Hot Dots Junior
Hot Dots are now available for younger children, and will engage little ones right from the start. Hot Dots Jr. uses a pen named Ace - the Talking Teaching Dog or Kat - the Talking Teaching Kitty that lights up, barks or meows, and shakes to indicate correct and incorrect answers. Ace's eyes light green if the answer is correct and red if incorrect.
Each Hot Dots Jr. card set includes 36 doublesided, 4"x 6"cards. The cards offer 3 possible answers to match or go along with the concept at the top of the card. Children touch the accompanying hot dot to see if their answer is correct. Beginning Phonics teaches letter sounds, matching letter sounds with pictures, initial and ending letter sounds, and rhyming words. Colors practices identifying and matching colors, color words, and color combinations and patterns. Numbers & Counting includes identifying numbers, counting, number words from 1 to 10, number sequencing, and identifying number sets. Children will practice completing a pattern, completing a sequence of events, and cause and effect in Patterns & Sequencing. Identify planes and solid shapes, match shapes, and shape words in Shapes. The Alphabet works on uppercase and lowercase letters by matching and sequencing the letters. The newest in the series include Beginning Science which includes animal habitats and diets and roots/seeds/fruits, and Beginning Problem Solving which does matching parts/wholes, before/after, cause/effect, and learning healthy habits. Getting Ready for School is a complete set that practices the skills needed for academic success. A lesson guide offers 'play and learn activities' to use along with the included cards and 'Ace' pen. There are eighty 5"x 8" colorfully illustrated cards for practice with shapes, colors and patterns, numbers, and the alphabet.
Ace - the Talking Teaching Dog' and Kat - the Talking Teaching Kitty is sold separately and operates on 2 AA batteries (not included). 'Ace' is included only in the Getting Ready for School set. It's fun and educational at the same time, and children will know immediately if they have found the right answer. Fun sounds and lights will provide for a relaxed learning atmosphere as they master a variety of skills. ~ Donna