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Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Story Board Book

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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 and Teaching Bear. Elliott - The Musical, Teaching Bear - helps little learners grasp basic concepts and reading comprehension by exploring colors, shapes, numbers, size and more through recognition and identification. Simply press the pen on the correct answer and Elliott lights up green and plays a fun song to signal success! Only correct answers keep the game going, while promoting confidence and understanding of cause and effect relationships. Includes 2 interactive board books. Not compatible with other Hot Dots and Hot Dots Jr. sets.

The Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Story Board Book Features:

  • Included: 2 Board books, teaching bear

  • Hot Dots collection

  • Ages 2 and up

  • Bear requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)

Features

  • Included: 2 Board books, teaching bear
  • Hot Dots collection
  • Ages 2 and up
  • Bear requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)

Additional Info

396501

A11644D0

086002023322

2332

2 AAA batteries are required (not included)

1.1 pounds

11.7 x 8.0 x 2.6

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Story Board Book
 
4.1

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (20)
  • Interactive (20)
  • Engaging (19)
  • Durable (14)
  • Lots of fun (11)

Cons

  • Poor design (7)
  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Young children (21)
  • Indoor (12)
  • Travel (10)
  • Entertainment (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (15), Working parent (10), Education oriented (8), Stay at home parent (7), First time parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (11), No (10)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Good, but not great

I received this from Educational Insights so that I could offer my honest opinion, which I am providing.

I think this is a good product, overall, for a...Read complete review

I received this from Educational Insights so that I could offer my honest opinion, which I am providing.

I think this is a good product, overall, for a 2-year-old, but not for a 3-year-old and up (I'm refering to children who are not developmentally delayed in this case). My 3-year-old had a great time paying wit the set, but we blew through the books in about 5 minutes and the whole experience was over. She understood every concept and found every place on every page to make the little bear light up. And then she was on to the next toy!

The bear "pen" seems spotty to me. Sometimes he lights up with ease, and other times it is a really big struggle to get him to light up. I can't explain why, but I put brand new batteries in to test him just to make sure it wasn't a battery issue. Because the bear is unreliable, and because the books need to be read to the child, this isn't an independent play activity for your toddler, just FYI.

I agree with previous reviewers that more books should come in the set to further extend play time.

Again, my child really did enjoy it, but since she wasn't challenged at all by the questions in the book, it couldn't sustain her attention for long. For a child just turning 2, though, I could see the potential in this toy.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

interactive reading

I was happy to review this tot set as he have already reviewed a couple of the jr. sets. The bear pen is a chubbier version of the Jr. sets pen. It was...Read complete review

I was happy to review this tot set as he have already reviewed a couple of the jr. sets. The bear pen is a chubbier version of the Jr. sets pen. It was difficult for my 18m old to hold, easier for the 3yo to hold in one hand but still a little awkward. Both children were thrilled when the bear lit up and played a tune. They tried getting it to work by themselves but it was a bit frustrating as the pen tip has to be directly on top of the correct picture to work. There is not sound for incorrect answers like in the Jr. sets. The board books are very sturdy and enjoyable to read, the interactive questions cover many areas like counting, colors, animal recognition... etc. Nice concept, but not the most useful

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5.0

Great Product

By Ashutosh

from CA

About Me Casual Driver

Pros

  • Corners Well
  • Long Lasting Tread

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All City
    • Combined Highway/City

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Story Board Book:

    Great Product it is.... I love it

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    3.0

    Quick & Easy Learning

    By Jenn G - Jersey Family Fun

    from New Jersey

    About Me Working Parent

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Young Children

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Story Board Book:

      I received this from Educational Insights so that I could offer my honest opinion.

      Hot Dots Tots is a great learning tool. My daughter is 2, and I was surprised how engaged she was and how it reinforced that we are doing a great job teaching her. She had a very easy time identifying the answers, and knew most of them. This is a great product, and I look forward to more books to go along with it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Good interactive activity

      By Jenny

      from Denver, Colorado

      About Me Stay At Home Parent

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Indoor
      • Travel
      • Young Children

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Story Board Book:

      I ordered these books for my 2 year old son. He likes reading the books and the activity of selecting an answer. The bear marker only sounds when the correct answer is selected. I like this feature, focuses on the good and no reaction when incorrect.

      My only unfavorable comment is that the bear has to be straight up and down to read the answer. It's challenging for a child to hold it completely straight up. I help him and it we get through it just fine.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Lovely ideas and books

      By veryhonestreviewer

      from sunnyvale ca

      About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Young Children

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Story Board Book:

      I found the quality of the books very good! The size and thickness is right, the colors are very vibrant, and all the characters and animals are really cute. My baby is 20 months old and don't seem to understand all the questions but regardless she enjoyed. She also got very excited when she figured how the pen works.

      My only complaint is that as with my previous experience with an Educational Insights toy, the pen is not really ergonomic and hard to use for a toddler. Even the instruction has to emphasize that you have to hold it straight up in case people don't get it easily. It wouldn't be a big deal if it were for adults but when it's for babies and toddlers, I believe it should be a bit more effortless.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      3.0

      LOVE the 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 Animals Interactive Story Board Book:

        I love these books and would rate the books alone 5 stars. There are so few question & answer books appropriate for age 2; my daughter and I greatly enjoyed this type of engagement while reading. I would happily purchase other titles similar to these.
        However, the bear pen may need to be put away until she is a little bit older. She became frustrated when trying to use the pen as even when seemingly using it as instructed, the bear does not always easily chime to indicate the correct answer. The fault is really that there is no incorrect answer tone. If a child were able to determine they had just selected the wrong answer rather than no response (sometimes on the correct answer) there would be much less frustration.

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        4.0

        A fun read

        By Rebekah

        from Belleville Ont

        About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

        Pros

        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Indoor
        • Travel
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Story Board Book:

        My kids are really enjoying this product. When they see it in the room they reach for it again and again. The bear engaged them right away. I would like it if the bear did something to indicate incorrect answers, as the kids just though he wasn't working when he didn't do anything. I also think the front and back cover need to be thicker to keep still when pressure is applied. Those pages were the hardest for the bear to work correctly on.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        A Fun Concept for Kids and Parents to Enjoy Together...

        By The Rock Father

        from Rock Father HQ, Illinois

        About Me Rock And Roller, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent

        Pros

        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Story Board Book:

          As an Educational Insights EI Insider, my girls occasionally receive new products for review, and this is one of them...

          Board books with an electronic component are nothing new, but the Hot Dots adds an actual education element to the fun with their new collection.

          Kids will need a parent or other grownup to enjoy this one, as the younger toddlers won't be reading on their own. With Elliott the Musical Teaching Bear, kids answer a question and use him as the pointer - being rewarded with lights and sounds for a correct answer.

          You may find that the Elliott pointer tends to be used outside the books for additional fun, but be aware that he requires 2 AAA batteries, so you'll want to have those on-hand.

          Recommended.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Definitely worth the money!

          By Justine first time mom

          from Holtville, ca

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

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Interactive
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Travel
            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Story Board Book:

            Being able to try this product out was pretty fun, not only for my daughter but for me as well. I got to explore this books with her and Elliot the bear. She loved the pictures of the animals and she's even got to say a couple words from it already! Very very educational book and we loved it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Fun books to read together

            By Andrea

            from Minneapolis, MN

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

            Pros

            • Engaging
            • Interactive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor

              Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Story Board Book:

              It took my two year old a few tries to get into these books and the bear wand but now he enjoys them. The stories are fun, though pretty basic (don't build to anything really). I like the educational component of having my child identify colors, emotions, numbers, etc from the story. The bear wand is tricky to use and does cause him a bit of frustration. I believe the age recommendation is 2+ but because of the bear wand I think 2.5+ or 3+ might be better.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Great concept, pen needs some work

              By Jen

              from IL

              About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Educational
              • Interactive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor
                • Travel
                • Young Children

                Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Story Board Book:

                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. 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.

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