If you're looking for a great educational (but fun) gift for your child, today's gift idea is for you.
Gift Idea - Hot Dots Let's Master Sets from Educational Insights.
About - Hot Dots Let's Master sets are grade specific 2 book sets that help your child master reading and math skills. The sets all come with a Hot Dots interactive pen and there are 100 lessons on either math or reading & language art skills. Fifteen of the 100 lessons are challenge activities that prepare children for skills at the next grade level.
As Bid has only been in preschool for a few months, we thought the Hot Dots® Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Reading might be perfect for her.
The Pre-K reading set comes complete with the two books, and the adorable dog pen (pictured above). The Pen does need batteries, but as soon as they are installed, there is no set-up or prep required. Kids can open the book and get started.
The Pre-K book starts out with uppercase and lowercase letter recognition. There is just a picture of the letter, and then you are supposed to find the matching letter underneath. If you get it right, the pen makes a happy noise and glows green. If you get it wrong the dogs eyes light up red and it tells you to try again. And if you get 3 right in a row, the pen cheers for the user.
You can set the pen to make noises, speak, or a combination of the two.
Pros - Bid can pick up the pen, flip to any page in either book, and get started. She is very proud of herself when she gets 3 in a row, and likes to do her homework.
Cons - The pen doesn't explain what to do on any page, so somebody that can read has to be with the child to explain what they need to do - especially the first time. Bid is good at matching all the uppercase and lowercase pairs, but she doesn't necessarily know which letter is which. The pen only makes the noises and sounds when placed on one of the answer circles.
To Buy - All in all, it's a fun educational aide for kids. She wants to use it.
The new Hot Dots Let's Master sets come in Math or reading for grade levels Pre-K to Grade 3. Each set is $24.99 and is currently available exclusively at www.educationalinsights.com .
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