Friday, August 3, 2012

Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Review & Giveaway

     You all know by now my love of educational products and that one of my favorite stores is Educational Insights.  I'm here to share another great product from this store.  I know that many of you have expressed interest in trying the Hot Dots products.  Today I get to share with you the Hot Dots Jr. Ace the Teaching Talking Dog and 2 sets of the Hot Dots Jr. cards.  All the cards looked really fun so it was hard to choose, but I went with the Alphabet set and the Numbers and Counting.  Jayden already knows his Alphabet and his numbers for the most part, but he can always use extra practice.

     First the Hot Dots Jr. Ace the Teaching Talking Dog is a magic talking pen that talks, barks, and lights up to let you know if your answer is correct or if you need to try again.  The pen is designed for small hands and is easy to use.  Ace will cheer when the child gets the correct answer.  The pen is easily used just by gently pressing down on the dot below the pictures.  Ace helps children to feel independent as they are able to use him on their own and he lets them know if they are right or need to keep trying.  When the answer is correct he will cheer and his eyes light up green.  When incorrect he will
He works with Hot Dots Jr. card sets that are sold separately.

     When we received the box in the mail Jayden immediately identified the Educational Insights symbol on the outside so he knew it was for him.  We opened it up and he picked the Alphabet Hot Dots Jr. Card set to use first.  This set includes 72 Alphabet Activities on 36 double sided cards.  Within the set some of the activities include uppercase, lowercase, and sequencing activities.  There are 3 choices to choose from.  So it might show a capital  letter H at the top with a hat.  Then at the bottom it shows n  h  s and under each letter is a black dot.  The child would touch the dot under the corresponding lowercase letter and in this case letter h.  I like that the set gets a little harder as it begins to sequence too.

     The second set of cards we received was the Hot Dots Jr. set Numbers & Counting.  This set takes into account that you child might have a little basic knowledge of numbers and counting already.  This set also has 72 activities on 36 double sided cards.  It includes activities like numbers, counting, number words, and sequencing.  I like that this set has a variety of activities to teach numbers and counting.  The set progressively gets more challenging.  By adding in the number words this set also encourages letters and words.  Jayden doesn't know the number words yet, but when he tells me the answer I can spell the word and he finds it.

     There are many other sets of Hot Dots Jr. such as beginning science, problem solving, beginning phonics, colors, shapes, and patterns and sequencing.  You can also get Kat, the talking teaching Kitty.  As your child gets older there is the Hot Dots sets that teach higher level skills.

Buy it:   Hot Dots Jr., Ace the Dog $12.99
                                      Alphabet $14.99
                                      Numbers and Counting $14.99 

Win it:  One (1) Arizona Mama Reader will win Hot Dots Pen of choice (Ace or Kat) and choice of any 2 sets of cards. 

 Enter in the Rafflecopter form below!  This giveaway will be open until 8/20 at 12:01AM (EST).  Open to US and Canada!!

    Thank you to Educational Insights for sponsoring this review and giveaway.  
I was provided the above mentioned products for review purposes.  I was not compensated in any way.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced.  disclosure

58 comments:

  1. I like alot of their products, but just looking around i like the Phonics Pad.

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  2. I like that there are also apps you can download too.

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  3. I'd also pick colors and the patterns and Sequencing for the sets and The cat for the pen because my daughter is working with colors right now and she loves cats ^^

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  4. I like the talking electron microscope

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  5. i like the no where to go strategy game debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  6. i would get numbers and counting and patterns and sequencing sets debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  7. I like the GeoSafari® Classroom Dinosaur Dig.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  8. I like the Hot Dots® Jr. Card Set Numbers & Counting and Hot Dots® Jr. Card Set Beginning Phonics.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  9. I also would like the GeoSafari AntZone.
    -Heather S

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  10. I like the Wireless Eggspert
    sylviawhit@gmail.com

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  11. I like the Design & Drill® Power Tool Workshop.

    ziggy28028 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I also like the GeoSafari® Mini Ant Factory™

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  13. If I won I would pick the telling time set and the money set

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  14. I like the Sprout and Grow WIndow

    The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia
    Ldsmom2201 (at) yahoo (dot) com
    http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
    Twitter: The_Happy_Wife

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  15. Talking bug net
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  17. I also like their Alphabet Bean Bags.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  18. I would choose the Hot Dots Jr. Card Set The Alphabet and the Hot Dots Jr. Card Set Numbers and Counting.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  19. Prob the same you picked. Alphabets and counting. I have a 3 and a 5 year old so these would be great
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  20. My son would love the Design & Drill® Power Tool Workshop.

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  21. I like the Quiz Phone.
    805chick7 at gmail dot com

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  22. I would love the GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope.
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  23. I would get the Phonics Activity Cards, Reading Readiness & Blends & Digraphs.
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  24. I would like to get the Bean Bag Toss game. Fun!
    mommieseatsoggycereal at gmail dot com

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  25. I would choose the Reading Readiness set.

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  26. My grandson would love the alphabet bean bags or the teaching tiles.

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  27. I would choose the Hot Dots® Jr. Beginning Science Card Set and the Hot Dots® Jr. Beginning Problem Solving Card Set

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  28. I like the GeoSafari® Vega 360 Telescope

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  29. I like the GeoSafari® Talking Globe
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  30. If I won, I would pick the astronomy and human body sets.

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  31. I learned that their deal of the day is play foam & I got so distracted by that because we love that stuff that I forgot to look for something else. :)

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  32. so many great products I also need the GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope.

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  33. My kids would love the GeoSafari® Jr. Laptop Jr. Ages 3-7 Edition

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  34. I'd pick the Hot Dots® Jr. Beginning Science Card Set and Hot Dots® Jr. Card Set Beginning Phonics

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  35. I like that you can download apps!!
    thanks

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  36. I like the talking electron microscope

    Kristie Betts
    Momsfreebies17@yahoo.com

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  37. I would get numbers and counting and patterns and sequencing sets

    Kristie Betts
    Momsfreebies17@yahoo.com

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  38. i like taht it is so easy to use and talks/electronic

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  39. i'd get beginning phonics and numbers sets

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  40. I like the talking electron microscope

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  41. I like the GeoSafari® Omega Reflector Telescope - - Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  42. I like the Hot Dots® Jr. Beginning Problem Solving Card Set and Hot Dots® Jr. Beginning Science Card Set - - Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  43. I like the Grandma's Trunk™ Alphabet Game
    Pack!

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  44. I like the Prefixes and Suffixes and multiple meaning words sets.

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  45. I'm working with my 3 year old on letter identification, so i like the Alphabet Bean Bags. Reasonably priced too! - Natalie Finch

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  46. I like the Puppet-on-a-stick pack. They are so cute!

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  47. I love that you can try the iphone app for free before you purchase.

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  48. Numbers & counting, and Alphabet. We are always working with my son and he loves numbers.

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  49. I like that they sell lots of different developmental products for children. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  50. I like the GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope™

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  51. i love that the hot dots jr pen can also be used on the regular hot dots sets.

    i would pick the phonics set and the ace dog!
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

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  52. I like the Puppet on a stick sets

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  53. Thank you so much! Though I picked different sets for my prizes ^__^ instead I picked the back to school one and the colors :p

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