Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set
Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set
Item # 6106
Ages 4-6
$39.99
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The Big Idea

Give children a jump-start on the readiness skills they need to succeed in school with this complete Hot Dots Jr. set! Kids will be amazed as “Ace” –The Talking, Teaching Dog™ reinforces answers with cool phrases and glowing lights.

Shhh...They're Learning!
  • Playful, interactive learning
  • Confidence-building feedback
  • Provides ample practice time
  • Encourages independent learning
Cut to the Chase
  • 160 Readiness lessons in 5 progressive categories teaches colors, patterns, shapes, numbers, letters, and more
  • Includes 80 richly illustrated, oversized double-sided Activity Cards that work with “Ace”–the Talking, Teaching Dog™
  • Pens requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)

  • National Association of Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) 1997
  • "Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award"
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    Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set
     
    2.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    57%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Easy to assemble (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (5)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Parent (7), Educator (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4), Yes (3)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      1.0

      Ace does not work at all

      By Tara

      from Lawrenceville, Ga

      About Me Parent

      Pros

        Cons

        • Ace Does Not Work

        Best Uses

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

          Ace only says "that's incorrect" even when the answer is.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Is incorrect most of the time

          By Preschool Mom

          from San Fran East Bay, CA

          About Me Parent

          Pros

          • Easy To Assemble
          • The Different Activities

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Is Wrong A Lot
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Travel

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

          My son received this as a gift and was very excited about it. Unfortunately, ACE is wrong most of the time. We have tried helping him and use the pen ourselves but most of the time he says answers are wrong when they are not. It is very confusing for our son, so I am going to keep the cards but am throwing out ACE. Very disappointed!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          3.0

          Loved it !!

          By Mom of 2

          from Toronto, Ontario

          About Me Educator, Parent

          Pros

          • Easy To Assemble
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Outside
            • Travel

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

            My 3 year old loved this but is very advanced and just went right through it. He just turned 4 and we're on to Hot Docs and have left the Jr. version behind but it was definitely fun for him to use... We have since passed it on to a friends 2 year old and he loves it !! Great product !!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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

                Comment on this review

                 
                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!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (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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