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Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Colors and Shapes Interactive Board Book Set with Elliott Pen

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Set the foundation for a lifelong love of reading with this set of Interactive Board Books and adorable Elliott - The Musical,Teaching Bear pen. Using the adorable All About Vehicles Interactive Board Books, parents can teach their toddlers about vehicles from cars to boats to planes as well as introduce emotions, color and shape recognition, counting and more! Simply press Elliott to the correct answer on any activity for fun lights and sounds that encourage little learners!

The Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Colors and Shapes Interactive Board Book Set with Elliott Pen Features:

  • Simply press Elliott to the correct answer dot on any page to activate fun lights and sound effects.

  • Includes two interactive board books, Rainbow Salad and A Day at the Park and Elliott -The Musical, Teaching Bear pen.

  • Books introduce 10 different colors and shapes.

  • Elliot-The Musical, Teaching Bear pen is not compatible with other Hot Dots or Hot Dots Junior sets.

  • Pen requires 2 AAA batteries (not included).

Features

  • Simply press Elliott to the correct answer dot on any page to activate fun lights and sound effects.
  • Includes two interactive board books, Rainbow Salad and A Day at the Park and Elliott -The Musical, Teaching Bear pen.
  • Books introduce 10 different colors and shapes.
  • Elliot-The Musical, Teaching Bear pen is not compatible with other Hot Dots or Hot Dots Junior sets.
  • Pen requires 2 AAA batteries (not included).

Additional Info

691958

E1A780DD

086002023346

2334

2 AAA batteries are required (not included)

1.2 pounds

11.7 x 7.9 x 2.6

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Colors and Shapes Interactive Board Book Set with Elliott Pen
 
3.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (8)
  • Interactive (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lots of fun (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Young children (8)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (7), Education oriented (5), Working parent (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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3.0

Great Concept; Needs Improvement

By The IE Mommy

from Beaumont CA

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

Pros

  • Educational
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Poor Design

Best Uses

  • Young Children

Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Colors and Shapes Interactive Board Book Set with Elliott Pen:

The set comes with two books and Elliot the bear. Elliot is a musical pen like bear who brings a whole new level of fun to learning!

There are several different sets available with focus on different things and even sets designed specifically for older kids. This particular set comes with A day at the Park and Rainbow Salad. Jax's favorite is rainbow salad because he's really more into colors than shapes at this point.

I was surprised to find that A Day in the Park starts with "Finn and his mommies stroll to the park." I understand we live in a very liberal world different from the one I grew up in. However, I don't want to have this conversation with my toddler because he will not understand it at all. Even my older kids at 6 and 8 have not been exposed to this yet. Some will probably feel it's a sign of the times and we may as well get used to it. I, however, am putting this book away because I want to talk to my kids about it in my own time when I feel they are ready. I do think there should be some kind of warning on it for parents who feel the same.

Elliot takes 2 AAA batteries (not included) to get him working. This is one of the harder things I've tried to get batteries into. The screw on top of his head is super small and a bit temperamental to turn, even with the right size screw driver. You have to be really careful not to strip the screw while getting the batteries in. Once in, he works like a charm.

Each page has a statement about what is happening in the picture and then asks a question relating to color. It gives only two options to increase their chances of getting it right! If they place Elliot on the wrong answer, nothing happens. If they place it on the correct one they are rewarded with his music and lights that lets them know they have chosen correctly! I like that it only responds when correct so it doesn't confuse toddlers. It's obvious when they are right or wrong.

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4.0

Great for head-eye and cause and effect

By Lindsey

from Richmond, VA

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

Pros

  • Durable
  • Educational
  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Young Children

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Colors and Shapes Interactive Board Book Set with Elliott Pen:

    The first set I received the bear didn't work after trying many batteries. The company sent another quickly with batteries. My just turned 2 son enjoyed using the pen just like his bigger sister's Hot Dots set. I like how for the toddlers it only lights up for correct answers and not correct/incorrect like the older version of Hot Dots does. From experimenting we found it would light up if he touched the black car as well and not just the dot under the color black. It will be good for his hand eye coordination and cause and effect.
    The books themselves are sturdy and can be enjoyed without the pens. As mentioned in the other reviews one book does feature two mothers.

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    • No

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    1.0

    Elliot Pen did not function

    By McMom

    from IL

    About Me Working Parent

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Travel
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Colors and Shapes Interactive Board Book Set with Elliott Pen:

        Unfortunately Elliot The Musical Teaching Bear pen did not function properly so we were unable to utilize this toy.

        *We are part of the El Play Panel and received this product for review purpose. All opinions expressed are my own.*

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        5.0

        Great for 2 and 3 year olds!

        By Nessa

        from South Dakota

        About Me Working Parent

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Colors and Shapes Interactive Board Book Set with Elliott Pen:

          This was a great product for my 3 year old. The board book is durable and the teddy bear was adorable. The teddy bear's name is Elliot and it came with 2 books-Rainbow Salad which is about colors and A Day at the Park which is about shapes. I like the simplicity of having 2 choices for my 3 year old to choose from, it makes it less confusing.

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          • No

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          4.0

          So glad they came out with this!

          By Ashley

          from Indiana

          About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Interactive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Colors and Shapes Interactive Board Book Set with Elliott Pen:

            We love hot dots for our homeschool! Now, my 2 year old can join in and do "school" too! I feel like the bear *could* maybe make a little more engaging sounds...or play music. But regardless it is a wonderful product!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Skill Reinforcement and Hand-Eye Coordination for Toddlers

            By TrojanMommy

            from California

            About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working 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 Tots Colors and Shapes Interactive Board Book Set with Elliott Pen:

              I received the Hot Dots Pre-K Math set for my 2.5 year old son. It has been a big success in our home!

              This set comes with two board books, one about shapes (featuring a story about going to the park) and the other about colors (featuring a story about shopping for fruit). The books are sturdy, have pages that lay flat, and have bright, attractive illustrations.

              This set also comes with Elliott – The Musical Teaching Bear, which is a "pen" that the kids touch to the correct answer. Elliott gives immediate feedback after each correct answer: with his light-up heart and his sounds.

              I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly my son grasped the concept of using Elliott to indicate his answer choice – it literally just took one page for him to "get it"! I love the fact that my son thinks he's having fun, but he's really learning and reinforcing knowledge as well as hand-eye coordination. I highly recommend this for toddlers!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Very cute product!

              By Elena Z.

              from Mount Laurel

              About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor
                • Travel
                • Young Children

                Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Colors and Shapes Interactive Board Book Set with Elliott Pen:

                This product is adorable. My nearly 2 year old enjoys the books and the Elliott pen. She enjoys hearing the sounds Elliott makes and seems to understand the idea of answering the questions, much to my surprise. I've recommend this product to some friends because I feel like the two-year-old birthday can be tough to buy for (since so many products are age three and up). I believe these sets would make a great gift. I wish I could buy more books without them being packaged with another pen. Also, the pen needs a firm press on a firm backing to make sounds.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect for my 3 year old!

                By Beth

                from Livingston, NJ

                About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Educational
                • Interactive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Colors and Shapes Interactive Board Book Set with Elliott Pen:

                  The books included apply to real world scenarios which we love! Identifying colors of vegetables and going to the park! We are so tired of workbooks and I do not want to give the kids constant screen time. This product is wonderful because it feels like they are using a tech tool but they are working on fine motor skills via holding the pen and are learning how to read!

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Probably best with 3 year olds

                  By Lauren

                  from Winfield, IL

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

                  Pros

                  • Educational
                  • Interactive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Tots Colors and Shapes Interactive Board Book Set with Elliott Pen:

                      I have two sons (newly turned 4 and 2.5). This felt too remedial for my 4 year old. He wasn't interested in using the pen at all, but did enjoy reading the book. My younger son wasn't interested at all. I think he's just a bit too young to want to sit down with the pen and answer questions. It's a cute toy and it's at a great level for little kids, but I think my sons were either too old or too young for it.

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