EII2570

Talking Pen

Theme/Subject: Learning - Skill Learning: Game

Our Price $12.99 Each

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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
EII2570
Manufacturer
Educational Insights
Manufacturer Part Number
2570
Packaged Quantity
1 / Each
Color
Blues
Theme/Subject
Learning
Battery Size
AAA
Recycled
No

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Talking Pen
 
3.9

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Interactive (18)
  • Educational (17)
  • Engaging (13)
  • Durable (12)
  • Lots of fun (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (9)
  • Young children (9)
  • Entertainment (7)
  • Indoor (7)
  • Older children (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (9), Education oriented (8), Working parent (7), Stay at home parent (4), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fun idea!

My daughter has lots of fun flipping through each card and understood how to use this easily. This also helped with attention and coordination when positioning of the pen. We just wish the pen...Read complete review

My daughter has lots of fun flipping through each card and understood how to use this easily. This also helped with attention and coordination when positioning of the pen. We just wish the pen would fit in the little container that the hot dots flash cards came in.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Most of my pens work

My students love using the hot dot pens but unfortunately it is a gamble on if yours will work or not. 7 out of my 8 pens work just fine but one has always...Read complete review

My students love using the hot dot pens but unfortunately it is a gamble on if yours will work or not. 7 out of my 8 pens work just fine but one has always detected all answers as wrong. I will have to go to the store and replace it because the students really love them...just frustrating.

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5.0

great eductional tool

By j meyer/ufg8trj

from fl

About Me Parent

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Easy To Use
  • Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Classroom
    • Group Use
    • Home School
    • Single Student Use
    • Teacher Use

    Comments about Talking Pen:

    my son loves to use this with his states flashcards

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Educational Product!

    By Jen

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Parent

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Educational
    • Fun
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Classroom
      • Home School
      • Single Student Use

      Comments about Talking Pen:

      Fantastic product! My 8 year old and 6 year old both love the pen and the corresponding cards. Great way to make learning math fun. Highly recommended.

       
      5.0

      Fun Pen

      By McMom

      from IL

      About Me Education Oriented, Working Parent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Travel

        Comments about Talking Pen:

        We received this pen along with the Hot Dots Additional Math Flash cards. It is sturdy and the feedback is great. My child loved both items. This is appropriate for ages 5 and up.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        New Silver Hot Dots Pen

        By GSMomof3

        from Los Angeles, Ca

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

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Travel

          Comments about Talking Pen:

          This silver and turquoise Hot Dots Talking a pen is an updated version of their other (yellow) pen. It requires 2 AAA batteries (not included) and works with all Hot Dots books (sold separately).

          These pens help make learning fun. With their lights and sounds it helps motivate kids when they get the correct answer in the workbooks. When choosing a correct answer, the pen will say things such as, "perfect", "way to go", "good choice". The sound options are low, high, and off (displaying only the light when pushing an answer). The light flashes green for a correct answer, red for an incorrect answer.

          Having an extra pen is great when you have multiple children and multiple workbooks to use at the same time.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great to have an extra!

          By Desirae

          from Chicago IL

          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Interactive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment

            Comments about Talking Pen:

            This is a great extra pen to have for all of our Hot Dots books. This allows for both my kids to play at the same time and NOT fight over the pen! Not to mention it can work with most any Hot Dots books just in case we misplace a pen. Win Win in our house :)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            FUN!

            By Pam

            from Cedar Falls, IA

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

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Young Children

              Comments about Talking Pen:

              This is very engaging!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Fun, educational and cute colors

              By BeckyatGUNT

              from Fairmount, GA

              About Me Education Oriented, Stay At Home Parent

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Indoor
                • Travel
                • Young Children

                Comments about Talking Pen:

                My five year old loves the noises that the pen makes and she enjoys working her way through Hot Dots cards/books (sold separately) with the pen. I like that the pen has a muted but lighted mode, too, for more quiet times. I also really like that the pen instantly lets her know if her answer is correct or incorrect. The lights are green for correct answers and red for incorrect answers. We have had a few different Hot Dot pens over the years and she really likes the color combination of this one.

                We received a free pen in exchange for our honest opinion about it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Love this tool!

                By Julie

                from North Little Rock, Arkansas

                About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, 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 Pen:

                  My students and daughter love this product. They love checking their knowledge using this pen along with Hot Dots activity cards because they get to hear cool sound effects. I have several versions of Hot Dots pens, but I think this one is my favorite because of its sleek look. Requires batteries.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  A Must-Have for Hot Dots Products!

                  By WonderMom

                  from North Dakota

                  About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Older Children
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Talking Pen:

                    This is a must-have for any Hot Dots product! These pens are phenomenal for practicing any subject area that you like with your kiddos. I'm a teacher and a mom, and I'm always looking for engaging activities for my students and kids. Hot Dots are great and you can find just about any subject area you need! :)

                     
                    5.0

                    Fun and Interactive Learning

                    By Us in PA

                    from Huntingdon, PA

                    About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

                    Pros

                    • Educational
                    • Engaging
                    • Interactive
                    • Lots of Fun

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertainment
                      • Indoor
                      • Older Children
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Talking Pen:

                      All of my kids, ages 4-9, LOVE the Hot Dots Talking Pen, although my 4 year old currently just plays with it to have it make the fun noises. My daughter, who struggles to work on her math facts, LOVED doing the division flash cards!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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