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I mentioned a few days ago that my kids are older but there's no shortage of kids at my house. I have an area in my guest bedroom that stores toys and learning activities. Gotta keep the young'uns entertained when they're over!
Educational Insights, a manufacturer of educational toys and games, sent me the Hot Dots® Jr. Succeeding in School with Highlights™ Set for review. Based in SoCal, Educational Insights are a team of experts who pour their passion for inspiring kids into playful products packed with serious educational value.
Before using this set, parents should first read the Activity Guide. It demonstrates how to use the cards and pen, has a lesson guide on succeeding in school, and care instructions. Ollie—the Talking, Teaching Owl™ pen requires 2 AAA batteries that are not included.
The cards are grouped into different skills.
Set One - Sight Words
Set Two - Reading Comprehension
Set Three - Addition and Subtraction
Set Four - Time, Money, and More
Set Five - Science
How the cards work is that children use the pen to touch the dot next to a correct answer on a card. For instance, a child would use the pen to mark the word "nap" as a similar word to "sleep". If an answer is correct, Ollie's eyes will glow green and, if it's incorrect, Ollie's eyes will glow red. Ollie plays 17 phrases and sounds, and there's a volume control on the pen. Ollie should be held in a way that the pen is straight up and down on the answer dot. The pen should not be tilted in a writing position. Within the Activity Guide are enrichment activities, with instructions on how to work on other educational pursuits with your child. For example, there's a lesson on Fun with Straws and a lesson on Watching a Seed Change. This set is educational, interactive, and fun.
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