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Awesome tool for the classroom
By Ms. A.
from Jefferson City, MO
About Me Education Oriented
Comments about Hot Dots® Jr. Let's Master Kindergarten Reading:
Hot Dots Jr. Reading has been fabulous for my Kindergartners. They use it independently with very little help from me. They like that it tells them if they are correct or incorrect. The skills are tied to our Learning Objectives and are age-appropriate. I have two children work on the Hot Dots Jr. together during centers time. It really is a "Top Choice" in my classroom.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Perfect for Learning to Read!
By Amy D
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children
I dont know about you but there are so many Kindergarten work books out there that tend to waste a ton of paper. I bought several for my daughter but since she was practicing I didn't want her permanently marking the pages. That is why i now prefer this reading set. It is essentially similar to the typical K reading workbooks, but rather than mark the pages, your child just has to touch the pen to the answers. My daughter has been learning so much, and it is surprising me so I am thankful to have this easy to use set!! Plus, the blue puppy is really cute! It requires 2 AAA batteries that are not included.
Teacher Approved Resource!
from Kalamazoo, Michigan
About Me Education Oriented, Kindergarten Teacher
The Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Kindergarten Reading kit from Educational Insights is a definite buy for any incoming or current Kindergartener. As a Kindergarten teacher, my students absolutely loved this kit. The kit comes with two, durable, high quality books and a talking, teaching dog pen named Ace!I use the reading kit in my daily classroom centers. My students love the automatic feedback Ace gives when they identify the correct answer. The students enjoyed the Hot Dots Jr. so much that they often think they're just playing a fun game, but little do they know, they're learning too! This kit is a great independent center activity that works on many of the skills taught in Kindergarten. I absolutely love how this kit provides 15 challenging reading lessons for advanced learners too! The books provide a lot of letter and sound recognition that is great for beginning readers. It is easy to transport and can easily fit into any bag, purse, backpack, etc. for great activities on the go!Overall, I would highly recommend this kit to any parent, teacher, or child. My students were so eager to learn with the Hot Dots Jr. Reading Kit and I love it too!
Help Your Child Find A Love For Learning
The Hot Dots Jr. Kindergarten Reading set is a great way to continue to work with you child after school without them feeling like they are doing worksheets or homework. It will help them with small words, sounds, punctuation, and grammar. I am a firm believer that parents need to put in time with their children outside of school to not only help them learn but help them find a love for learning. Using this set will give your child the knowledge they need to feel successful in school. Ace the Talking Dog pen helps them know if their answers are correct or not but does not take the place of a parent. This set has instructions and problems that parents should be explain and help coach their child through.
Help reinforce and teach reading skills!
By Alexandra Young
from New Jersey
About Me Stay At Home Parent
I received this Hot Dots product from Educational Insights to conduct a review. All opinions of this product are my own.My daughter is in kindergarten and learning constantly how to say new words. We absolutely love this Kindergarten reading Hot Dots Jr set! She loves being able to do the activities to see how to spell words. In two books there are over 85 different lessons teacihing different types of lessons such as letter recognition, sight words, phonics, and more. I love that this set puts her ahead of where she should be in class and also helps to reinforce the things that she learns in class.
Great Learning tool!
By Julie M
from West Seneca NY
About Me First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent
I got the Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Kindergarten Reading kit for my son and I love it! It comes with the Ace the Talking Teaching Dog Hot Dots Pen and two of the Hot Dots workbooks. There is so much for my son to do in the workbooks, it has questions and each has a multiple choice answers with a black dot next to it. Then my son just uses the Hot Dots pen to pick his answer. When he gets the right answer the pen turns green and when it is wrong it turns red.He really enjoys school work so this is great to keep him learning. So this is a great way to continue learning when he is not in school. It is really easy to use. He is learning letter recognition, reading readiness, phonics, sight words, punctuation & grammar. And it is all fun so he doesn't even think of it as learning, which is great for me. There are over 100 lessons so he doesn't get bored with it. This is worth every penny! I really love the Hot Dots jr collection!
Wonderful for Kindergarteners
from Omaha, Nebraska
About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent
I received Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Kindergarten Reading free for review. All opinions are my own.Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Kindergarten Reading includes Ace the Talking Teaching Dog 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 Kindergarten Reading books cover topics such as letter recognition, reading readiness, phonics, sight words as well as punctuation and grammar. My 6 year old started with the Kindergarten Reading books to see how she could do and flew through them. She was done in less than 30 minutes with both books. She immediately grabbed the 1st grade reading books to try out after that which gave her more of a challenge. My 4 year old started out with the Pre-K Reading books, got through them with some concentration and then moved on to the Kindergarten books to give them a spin. They were just a bit too hard for her. She could get through most of Kindergarten book 1, but then had trouble with book 2. With both of these age assessments on my kids I would agree with their placement of age 5+ on the Kindergarten reading set. Overall this is a great supplemental kit for teaching kindergarten 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 kindergarten aged child. It's a great introduction to math for them.
Reading Fun with Ace
By Mulholland Family
Ace makes learning fun with this continuation of reading introduction. With 100 lessons they will be kept busy and ask to keep "working" because they are enjoying the fun. Must have to add on to other Hot Dot Jr. sets you may already own.
Helps Prepare For Kindergarten!
By Miss Frugal Mommy
My four year old son will be starting kindergarten next fall and I wanted to start preparing him. This his been a fantastic resource to help introduce him to the things he will need to know when starting kindergarten. He always is much more engaged in learning activities that are fun and Hot Dots Jr. is exactly that... fun! This has helped build his confidence and is something he know asks to use, instead of having to be told it's learning time. Such a great product that I highly recommend!
Better than an app!
By Maine Mummy
We used this set to follow on from the Hot Dots Pre K set and it was a really nice build on to the earlier books. My son had raced through the Pre K set no problem, and it illustrated which letters he struggled with. I found that working through the Kindergarten set (he just started Kindergarten this year) really let me see how far along he has come since September and identify more clearly what he needs to work on, and what he is simply lazy with. The activities are a little more challenging than the Pre-K set, which definitely helped hold his attention. He did start to get frustrated doing the whole alphabet through for each activity, but he never tires of using the puppy pen, and so it was no trouble to keep going. He would switch out with the Owl from his fairy tales set, and thought that was hilarious. We go through this about once a week, and he still enjoys the activities. The mechanism of Hot Dots is really great for his age group, and I enjoy doing this with him, more than I have enjoyed some of the apps we purchased him for our Ipad. The physicality of it is a bonus, holding an actual book and an actual pen with him feels much nicer than swiping the screen. I like that it is tactile in its approach to learning.
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