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Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading with Talking Pen

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Product Description

These two-book sets with included Hot Dots provide children with 100 lessons on a variety of reading and language arts skills appropriate for each grade, from reading comprehension and vocabulary to spelling and punctuation. Fifteen of the 100 lessons are challenge activities that prepare children for skills at the next grade level.

The Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading with Talking Pen Features:

  • Master first grade reading skills with this set of two books and an interactive, talking pen!

  • Students simply press the talking Hot Dots Pen to any answer for an immediate audio and visual response.

  • Includes 100 grade-appropriate lessons on a variety of reading and language arts skills.

  • Lessons cover comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and more.

  • Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)

Features

  • Master first grade reading skills with this set of two books and an interactive, talking pen!
  • Students simply press the talking Hot Dots Pen to any answer for an immediate audio and visual response.
  • Includes 100 grade-appropriate lessons on a variety of reading and language arts skills.
  • Lessons cover comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and more.
  • Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)

Additional Info

468586

5BAEEB40

086002023926

2392

batteries are required (not included)

1.7 pounds

9.2 x 8.2 x 2.0

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading with Talking Pen
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (23)
  • Interactive (22)
  • Engaging (21)
  • Lots of fun (18)
  • Durable (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoor (14)
  • Travel (14)
  • Entertainment (13)
  • Young children (13)
  • Older children (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (16), Education oriented (12), Stay at home parent (9), Working parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9), Yes (9)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Satisfied and would give ten stars

I bought a few HOT DOTs products and we use them all almost daily. My youngest daughter is six and she has issues sitting and listening to the topic. Quickly gets boring. With...Read complete review

I bought a few HOT DOTs products and we use them all almost daily. My youngest daughter is six and she has issues sitting and listening to the topic. Quickly gets boring. With HOT DOTs products, it changes completely. She sits, goes through activities and learns even not noticing the whole process. After repeating multiple times she just knows it. I like interactive stories and cards. Ages, specified on the box are really appropriate for that age :) I will be buying more. If you have one type of a pen, it will work on all HOT DOTs products. I thought it wouldn't :)

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

should have read more reviews

our pen doesn not work. After looking online about troubleshooting I then noticed all the bad reviews about many pens not working due to flimsy/poorly made. I will be calling to get...Read complete review

our pen doesn not work. After looking online about troubleshooting I then noticed all the bad reviews about many pens not working due to flimsy/poorly made. I will be calling to get replacement.

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1.0

should have read more reviews

By homeschooling momma

from NH

Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading with Talking Pen:

our pen doesn not work. After looking online about troubleshooting I then noticed all the bad reviews about many pens not working due to flimsy/poorly made. I will be calling to get replacement.

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4.0

Reading Reinforcement

By CKR

from Ohio

About Me Education Oriented, Working Parent

Pros

  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Indoor
    • Travel

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading with Talking Pen:

    My daughter is a first-grader and was so excited to receive this educational toy. She was able to use it independently right away. The first book contains activities pertaining to short vowels, long vowels, vowel digraphs, consonant blends, consonant digraphs, and special vowels. The second book contains more activities including special vowels, sentence sense, sight words, plurals, capital letters, punctuation, reading comprehension, and then several challenge pages. These skills correlate and reinforce what she has been taught in school already this year and the pages are great review. The Hot Dots pen is easy to use and tells the child whether the answer is correct or incorrect with a verbal response and/or a green or red light.

    This product would work well for centers or small groups in a classroom setting. I did feel that my daughter worked through most of the material pretty quickly and I am not sure how much she will use this after initially working on the pages.

    We received this toy from Educational Insights in exchange for this review; all opinions are my own.

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    5.0

    Perfect for Struggling Readers

    By Amy D

    from Massachusetts

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Indoor
    • Young Children

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading with Talking Pen:

    My 6 year old was having some difficulties reading basic sight words. I tried many workbooks, and activity book but nothing seemed to help until we received Hot Dots Let's Master Reading Grade 1. This system contains a fun pen that requires two AAA batteries (not inc.). The pen works by positively reinforcing your child's answers. They have to answer certain questions in the lessons. Each question has an answer with a black dot. To answer, you child simply needs to hover over the right dot.

    Now, my daughter is reading at her grade level in just 3 months time thanks to this very interactive system. There are so many lessons too so it really helps keep kids entertained.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Helping Children Excel

    By CrissaR

    from Utah

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor
      • Older Children
      • Travel

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading with Talking Pen:

      My son loves playing with the Hot Dots Jr. sets. This Hot Dots 1st grade reading is going to be so great for him in the near future. After looking through the book I know what kinds are things are coming up and can watch for him to be ready for this book in case it is before 1st grade. I want my child to be an accelerated learner and with the help of Hot Dots I know he can be. This pen is a great motivational tool. Lights and sound good off when an answer is chosen. This will help my child be able to do the books on his own in the car or at home. Moving from one Hot Dots book to the next is going to be so helpful in my child's education.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Fun and easy educational tool!

      By First Grade Teacher

      from Perryville, Missouri

      About Me Education Oriented

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading with Talking Pen:

        Hot Dots Let's Master Reading is such a fun and easy game for kids to play both independently and with a small group. The packaging is easy to keep organized and both the pen and book fit back into the original box. As a classroom teacher it is important that the kids can access the materials by themselves and with this product there is nothing to worry about. The book covers many reading skills and the directions are also easy to understand and read, so my students can be even more independent! If you are looking for a gift or a classroom resources this would be perfect!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Great on-the-go activity!

        By Sara

        from Cumming, GA

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

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Indoor
          • Travel
          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading with Talking Pen:

          These are great for the car! My boys love using these while we are driving around town. I love that they are practicing their math skills while having fun!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Indendepence Achieved!!

          By Jolene

          from Mims, FL

          About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Engaging

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading with Talking Pen:

              These work great for my son!! I think it would be good to have these at the surrounding grade/ability levels too. I think the challenge would be good for him! Thanks so much!! Excellent product and awesome customer service!!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Learning made fun!

              By Julie M

              from West Seneca NY

              About Me First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Indoor
                • Travel

                Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading with Talking Pen:

                We started with the Hot Dots Jr Kindergarten reading set and now are moving onto this Hot Dots First Grade Reading set. This set includes 2 spiral-bound books and Hot Dots Jr. "Ace"-the Talking, Teaching DogTM interactive, electronic Hot Dots pen. This set is very challenging for my son, but a challenge is good.
                It works very simply. There are black dots next to each question, my son then picks and answer and places the Hot Dots pen on his choice. If he is right the pen turns green and gives him positive reinforcement. When he gets the answer wrong the pen turns red and tells him to try again.
                My son just loves to learn and these sets are really taking him to the next level.He is excelling in his academics and he is always being praised by his teachers. I would not trade these sets for anything and I really recommend them!
                The set is very colorful, durable and I think it will last a very long time!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Independent Learning with Hot Dots

                By Mary

                from Omaha, Nebraska

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

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Educational
                • Interactive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading with Talking Pen:

                  I received Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading free for review. All opinions are my own.

                  Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading includes an interactive talking Hot Dots Pen and two Hot Dots workbooks. The workbooks include questions, and multiple choice answers with a black dot next to each possible response. Your child will use the Hot Dots pen to select an answer by vertically pressing down on one of the dots. If the answer is correct a positive reinforcement will be heard and the pen will light up green. If the answer is wrong, a try again message will sound and the pen will light up red. The Grade 1 Reading books cover topics such as phonics, sight words, reading comprehension, punctuation and grammar.

                  My oldest is in 1st grade and this is a great supplemental reading tool for her. She can do the book independently and loves to bring it along when we are in the car. She can also bring it with us to waiting rooms because it has the ability to adjust or mute the sound, but still light up to let her know if her answer is right or wrong. My daughter is an independent learner, so this is an extremely attractive learning tool for her. She spends at least 30 minutes a day with her Hot Dots set, and that's of her own choosing.

                  Overall this is a great supplemental kit for teaching first grade age kids reading. The pages are durable and made to last through repeated use. These books can be used as a teaching tool and as a review for previous concepts to reinforce those ideas. I recommend this kit to anyone with a first grade aged child. It's a great introduction to reading for them.

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                  5.0

                  Fun with Learning

                  By Grandma Gladys

                  from NY

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

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Entertainment
                    • Indoor
                    • Special Needs
                    • Travel
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 1 Reading with Talking Pen:

                    My grandson really enjoyed Hot Dot's Let's Master 1st Grade Reading. As with the math he liked going through the book with me sitting there although he could do most of it himself. He went through the books for about 25 minutes before even suggesting he wanted to be done. He liked that the pen would let him know rather he was right or wrong. I think this set is educational for learning and also as a confidence booster once they have read through a few times and know the answers.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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