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Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set

Ages 4-6


Practice key early learning skills with fun activities using our talking pen friend.
  • Targets colors, letters, numbers, shapes, patterns and more in an engaging game play format

  • Features Ace – the Talking, Teaching Dog™ - an interactive stylus that uses fun sound effects, encouraging phrases, and blinking lights to guide children through 160 different activities; additional pens available separately to allow multiple children to use kit at once

  • Provides immediate feedback that rewards progress and corrects mistakes so children can learn at their own pace

  • Includes 80 richly illustrated, double-sided Activity Cards that are pressure-sensitive and work with Talking Hot Dots® Pen

  • Pen requires 2 AAA batteries, not included

  • Grades PreK+
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Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set
$39.99
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Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set
 
3.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (3)
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    1.0

    It is not always correct

    By Tripta

    from NJ

    Pros

      Cons

      • Wrong Answers

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set:

      I bought this for my son who is 4 years old. While using this product, I saw it functioning incorrectly on a number of occasions. Ace was saying 'That's right' and glowing Green when it was placed on incorrect dots. But for some of these, Ace's response changed with a second attempt. I am not sure why it is behaving this way. But there definitely is some problem with the product. I bet this can confuse children and even teach them incorrect stuff.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great for my preschooler!

      By Jen

      from Grayslake, IL

      About Me Parent

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set:

        My daughter loved using this and she's 3. Could not get enough of Ace and his barks! I know she is going to do great in preschool!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        A big hit!

        By Mom of 4

        from Midwest, USA

        About Me Parent

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • High Quality
        • Lasting Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set:

            My 3 1/2 year old son received this set as a gift. It is a BIG hit! He loves the talking dog and has had a great time trying out all the cards included with the set. In fact, it's been such a hit that his 2 sisters always want to play with it too. I guess we'll be buying some more pens soon!

            We haven't had any issues with our pen working and I feel that the cards that are included in this set offer a nice variety of topics to start with. I love that this is a gift that can grow with him too.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Really like this product!

            By JLmama

            from Ohio

            About Me Educator, Parent

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Assemble
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Travel

              Comments about Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set:

              I bought this for my son last year when he was 4 and we are still using it. He likes his dog pen and the feedback he gets when he answers correctly. We use this product at home and have taken it on vacation too. His older sister was able to help him with it during the car ride. She has her own Hot Dots 4th Grade and we will be buying 5th Grade this year. I think the Hot Dots are a great combination of flash cards and technology that kids love!

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              • No

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Great, if the talking pen would work

              By Girls Mom

              from Newburgh, New York

              About Me Educator, Parent

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Play while learning

              Cons

              • Talking pen doesn't work

              Best Uses

              • Can use anywhere

              Comments about Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set:

              My daughter received this three months ago for Christmas. As an educator and a parent, I was happy to see a product that encourages readiness skills while playing. She has used it a few times and the pen only works intermittently. It signals a wrong answer when the answer is correct. She becomes frustrated and I am disappointed.

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