Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set

Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set

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Ages 4-6
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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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    Product Instructions

    Download our Product Instructions and Activity Guide:

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    Hot Dots® Getting Ready for School (3,539k file)

    These skills are covered in the set:

    Reading Math
    Uppercase Letters Geometric Shapes
    Lowercase Letters Colors
    Sight Words Numbers and Sets 1-10
    Vocabulary Counting to 10
    Patterns

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    Educational InsightsHot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set
     
    3.4

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Educational (5)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Interactive (4)
    • Easy to assemble (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (5)
    • Indoor (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Parent (8), Educator (4), Parent of two or more children (4), Stay at home parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    School Prep

    My 5 year old really enjoyed these cards, it is cute product and covers a lot of information. There are 80 double sided cards and they get jumbled up and scattered all over the...Read complete review

    My 5 year old really enjoyed these cards, it is cute product and covers a lot of information. There are 80 double sided cards and they get jumbled up and scattered all over the table- I wish they were in a spiral bound folder or something. Other than that, it was a big hit and everything worked perfectly! My child can't read yet, so I had to be there to provide prompts and read choices, but it was a great way to review and learn skills.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great, if the talking pen would work

    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...Read complete review

    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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    4.0

    Educational and Fun

    By Dawn B

    from Savannah

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor

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

      We love this product. It works as a refresher for my eldest who is in Kindergarten and my youngest who is just beginning to become interested in learning. The only thing that I wish that came with it was something to hold all the cards and maybe another reader other than Ace. We have about ten of him with every Hot Dots package we get.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      School Prep

      By Nicole

      from TX

      About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Indoor
      • Young Children

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

      My 5 year old really enjoyed these cards, it is cute product and covers a lot of information. There are 80 double sided cards and they get jumbled up and scattered all over the table- I wish they were in a spiral bound folder or something. Other than that, it was a big hit and everything worked perfectly! My child can't read yet, so I had to be there to provide prompts and read choices, but it was a great way to review and learn skills.

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      4.0

      Great Educational Tool

      By Sis

      from Grayslake, Il

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

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Indoor
      • Young Children

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

      Great learning tool for my 4 year old son who will be starting kindergarten soon!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Fun for awhile.

      By Mom of five

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

      Pros

      • Educational

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment

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

        My 3 year old loved it but did not want to go along with what it said. He just wanted to push the dots. The older kids had fun with it once and then it got put aside.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        We're Ready for Kindergarten with Hot Dots Jr.!

        By Weaverj501

        from North Little Rock, AR

        About Me Educator, Parent, Thrifty

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Easy To Play
        • Educational
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Interactive
        • Thought Provoking

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Children

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

          The Hot Dots Jr. "Getting Ready for School" set was perfect for my daughter (age 5) and for my students entering Kindergarten. The talking pen allows the child to select his/her answer to the question and hear a sound or phrase to indicate whether their response was correct or incorrect. The cards cover a variety of topics like alphabet, colors, and more! This is also a great toy to have in the car.

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          • No

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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 Educational Insights Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set:

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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (2 of 2 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 Educational Insights 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

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              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 Educational Insights 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 !!

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                • 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 Educational Insights 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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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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 Educational Insights 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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