Preparing my daughter for success in school is something I don't take lightly. So many benefits in life stem from a good education and I want to do my absolute best to make sure that Riley receives just that. Of course, my ultimate goal is to have her fall in love with the process of learning itself, so that she can become a motivated, self-sufficient, lifelong learner.
Any toy that can combine solid fundamental lessons with a great deal of fun will always be at the top of my shopping list. That's why I was so excited to have the chance to review the Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set from Educational Insights. Was this toy all I was hoping it would be? Keep reading to find out!
The Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set from Educational Insights is a card-based learning system whereby children use their newest friend, Ace the talking, teaching dog, to engage them in mastering early-learning skills. Included in this set are Ace the interactive pen, which uses 2 "AAA" batteries (not included), 80 two-sided lesson cards and a step-by-step teaching guide.
This electronic quiz card set integrates both play and learning and uses fun lights and silly sound effects to really capture your child's attention and enthusiasm. The 80 illustrated lesson cards feature important early learning skills in five progressive categories that teach colors, patterns, shapes, numbers, letters and more. What's more, these lesson cards are self-correcting for hours of independent learning fun!
The Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set is designed for children ages 3 to 6 years old and offers a myriad of supplemental supplies and activities for expanding the set. For instance, if you have more than one child, you could easily buy multiple Ace the teaching dog pens so that every child in the family can get in on the fun.
Riley loved playing with the Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set. She would get so excited when she answered a question correctly and was awarded with congratulations and silly sounds for her efforts. I also liked how she would try again to do better when she happened to choose the wrong answer. This Hot Dots Jr. set is so convenient and portable, we plan on taking this along for Riley on any car trip. It also makes me feel good when I see how much fun she's having while learning her basic skills!
If you would like to start your child's educational journey in the right direction by integrating basic lessons and fun, then I highly recommend the Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set from Educational Insights. Your child will laugh and giggle their way straight to the head of the class!
Disclosure: I received the Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set from Educational Insights in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!