Congratulations to #106 Vicki C
Our home is full of amazing products from Educational Insights, but there’s one product in particular that we not only love, but keep buying more of!
While we’ve been blessed to have been provided many complimentary Hot Dots and Hot Dots Jr. items, I can tell you that we’ve purchased even more at our own expense. Yes, that awesome! This is one brand that I highly recommend for both parents and teachers.
What are Hot Dots/Hot Dots Jr? They are card sets that have the interactive technology for kids to practice a wide variety of subjects independently. Kids simply use a Hot Dots pen to answer multiple choice questions.
The pens provides instant feedback to kids, letting them know if their answer is correct or incorrect. The pens are each around 6 inches tall and they fit easily in little hands. My daughter learned very quickly to hold the pen straight up and down (as opposed to at an angle) and touch the black dot by the correct answer.
Available Pens that can be used with all Hot Dots/Hot Dots Jr products:
For younger children, you can start with Hot Dots Jr……..and that’s what we started with when our daughter was 4 years old. Hot Dots Jr card sets are aimed for children ages 3-5, but I quickly learned that it all depends on your child. Some 2 year old’s could easily use them. I also learned that my daughter, at age 4, had already outgrown the Hot Dots Jr sets, when we began with Colors. While she could answer ALL the questions correctly, it was still fun for her. So I immediately knew getting sets that were more challenging would be welcomed.
The Hot Dots Jr Card Sets come in many different topics. Examples of card sets include:
- The Alphabet
- Numbers and Counting
- Patterns and Sequencing
- Beginning Phonics
- Beginning Science
- Problem Solving
The Hot Dots Card Sets are aimed for children ages 6 and up, but we are already using them. There are so many subjects to choose among….too many to list. AND…. if your child is struggling with a subject in school, Hot Dots would be an invaluable tool.
Category Examples of Hot Dots Card Sets:
- Vocabulary – like Synonyms, Phonics, etc
- Mathematics – like Addition, Word Problems, etc.
- Science – like Astronomy, Weather, etc.
- Other – like Money, Telling Time, etc.
The cards themselves are durable (which is a major plus when dealing with toddlers). If you like to laminate cards, be sure NEVER to laminate these.
NOTE: While I love the independent nature of using the pen with the activity cards, you certainly do not need to purchase the pen, which is available separately. You can just use these as regular flash cards. Many options.
We just added 2 new card sets to our collection, the first one being Money. Priced at just $9.99, this is a great tool for children. They can learn on their own, or the can be quizzed by parents or teachers using them as flash cards. An answer key is provided. The two-sided cards begin very simply, focusing on coin recognition, then advancing to calculating values and more. We’re not using all the cards just yet, but we will grow into all of them.
The other new card set is Blends and Digraphs, which is ideal for any child learning to read.
Hot Dots and Hot Dots Jr are simply amazing products…..I only wish we had started earlier..
Now for some extra fun for my readers:
One (1) lucky winner will receive a choice of Pen and Hot Dots/Hot Dots Jr Card Set!
HOW TO ENTER:
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Giveaway ends at midnight (central time) on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012! Valid for US residents and addresses only. No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be randomly selected. I’ll announce (and contact by email) the winner on this post and the winner will have 2 days to get back to me for delivery details. Limit one set of entries per household.
(Complimentary products were provided. All remarks are the personal and honest opinions of A Frugal Friend.)