These hot dots are wonderful! Very educational and engaging for the preschool/kindergarten age child. They have many different types of cards that teach the ABCs in a variety of ways.
good price and value - dot wanted it for college, was looking at others that were much more expensive. please with it - except got a stain on it the first day used! cannot get it off (oily)
I recently received these Hot Dots Sequencing cards in exchange for an honest review. I've been using them for several weeks in my job as an SLP and my preschool clients love them! There is a range of skill level, from basic ABABAB patterns up to AABAAB and ABCABC patterns, and also basic sequencing groups, in terms of what comes first, what comes next, etc. within groups of three story pictures. I also use the pictures to work on vocabulary, categorizing and basic narratives. My clients find the pictures engaging, and we use the cards both with and without the pen. With the pen, these cards would be a great activity for traveling in a car or airplane too. They have a carrying case with a nice closure too so the cards don't spill out.
The Hot Dots numbers & counting are a great mid-level intro to numbers and counting. This set is great for children who have a basic grasp of counting and can identify at least a few numbers visually. My son began using this set when he could visually identify numbers 1-5 and verbally count up to 15. I think that, unless you are an extremely patient parent, if you tried to introduce these cards to a child with no number knowledge you'd just get a very frustrated child. Ace, the Talking, Teaching Dog Pen doesn't come with the set, but can be purchased separately, and is very fun for the kids...sometimes too fun. Occasionally, when my son doesn't feel like doing anything he'll just press all the wrong answers because he thinks the incorrect sounds are funny. *I was sent this product at no cost to myself, in order to provide a review of it on my blog, Oh So Savvy Mom.
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