal!

              By Katie Marsico

              from Elmhurst, IL

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

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor
                • Travel
                • Young Children

                Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots All About Me Story Boards:

                Having a two- and three year old at home, I can attest that these interactive board books are a great way to both fit in some reading time and make your kids feel involved in the learning process. The text poses very simple multiple choice questions (think, "Which picture shows a nose," followed by a picture of a nose, versus another body part) and asks kids to use Elliott the Bear to touch/press down on the correct image selection. If your child answers correctly, Elliott makes a noise. If not, he stays silent. My three year old nailed this concept fairly quickly and enjoyed doing something besides using her finger to point at a picture. My two year old took a bit longer to catch on but eventually grasped what she was supposed to do, thanks to her older sister's modeling. One big perk is that Elliott is easy to grasp, which is especially nice for little fingers that are still becoming accustomed to fine motor skills. In addition, even without Elliott, the illustrations in the two board books are colorful, fun, and definitely appeal to a younger audience. Finally, the books (and accompanying bear stylus) are compact enough to easily fit into a diaper bag or purse, which makes this the perfect take-along toy if you're waiting in line at the grocery store or are sitting in the pediatrician's office. A great idea for a stocking stuffer this holiday season!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                I highly recomended this book

                By Sarah

                from Torrance,Ca

                About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment
                  • Indoor

                  Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots All About Me Story Boards:

                  I highly recommend this book for children,espacially for age between 2-3years old.Its an educational ,attractive way of learnning.The tone that my baby listen after pressing on the right answer make it very encourgeing way to read more and learn more.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Educational Story Time Addition

                  By D. McCoy

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                  Pros

                  • Educational
                  • Engaging
                  • Interactive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots All About Me Story Boards:

                    This product has been a fun addition during our evening story time ritual for our 2 year old. It The storyline includes questions that have two picture options as answers at the base of each page. Upon correctly identifying the picture, the bear chimes with music. The stories are age appropriate and a good learning tool to utilize along with the bedtime routine. Our two year old enjoys the novelty of having the bear to hold and interact with along with the story. The bear does require a decent amount of pressure for a two year old to be applied to the correct photo. The board books seem fit to take multiple pushes without leaving any indentations on the pages.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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