EII2571

Talking Pens Pack

Theme/Subject: Learning - Skill Learning: Game - 6 Pieces

Our Price $74.99 Per Pack

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Universal design is compatible with Hot Dots and Hot Dots Jr. items
Responsive design supports independent, self-paced learning
Child-friendly phrases encourage and guide children as they learn
Battery-operated construction requires 2 AAA batteries (sold separately)
  • Additional Info
SKU
EII2571
Manufacturer
Educational Insights
Manufacturer Part Number
2571
Packaged Quantity
6 / Pack
Number of Pieces
6
Theme/Subject
Learning
Recycled
No

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Talking Pens Pack
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Educational (3)
  • High quality (3)
  • Interactive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (4)
  • Home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (5), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Reviewed by 6 customers

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5.0

Love!

By Katie

from Colorado Springs, CO

About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Special Education Teacher

Pros

  • Durable
  • Educational
  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Independence
    • Special Needs

    Comments about Talking Pens Pack:

    I received a set of these for review, and I love them!! I am a Special Education teacher in a center-based classroom, and these pens serve several functions. Besides the basic use for independent learning in centers. I can also make them into a functional activity where my students take them apart, put in batteries, and put them back together again. I want to get a pen with cards for my 3 year old. Love these!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Positive Reinforcement!

    By TrojanMommy

    from California

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

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Indoor
      • Older Children
      • Special Needs
      • Travel
      • Young Children

      Comments about Talking Pens Pack:

      These are "pens" that can be used with Hot Dots cards and/or books. The kids touch the sensor at the tip of the pen to their answer choice, and the pen responds with lights, sounds, and vibrations to indicate that the answer was either correct or incorrect. This is a fun way to learn and review, and I love the fact that it only uses positive reinforcement!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Must Have

      By Nicole

      from TX

      About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Talking Pens Pack:

          There is not much to say about the talking pens except that they are great tools! We have a lot of Hot Dot products and the pens are definitely required. I have several traditional ones as well as a cat & dog. I appreciate the variety of sound effects and lights. I have had one battery compartment become corroded to the battery after a long time, but no other complaints. Would highly recommend!

           
          5.0

          Great Way to Learn

          By Melanie

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Education Oriented, Parent, Thrifty

          Pros

          • Easy To Assemble
          • Easy To Use
          • High Quality
          • Lasting Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Outside
            • Travel

            Comments about Talking Pens Pack:

            I received a Hot Dots Pen for the purpose of this review; regardless all thoughts and opinions are purely my own.

            My son loves anything electronic, but I don't like for him to spend all his free time staring at a screen, even if he is learning. The Hot Dots pen and learning materials have been a great way for him to develop his skills without a tablet.

            The pen can use sounds and words to encourage him when he gets the answer wrong and praise him when he gets the answer right. It can also be set on silent mode and simply lights up green or red, depending on the answer. This is great for in the car or when his siblings are doing homework in the same room.

            I am glad to have this as a resource for more learning both at home and while we are traveling.

            I think the pen is great for teachers, homeschoolers and parents who want to encourage their kids to develop skills at home.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Awesome!

            By Julie M,

            from West Seneca, NY

            About Me Parent

            Pros

            • Easy To Assemble
            • Easy To Use
            • High Quality
            • Lasting Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Travel

              Comments about Talking Pens Pack:

              The Hot Dots Pen works amazing! It is so simple to use and is very accurate! There are black dots next to each question, my son then picks and answer and places the Hot Dots pen on his choice. If he is right the pen turns green and gives him positive reinforcement. When he gets the answer wrong the pen turns red and tells him to try again.
              It fits my son's little hands perfectly and I think this will continue to grow with him. It is very durable so you don't have to worry about it breaking if it is dropped!
              Hot Dots is awesome and it is helping my son flourish in school. I really recommend it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Provides Positive Encouragement!

              By Alisha K.

              from Kansas

              About Me Education Oriented, Educator, Parent

              Pros

              • Easy To Assemble
              • Easy To Use
              • High Quality
              • Lasting Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Travel

                Comments about Talking Pens Pack:

                Hot Dots Pen provides the encouragement for your child to strive for correct answers. With every correct answer the pen lights up green and provides positive noises and phrases. Also with any incorrect answer it provides redirection that helps the child to keep going. I received this product for review purpose. All opinions are 100% mine.

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                • No

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