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Great on-the-go activity!
from Cumming, GA
About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent, Teacher
Comments about Hot Dots® Let's Master Grade 1 Reading:
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!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Mims, FL
About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent
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!!!
Learning made fun!
By Julie M
from West Seneca NY
About Me First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent
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!
Independent Learning with Hot Dots
from Omaha, Nebraska
About Me Education Oriented, Homeschooler, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent
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.
Fun with Learning
By Grandma Gladys
About Me Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent
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.
Creative lessons for Reading
By Mulholland Family
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children
The lessons are harder but learning is still fun with the next stage in Reading lessons from Hot Dots Jr. Perfect for developing additional reading skills in a fun manner. Perfect for kids of all ages that need help with reading.
Stepping up to first grade in style!
By Maine Mummy
Hot Dots let's master 1st Grade Reading is a great step up from the Kindergarten set. No longer concerned with simply identifying letters, you start by matching pictures to the word they represent. Not to be too boring, the identifier are mixed up, so you have to connect a picture of a girl getting sun burnt to "hot sun" for example. This set is great at maintaining a level of interest. It builds on skills started in the Kindergarten series by focusing on the differences between vowel sounds and bringing consonants together to start teaching different sounds like "sh" and "ch." If your child breezed through the Kindergarten set they might be ready for this, but if they are missing any letters they are going to have a tough time. The methods are much the same, but developed to the higher level. So where in the word "Fish" you would have had to identify "h" as the last letter, you know have to identify the "sh" as the ending sound. The second books builds on the skills of the first book, introducing the correct ways to write things such as "Mrs. vs mrs". You are also introduced to a more complex picture matching series, in which you are given a detailed picture and have to find the only word that could match. My favorite challenges in this series were for matching the capital letters, in which you learn which letters to capitalize and which to leave lowercase. A great step up for a child who likes working with the system. There is a wider difference between the K and 1 books than between the pre-K and K, but the only real downside is the lack of Ace and inclusion of a more generic pen. My son insisted we keep using Ace!
Great Fun While Learning!
from Plano, TX
About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent
My daughter is in kindergarten and we got this set to practice her reading skills. It is a little ahead of her (so it is perfect for 1st grade). I was glad to have some new stuff to learn with it. The batteries were easy to install, and the set is very kid friendly. My 5 year old has had no trouble operating it on her own. It is also very portable and great for car rides, doctor visits, or even while grocery shopping. A great way to keep kids entertained while teaching them! We will be getting more sets!
Great for helping my 1st grader
By Happy Mothering
I received the Hot Dots Let's Master 1st Grade Reading set for review purposes. My 1st grader loves math so much that she'd rather focus on that than reading. So I've been looking for fun ways to encourage to keep developing her reading skills. This set is really great and focuses on all of the concepts she's learning in school right now like blending sounds and long vowels. We use this on the weekends to reinforce what she's doing at school during the week. It's a lot of fun, and I like that they have a more "grown up" pen than the pre-K and Kindergarten sets. I definitely recommend this set if your first grader needs some extra help with reading skills.
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