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Hot Dots Jr. Activity Card & Pen Set - Phonics Fun

Hot Dots Jr. Activity Card & Pen Set - Phonics Fun is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 12.
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Recommended Ages: 4+ years
Includes: 80 cards & Ace talking pen (AAA batteries not included)
Other Info: Nonreturnable
Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Shipping Method: UPS / FedEx

The Hot Dots Jr. Activity Card and Pen Set targets alphabet, letter sounds, long and short vowels, blends, digraphs and more in an engaging game play format. Provides immediate feedback that rewards progress and corrects mistakes, allowing students to learn at their own pace. Includes 80 richly illustrated, double-sided activity cards that are pressure-sensitive and work with Ace the Talking, Teaching Dog. Ace requires 2 AAA batteries, not included.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely FUN! I love educational Insights toys! I love the Lesson Guide that comes along, very helpful by giving you tips and activities you can do with your little one, my daughter is now 5 so I found this to be a little easy for her, it gives her a refresher of what she's been learning in school and I use it as a tool for reading, we've had a lot of fun and I plan to continue using this for the summer months.The pen is definitely a plus because it talks and they get to check their work. Down fall it doesn't come in a box where you can store all the cards, guide and pen, I have other hot dot jr activities and they came in a nice carrying case which makes for easy travel and less mess for mom.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes assesment of skills FUN! My 5 year old really enjoys learning and so he was really into this set! The cards included lessons to reinforce learning the alphabet, letter sounds, long and short vowel sounds, blending of sounds, digraphs, and more in an interactive and fun game format! Each card features a lesson such as find which pictures begin with the sound made of s and n blended together. Then the pictures each have a black "hot dot" below it that the child can use the Ace talking pen on to see if they selected correctly or incorrectly. Incorrect answers gently encourage your child to try again without making them discourage! It was great to have my son review and practice lessons he'd already mastered as he learned how the Hot Dots system works. Then, he was ready to move on to recognizing the difference between long and short vowels and blended sounds and it was great to be able to work with him on those concepts in a fun and easy way! Disclosure: I received this set for free to review on my website, A Mom's Take. Opinions are my own.
Date published: 2011-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Hot Shots Love Hot Dots! I am a first grade teacher and my students love these! They are very easy to use and help the students to become independent learners. I like them so much that I plan to get more sets of cards.
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect way to make learning fun for an almost 5 year old We are so tired of workbooks and I do not want to give the kids constant screen time. This product is wonderful because it feels like they are using a tech tool but they are working on fine motor skills via holding the pen and are learning how to read! The cards are brightly colored with fun images displayed. The talking pen is so supportive and I see a smile each time my son gets an answer right. This particular kit is great because it comes with a lesson guide so you are not just piling up cards for your child to use you can guide their activity and learning.
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to reinforce Phonics Learning We love the Hot Dots Jr. Phonics Fun! Ace the talking dog is a big hit with our 4 year old son. He is just starting to learn his letter sounds and this is a perfect activity for us to sit an go through as reinforcement. The only down side was he thought that Ace was a reader like another toy he has and he tried to "read" the words with it. Ace is designed to let him know if he has made a correct selection. It only took a few times for him to get the hang of it.
Date published: 2016-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun learning tool. My kids (ages 3.5 and 6.5) both enjoy using this. The preschooler doesn't understand any but the easiest set of cards (beginning letters of words) but it will be a great teaching tool as he goes farther into school. He loves playing with the pen and picking all the answers though! The older one has fun using it as well. It definitely requires parent help and interaction for kids who can't read yet.
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun for Preschoolers! My preschooler (newly turned 4) loved playing with this. He was a little intimidated at first but then once he realized he was familiar with the letters he went whizzing through it. He enjoys sitting down and working through the flash cards testing his knowledge. It's nice to see he want to play something educational.
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Way To Learn And Review! This is such a fun way for my 6 year old to learn and review! This set comes with 80 sturdy cards that are double-sided. There a variety of different lessons to go through, such as letter sounds, vowels, and blends. The activity format/goal changes every 4-8 pages, so there is plenty of variety. Every time my son started to get comfortable, the cards switched it up - and that's a good thing! This is great because as soon as my son started getting tired, the topic changed, and he was ready for more! This set also comes with Ace - The Talking, Teaching Dog - which is a "pen" that the kids touch to the correct answer. Ace gives immediate feedback after each answer: with his eyes, his words, and his sounds. After getting three correct answers in a row, Ace vibrates and gets really excited - and my son loves it, every single time! I thought that my son would get less excited about this over time, but it hasn't happened yet! We will continue to use this set for reviewing and maybe for fun quiz games/competitions. I highly recommend it for grades PreK-1st.
Date published: 2016-04-09
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