HOT DOTS – READING AND MATHEMATICS – GETTING READY FOR FIRST GRADE ( Educational Insights)- Toy Review


HOT DOTS – READING AND MATHEMATICS – GETTING READY FOR FIRST GRADE ( Educational Insights)- Toy Review


Hot Dots.. have any of you seen this toy? As someone who goes to Toys R Us weekly, I have been eyeing the Hot Dots toy for at least a year. I would see it and say “ Ohh what a cool looking toy”.. and then I’d walk by it..At last, I finally bought it, and I was pleasantly surprised.


When you buy the Hot Dots toy, the one that I bought, it comes in a red box, with two booklets and a ‘magic pen’. I love this TOY!!! This is how the toy works:


You open the red box.

You put your batteries in the Hot Dots pen, which has a magically tip. It uses 2 AAA batteries.

You open up one of the booklets.

You look at the question and you pick the right answer with your pen.


If the answer is correct, the pen turns GREEN and you get a “HOORAY” kind of message… YAYYYYYYYYYYY good job.


If you answer incorrectly, the pen turns red—UH OHHH YOUR ANSWER IS WRONG,TRY AGAIN.

 


Simple , right? Remember, the simple toys are the best kind of toys.

That’s pretty much it.

The Mathematics book has 50 pages. Within the math book, there’s a variety of topics which include: Money, Addition, Subtraction,  and Telling Time.

The Reading booklet has 50 pages. Within the book, there’s a variety of topics which include:  Blends & Diagraphs, Word Families, and Special Vowels.

So if you buy this toy, you have like 200 activities to do because each page has at least 2 activities..which means that this toy is TOTALLY worth your money..100%.Imagine, you buy one box of Hot Dots and it covers more than 6 topics.


So here’s my summary:

Product Design /Packaging—Nice bright red box.. you can the most useful tool in the box—the talking “smart” red pen

Battery choice:2 AAA batteries

Testing of Toy: Does the toy help you learn? Yes

How: When you press the wrong answer, the pen will help you know that your answer is wrong

Why I like this toy: Because a kid can play with it on their own, and learn on their own, without the assistance of an adult.


Is this toy worth the money: Absolutely!! You get like 200 activities, all within one box—this is totally worth the money!!!

I’m not giving this toy to anyone—Im keeping it for myself. 

Would this toy do well in Africa: Absolutely!! As long as the parent can get batteries for the toy, this toy would be wonderful to have in Africa.

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