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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Pete The Cat I Love Preschool! Card Set with Pen

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Teach kids that preschool rocks! With two activity sets to choose from, kids will be learning in no time! Millions of Pete the Cat fans love this cool, groovin', easy-going, rockin' cat! With 20 best selling children's books on the market and more releasing each year, happy, fun-loving Pete has become a preschool and kindergarten sensation! Each set includes two spiral bound card sets with over 200 activities and an interactive Pete the Cat Pen plus award certificate and reward stickers. Simply press the pen on an answer for immediate audio and visual feedback. Pen requires 2 AAA batteries, not included. Compatible with any Hot Dots or Hot Dots Jr. card or activity sets.


Helps develop foundational preschool skills in reading, math, science, social studies and more.

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655292

587CD7B7

086002024510

2451

1.3 pounds

12.1 x 9.1 x 2.0

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Pete The Cat I Love Preschool! Card Set with Pen
 
4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (27)
  • Engaging (25)
  • Interactive (23)
  • Lots of fun (20)
  • Durable (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Young children (21)
  • Indoor (18)
  • Travel (14)
  • Entertainment (13)
  • Special needs (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (21), Education oriented (12), Working parent (10), Stay at home parent (8), First time parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (11)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

5 Stars from this Grandmom!

Hot Dots are one of my three year old grandson's favorite activities, so when I saw this Pete the Cat Preschool edition - I knew he had to have it!

I was...Read complete review

Hot Dots are one of my three year old grandson's favorite activities, so when I saw this Pete the Cat Preschool edition - I knew he had to have it!

I was not surprised at all when we sat down together to play and he was engaged and so excited! This activity is great to help develop early learning skills, such as shapes, upper and lower case alphabet, rhyming words and patterns.

Here are some of my thoughts after playing this with my grandson:

The box was easy to open and the pen was not only adorable, but it was easy to use. Since my grandson has used Hot Dots before, he knows that the pen needs to be in the middle of the black dot to register correctly, but I could imagine that first time users may have difficulty with this fine motor skill. I love that the pen gives immediate feedback so that the child knows whether their answer was correct or to try again.

The 2 spiral notebooks were durable, portable and small enough to take with us to a restaurant or in the car.

The stickers were an added bonus and I've never seen them included with Hot Dots before. My grandson loved getting a sticker once he completed a skill.

The only small con I have to add, which was not enough to make me give this 4 stars, was that reading skills ARE needed for a 3 year old to play. I was surprised, as many Hot Dots can be completed independently and this activity is for preschoolers and most preschoolers can not read. An adult was definitely needed to sit with the child to read the directions in order for this to be completed. I imagine once he plays a few times, he will be able to play on his own.

All and all, I was very impressed with this activity. I feel it is engaging, colorful, and fun and it reinforces all the early learning skills my grandson is learning in preschool! This grandmom gives Pete the Cat - I love Preschool FIVE STARS!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Probably better for a slightly older child

This is a nice product, but I think it might be better for a child who is a bit older. My son just turned three and had a little bit of a hard time...Read complete review

This is a nice product, but I think it might be better for a child who is a bit older. My son just turned three and had a little bit of a hard time with it -- some of the concepts are more advanced than I think he's capable of right now. However, in another few months, he will probably be able to catch on much better! I'll just put it away for now and take it out down the road. He loves Pete the Cat, so this is a great way to get him interested!

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1.0

Doesn't Work

By Marcus the disappointed father

from Chicago, IL

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Pete The Cat I Love Preschool! Card Set with Pen:

      It simply doesn't work. I'm guessing I just purchased a defective one but try explaining that a three year old on their birthday.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      pete pete pete

      By picky mom

      from colorado

      About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Indoor
        • Travel
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Pete The Cat I Love Preschool! Card Set with Pen:

        My draughts favorite books to read is Pete the cat and when I found this interactive Pete the cat I know she will love it. As I viewed it online I wasn't so sure how I felt about this learning I after viewing it in person give it a thumbs up.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Making learning fun!

        By Cinzia

        from NJ

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

        Pros

        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Limited

          Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Pete The Cat I Love Preschool! Card Set with Pen:

          This toy comes with a Pete the Cat pen and learning book. (Batteries are not included) children can easily operate Pete by pressing the pen on the black circles on the page. Pete's eyes light red or green if the answer is correct or wrong. Music also plays. I read the questions to my daughter (ex. What things on this page are blue?). She found the answers. She's 4 and although she knows her colors she thought it was fun to press every dot. She likes to do her "homework" but I wish she could be a little more independent. If the directions were written for non-readers that would be a nice improvement (i.e. A magnifying glass with a blue square.) this is a nice way though to review some basic preschool skills. It's a good travel toy - easily fits in a diaper bag or car pocket. I received this in exchange for my honest review.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Fun and lots of learning going on

          By Cindy

          from Plymouth MN

          About Me Speech Language Pathologist

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Special Needs
            • Travel
            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Pete The Cat I Love Preschool! Card Set with Pen:

            I used this product in my speech therapy sessions. The students loved it. I was able to target many skills including: following directions, numbers, letters, shapes, sequencing, patterns and more. It was a fun activity that I used as a "reward" at the end of our session and I was also able to use it for my lesson to target student needs. I liked was the hot dot pen has a larger size screw so it was so much easier to open.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Very helpful for active 3 year old

            By SillyMommy3

            from Jacksonville Fl

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

            Pros

            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

            • Pen in a little sensitive

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Indoor
            • Travel
            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Pete The Cat I Love Preschool! Card Set with Pen:

            Very happy with this product. My 3 year old has problems wanting to count and engage in more educational toys. This one she calls her 'notebook' and she loves it. She says she has her big girl notebook now. She loves counting the items or looking to see what letter it is. She feels encouraged and it makes her keep wanting more. I am sure soon she will want the other book as she has been through the book twice now. I will say the pen is a little sensative because you have to get in the black correct answer exactly or it will go off as incorrect which frustrated my daughter quite a bit, but didn't stop her from playing. All in all very happy with this toy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Fun and learning in one!

            By Anonymom1

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Teacher

            Pros

            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Young Children

              Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Pete The Cat I Love Preschool! Card Set with Pen:

              My preschool son and I were sent this product to try out. We love it! My son enjoyed the Pete the Cat character right away and called it a "boy Hello Kitty". He can sit for a very long time and remain engaged while I read the questions to him and selects the answers. It is very interactive since the pen lights up and provides positive reinforcement for correct answers. I like that it is challenging enough for a preschooler and still is fun. The only issue is that I need to sit with him to read the questions. It would be great if the pen could read the questions to him in some way. We love this toy and highly recommend!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Love Pete the Cat

              By JS

              from Chicago

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

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Educational
              • Lots of Fun

              Cons

              • Not an independent activity

              Best Uses

              • Young Children

              Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Pete The Cat I Love Preschool! Card Set with Pen:

              My 3 yo was super excited once he saw the box. He loves Pete the Cat and was so excited to see what the activity was all about. Super easy packaging, we got started right away. He loved the sounds and music that Pete made and how the eyes lit up. He had to get the hang of pushing the pen straight up and down to get the appropriate response from Pete. Questions and concepts weren't too difficult for him or too easy. I could see that he was thinking about his answers. The only negative is that I wish that this was more of an independent activity. He doesn't know how to read yet so someone has to sit with him.

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              4.0

              Great for parnet/child to play together

              By Melissa

              from Burnsville, MN

              About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

              Pros

              • Educational
              • Engaging
              • Interactive

              Cons

              • Child can't play on their own

              Best Uses

              • Indoor
              • Travel

              Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Pete The Cat I Love Preschool! Card Set with Pen:

              I got this for my 3.5 year old son. He really likes the cat pen - it makes a "correct" and "incorrect" noise based on which dot he presses in the book. The reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is that an adult has to participate. He can't read the questions and they aren't laid out in a way where he could very easily figure it out without being able to read. So it is a great educational toy for parents to play with their children, just not something you can set them down with and step away.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Super Cute, Loved this game - will buy more 'Pete the Cat'!

              By Kristina in Martinez

              from Martinez, CA

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Pete The Cat I Love Preschool! Card Set with Pen:

                  Loved, loved, loved this game with my daughter! I thought she'd be too young (19 months) but we pulled it out and played with it and it was nice to interact and get her brain going on something other than Winnie the Pooh :) The light up eyes are fun enough to keep her engaged, and the books are pretty sturdy. Only feedback was there's a lot of packaging for what is inside. I will look into buying additional books.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  I would recommend this product

                  By Tina

                  from Plano, TX

                  About Me First Time Parent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Educational
                    • Entertainment

                    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Pete The Cat I Love Preschool! Card Set with Pen:

                    My 3 year old son has enjoyed learning with Pete the Cat. He gets excited when he sees the eyes turn green and hears the music affirming he selected a correct answer.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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