EII6106

Learning Resources 6106 Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set - 81 per set

Theme/Subject: Learning - Skill Learning: Color, Letter, Number, Shape

Reg. Price $44.99

Our Price $36.02 Per Set

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Interactive design engages young learners with easy-to-use technology
Simple press-to-use functionality allows independent discovery
Creative format prepares children for school or provides extra support
Readiness lessons in 5 categories teach colors, patterns, shapes and more
Pen requires 2 AAA batteries (sold separately) and is for ages 3 and up
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SKU
EII6106
Manufacturer
Educational Insights
Manufacturer Part Number
6106
Product Model
6106
Skill Learning
Color
Theme/Subject
Learning
Recommended Age
4-6 Year
Additional Information
  • Requires 2 AAA Batteries (Not included)
  • Features Talking Hot Dots Pen with lights and sound effects that guide children through 160 different activities
  • Provides immediate feedback that rewards progress and corrects mistakes so chi
Package Contents
  • 6106 Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set
  • Talking Pen
  • 80 x Activity Card

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Learning Resources 6106 Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set - 81 per set
 
3.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (6)
  • Interactive (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Easy to assemble (3)
  • Engaging (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (5)
  • Indoor (4)
  • Travel (3)
  • Young children (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (8), Parent of two or more children (5), Educator (4), Stay at home parent (4), Education oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good for little ones who want to do "school" too.

We homeschool and lately the 3 year old (3-1/2 really) has been wanting to do school, but with the busyness of Christmas, his "school" has kind of...Read complete review

We homeschool and lately the 3 year old (3-1/2 really) has been wanting to do school, but with the busyness of Christmas, his "school" has kind of fallen off the radar. Instead of just reading to him, we've been doing these a few mornings and week and he has been loving it. He absorbs a lot just interacting with his sisters. These have been a perfect way to do some focused learning, just with him, without having to coordinate things or spend a bunch of time planning.

This kit has 5 sets of cards.
The Colors and patterns set has activities like, what is the same, what should it be, identifying word names (worthless IMO--I don't agree with sight word stuff) and what colors are in the picture.
The Shapes set has activities like which shapes are the same, which matches the first, which are in the picture, and which is next in the pattern.
Learning the alphabet includes matching letters to the first item (both upper and lower) and then picking all items that match the Ul combo at the beginning of the row.
Let's Learn Numbers has you identifying the numeral through a series of which are the same and then counting exercises.
The uppercase/lowercase set has things like giving you the upper and selecting the lower from a choice of two. As it gets more advanced, you pick from a larger list or find the box with the correctly paired set.

These are perfect for us right now. He has great success with many things he already knows and there are several things for us to work on together. I like the succession of information (for the most part). The only thing I DON'T like is that the cards are sequential in content, but they are all loose cards. A book or a bound set of cards would be much easier (and frankly, make less of a mess!).

All in all, though, I really like these and would recommend them.

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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for little ones who want to do "school" too.

By happylhomemaker

from great white north, MI

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

Pros

  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor
    • Young Children

    Comments about Learning Resources 6106 Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set - 81 per set:

    We homeschool and lately the 3 year old (3-1/2 really) has been wanting to do school, but with the busyness of Christmas, his "school" has kind of fallen off the radar. Instead of just reading to him, we've been doing these a few mornings and week and he has been loving it. He absorbs a lot just interacting with his sisters. These have been a perfect way to do some focused learning, just with him, without having to coordinate things or spend a bunch of time planning.

    This kit has 5 sets of cards.
    The Colors and patterns set has activities like, what is the same, what should it be, identifying word names (worthless IMO--I don't agree with sight word stuff) and what colors are in the picture.
    The Shapes set has activities like which shapes are the same, which matches the first, which are in the picture, and which is next in the pattern.
    Learning the alphabet includes matching letters to the first item (both upper and lower) and then picking all items that match the Ul combo at the beginning of the row.
    Let's Learn Numbers has you identifying the numeral through a series of which are the same and then counting exercises.
    The uppercase/lowercase set has things like giving you the upper and selecting the lower from a choice of two. As it gets more advanced, you pick from a larger list or find the box with the correctly paired set.

    These are perfect for us right now. He has great success with many things he already knows and there are several things for us to work on together. I like the succession of information (for the most part). The only thing I DON'T like is that the cards are sequential in content, but they are all loose cards. A book or a bound set of cards would be much easier (and frankly, make less of a mess!).

    All in all, though, I really like these and would recommend them.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Educational and Fun

    By Dawn B

    from Savannah

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

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor

      Comments about Learning Resources 6106 Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set - 81 per 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
       
      5.0

      School Prep

      By Nicole

      from TX

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

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Indoor
      • Young Children

      Comments about Learning Resources 6106 Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set - 81 per 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.

       
      4.0

      Great Educational Tool

      By Sis

      from Grayslake, Il

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

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Indoor
      • Young Children

      Comments about Learning Resources 6106 Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set - 81 per set:

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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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 Learning Resources 6106 Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set - 81 per 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
         
        5.0

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

        By Weaverj501

        from North Little Rock, AR

        About Me Educator, Parent, Thrifty

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Children

          Comments about Learning Resources 6106 Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set - 81 per 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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 Learning Resources 6106 Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set - 81 per set:

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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (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 Learning Resources 6106 Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set - 81 per 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
               
              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 Learning Resources 6106 Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set - 81 per 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 !!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                1.0

                It is not always correct

                By Tripta

                from NJ

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Wrong Answers

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Learning Resources 6106 Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set - 81 per 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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