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Hot Dots Jr Let's Master Reading - Pre-K

Hot Dots Jr Let's Master Reading - Pre-K is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 43.
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Includes: 2 books w/ 85 pre-k reading lessons & 15 challenge sessions
Talking interactive pen (pen requires 2 AAA batteries, not included)
Material: Plastic
Warranty: None
Assembly: Assembled
Other Info: Nonreturnable
Product Weight (Lbs): 1.2
Shipping Method: UPS / FedEx

Educational Insights' Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Reading features a talking, teaching pen that guides kids through lessons on a variety of reading skills. The playful, interactive lessons challenge their reading abilities, offers confidence-building feedback and encourages interaction between children and teachers.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for home or on the road This set was a gift for my 4 y.o. She really likes Ace, the cute dog stylus that accompanies the Hot Dots Jr. Pre-K Reading set. He has 23 fun phrases and sound effects to help let the user know how s/he is doing. My daughter laughed the first time she realized Ace would vibrate after she answered three questions in a row correctly. One thing I appreciated about Ace was that he has a mute option. There are two books included in this set and they cover the following topics: Letter Recognition (A-Z, upper/lowercase), Sequencing (before/after), Story Sequence (Which picture completes the story?), Rhyming Words, Color Words, Letters and Words (Find letters that are in the word), Upper and Lowercase Letter Matching, Word Recognition (Match photo/word to a list of words), Letter Sounds, and a Challenge section that asks the child to find the letter that makes the beginning/ending sound of the item pictured. This set is a good fit for children interested in learning letters and their sounds. It is a good start towards reading mastery.
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Hot Dots Jr. for preschoolers! My 4-year-old granddaughter loves using the "Ace" talking pen to discover the answers. I like that it can be muted so it can be used as a quiet activity. Green or red lights indicate whether a choice is correct or incorrect. I received Hot Dots Jr. as a gift but I will definitely recommend this product to others. I would love to find more Hot Dot Jr. books to add to my collection.
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Letter Recognition Reinforcement If you have young children like myself, then you know just how hard it can be starting out with learning the alphabet. My five year old was struggling with learning which letters sounded like what so I was looking for products that could help reinforce letter sounds. This Hot Dots Jr. set was perfect for us! Let me tell you, this is not a game that kids can play with by themselves. You still should be present to ensure they are choosing the right answers. I made the mistake of walking away and my daughter started pressing everything in site. The pen interacts with the black dots so when your child needs to answer something they must choose the correct dot under the picture. Overall, it is fun, but something you should practice with your child.
Date published: 2014-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Learning Toy! I love the Hot Dots Jr products. We received this one and the Kindergarten Math set. My pre-K son is only 3 1/2 and has not shown very much interest in them- he just likes to play with Ace the dog. This is typical of his personality though. My 5 year old who is in Kindergarten- loves both sets. She already knows how to read- but still plays with this set of her brother's pretty often. I like that it is a fun learning game- and so easy to travel with. I plan to take it with us on our next road trip and let my son try it out then. I think he will enjoy it more in a setting where he can not be active and will pay more attention. I think this is a great product and hope it will last a long time!
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Way to Teach Reading My oldest just started pre-k this year and we had not really put much effort into him learning to read himself during his earlier years. He knows what things are and his alphabet but matching up the letters to words was not something we really did. He knew the words "too" and "you" but everything outside of that he was clueless. Now since we have been using Pre-K reading he is learning more words and he is more eager to read versus if we use one of the books off the bookshelves. If you want to have a fun way to teach your child to read, this is definitely a product that you should invest in.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helps Get Your Child Ready for Kindergar I received the Hot Dots Jr. Pre-K Reading set from Educational Insights for review purposes. Both of my kids love math, but struggle a bit more with getting interested in reading. Since my younger daughter will be starting Kindergarten next year, I really want to help get her ready and make sure she knows all of her letters, the sounds that go with them and all of the basics. This set is a lot of fun. You do need to be by your child's side at this age to read them the questions they need to answer, but it covers all of the topics your child needs to get to know to be ready for Kindergarten.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great resource for kids learning to read Ace "the talking dog" is a great pal for my son as he uses this fun Hot Dots Jr set to review his letters and other reading practices. He is in preschool, but he loves doing this and Ace makes it fun. The dogs eyes light up with green or red on correct or incorrect answers and talks to you. It doesn't read the instructions or answers so depending on your child's level you may have to help a little, but it is a great way for us to spend time together and have fun. It is very durable as well. Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Date published: 2014-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Includes 100 lessons to learn preK language arts skills We are huge fans of hot dots and I love how it is helping my kids (ages 3.5 and 5) to learn without using boring flash cards or worksheets. This specific one includes 100 lessons to help with different preK language arts skills like letter recognition, rhyming, sequencing, uppercase/lowercase & letter sounds. My kids love the Ace pen and immediate feedback it provides in a fun way. I love that my kids can work on this independently as well as during one on one time with me. It really is such a great way for them to learn and be prepared for school. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2020-04-14
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