Friday, March 31, 2017

Hot Dots® Jr. Succeeding in School with Highlights™ Set - #hotdots Review and Giveaway

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

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.
March into literacy with the Hot Dots® Jr. Succeeding in School with Highlights™ Set!  Designed for children in kindergarten and first grade, this set reinforces the fundamentals and prepares kids for success.  Included are 80 illustrated, double-sided cards with 160 lessons, an Activity Guide, and an Ollie—the Talking, Teaching Owl™ pen that provides silly sounds, lights, and encouraging feedback.

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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One person will win a Hot Dots® Jr. Succeeding in School with Highlights™ Set.

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74 comments:

Peggy said...

I would like to also get the Hot Dots® Jr. Let's Learn the Alphabet Interactive Books, 5-Book Set. My granddaughter would like that.

Jennifer Cervantes said...

I would love to get my kids the Nancy b science club microscope and science journal.

Elizabeth Miller said...

I think the Nancy B’s Science Club® Crime Solver Scope and Forensic Activity Journal is fantastic. My older daughter would love it. She is all about NCIS stuff.

Shelly Peterson said...

I like the Nancy B’s Science Club MoonScope & Sky Gazer's Activity Journal

Janet W. said...

I also really like their GeoSafari® Jr. Critter Habitat shown on their website!

Janice Crespo said...

I like their Math Slam™. I think this would be a fun way to increase my grandson's math abilities.

Kimberly Bauer said...

I also love the GeoSafari® Jr. Sneak & Peek Periscope from Educational Insights.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Another great item is Dino Construction Company™ Wrecker the T-Rex Skid Loader

Jennifer Bellotti said...

I like the Geo Safari Jr Sneak and Peek from the Educational Insights.

Ken Ohl said...

the geo safari jr sneak and peek love to get for my little niece. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

stephanie jones said...

Nancy B’s Science Club MoonScope & Sky Gazer's Activity Journal

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Darlene said...

Another product I like is the Design & Drill® BrightWorks™

Deanna Allen said...

I want to try Shelby's Snack Shack game!

Marilyn said...

My grandson would love the Design & Drill® Power Play Vehicles™ Monster Truck

Renee said...

My kids are obsessed with pancakes so I think they'd like the Pancake Pile-Up!™ Relay Game.

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I also love the Learning Numbers & Counting Set
Thank You for the chance!

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KV H said...

I like the Design & drill robot.

Kayla Klontz said...

I also love Ike the Puppet on a Stick.

Nancy said...

I also like their MicroPro Elite™ 98-piece Microscope Set.

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bison61 said...

I'd also like the Classroom Café Dining Play Set

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latanya t said...

GeoSafari® Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set™
GeoSafari® Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set™

LesleyfromWI said...

I also like the Once Upon a Craft™ The Elves and the Shoemaker

Kathryn Morris said...

I'd love to get the The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game for our three year old daughter. She has just started to really like games, and this one looks fun and just at her level.

Synaptrix777 said...

I also really like the Magic Moves RainbowJam for my daughter, she would have so much fun with it.
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Edye Nicole said...

I like once upon a craft!

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Donna B said...

I really like the science club microscope. My grandsons would love this.

The Attic Girl said...

I like the geosafari

Rochel S said...

Magic Moves® Electronic Wand is adorable!

abedabun dawn said...

I also like the Hot Dots® Jr. Pete the Cat® I Love Kindergarten! Set. My 3 y/o is learning site words and this would be helpful

slb3334 said...

I like the once upon a craft, the ugly duckling.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I like their playBrix. So easy to stack and light for the little ones.

msrodeobrat said...

I like the Puppet-on-a-Stick™ Rainbow Prancers, Set of 3
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nickieisis3 said...

I also like the Learning Numbers & Counting Set

carol said...

I really like the Once Upon a Craft The Ugly Duckling

Cortney Scott said...

Love to win this for my boys!

Arf2-D2 said...

I like the geosafari jr bugnoculars

Denise Morse said...

I like Once Upon A Time - Rapunzel

Darlene Carbajal said...

I like the Classroom Café Dining Play Set.

Kristen said...

I like the Motorized Solar System.

minibea12 said...

I like the Sunrise Safari game!
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Heather! said...

Rhyme Out looks like a lot of fun!

Sue Hull said...

I like the Geo Safari Jr. Microscope. I love toys that are educating.I have books but I need some fun learning toys like this.Thank you for the chance 😀

Yvonne Woodstock said...

I-would-also-love-to=have-their=-
HOT-DOT-TOTS-INTERACTIVE_BOARD-BOOKS-FOR-TODDLERS-Too!
For-our-little-grandson.

Charlene S. said...

I like the Crowded Waters Game.

DiHamel said...

I love all the Geo Safari products and so do my grandsons..

mscoffee77 said...

I also really like Nancy B's Science Club Stir-It-Up Chemistry Lab & Kitchen Experiments Journal.

stOOpidgErL said...

DESIGN & DRILL looks awesome!

Erica C. said...

I like the cash register too.

Jeremy said...

Like the drill and design robot.

Erin Madigan said...

I like the Rhyme Out game.

Shannon O'Neill said...

I like the Dino Construction Company™ Wrecker the T-Rex Skid Loader.

Misty said...

We want the GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars®

Elizabeth Brooks said...

GeoSafari® Jr. Critter Habitat

Susan Smoaks said...

the sunrise safari game looks like a lot of fun.

Teresa Thompson said...

Hot Dots® Jr. Pete the Cat® I Love Kindergarten! Set is one of my favorites.

Renee Walters said...

I like their Nancy B’s Science Club® Microscope & Activity Journal

Rachel Grover said...

so many cool things to choose from...
but id choose once upon a craft!
my son would love this :)
fingers are crossed, good luck everybody!
thanks for the chance.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I also like the Multiplication Slam game.

Robin Abrams said...

I would love to get the GeoSafari® Motorized Solar System

Jennifer Herman said...

I think that Travel Blurt! looks fun.

Leela said...

Design & Drill BrightWorks.

John Herman said...

I think that the Kanoodle® Extreme looks cool!

imaclutz89 said...

I really like the Classroom Café Dining Play Set!

saturdaynightfever said...

I heart MathShark!

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Dee Hadley said...

I liked the craft ideas, Once upon a craft Ugly Duckling. That looks great. I think it would keep them interested.

Anne Higgins said...

GeoSafari® Jr. Science Utility Vehicle™ - always fun to watch utility vehicles doing their jobs!

sarah050 said...

I really like the Playfoam Alphabet and shape set! My son would love that!

Kathy Pease said...

I like the Design & Drill® Dazzling Creations Studio™

Tracie M. Cooper said...

My niece Jill would love GeoSafari Jr. My email is traciemcooper0515@gmail.com

Philip Lawrence said...

I like the Once Upon A Craft.

rajee pandi said...

Love https://www.educationalinsights.com/product/geosafari--174-+jr.+kidnoculars--8482-.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&from=fn

Janine h said...

The geosafari jr subscope looks fun!

Tom Gibson said...

I really like the PlayBrix Cardboard Building Bricks, Set of 54 Assorted

dvice12 said...

I Like the Playfoam® Shape & Learn Alphabet Set