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HN-EDI096 Educational Insights

Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen

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  • Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen
  • Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen
  • Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen
  • Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen
  • Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen
Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen

Dimensions & Specifications

Battery Size
(2) AAA (Not Included)
Brand
Educational Insights
Feature
Use with Hot Dots Jr Educational Card Series
Gender
Boys, Girls
Length
6 inches
Recommended Age
3 and Up

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  • Hot Dots Jr. Ace Pen
  • Use with Hot Dots Jr. card sets
  • Bark, talk, and laugh sound effects
  • Wiggle and shake movement based on activity
  • Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)
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Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen
 
3.0

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Lasting fun (9)
  • Easy to assemble (7)
  • High quality (7)
  • Interactive (3)

Cons

  • Poor design (5)

Best Uses

  • Home (18)
  • Travel (15)
  • Outside (5)
  • Young children (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (23), Educator (8), Education oriented (7), Thrifty (6), Grandparent (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17), Yes (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cute idea, but a bit pricey

Hot dots are a great product because of the audible feedback. I love the new younger version with hot dots jr. I think people will find them appealing, but the price point is...Read complete review

Hot dots are a great product because of the audible feedback. I love the new younger version with hot dots jr. I think people will find them appealing, but the price point is a bit higher and may be a turn off.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ace does not work on big kids cards

Ace DOES NOT work on the "Big Kid" cards. I have tried at three to confirm this. It would be nice if the manufacturer would state this plainly somewhere.

Ace DOES NOT work on the "Big Kid" cards. I have tried at three to confirm this. It would be nice if the manufacturer would state this plainly somewhere.

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4.0

Does Ace the dog need to be cleaned routinely to work proper

By Pre-k young

from Slaughter, Louisiana

About Me Educator

Pros

  • Colorful
  • Easy Storage
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School
    • Young Children

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen:

    We purchased the Hot Dots Jr. Phonics and math sets a couple of years ago for our Pre-k class to use and they have loved it! The only problem now is that one of the Ace dogs isn't working properly. We have changed batteries to see if that would help, but no success. Is there any other suggestions as to what we can do to get him working properly again?

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Pens dont work

    By Steve

    from Counil bufs, Ia

    About Me Parent

    Pros

    • Good idea

    Cons

    • Junk

    Best Uses

    • Young Children

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen:

    Bought my kids the hot dots Jr and "ace" says everything is correct. As you can see these aren't cheap and they don't work. I've cleaned the tip and changed the batteries. Still doesn't work.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Product adaption for autistic children

    By Lori

    from Osceola, In.

    About Me Educator

    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen:

    I purchased this product and the learning cards for my client who has autistic tendencies and has had removal of half of his brain. We attend a facility where applied behavior analysis is used. Although I love the product and he is motivated by the lights, vibration and voice, he self stimulates by applying Ace to every dot. My suggestion would be that there is only a verbal response when a correct answer is given and no verbal response for a wrong answer. I would also like to see cards with less trials on each card. Autistic children do better with one task presented at a time.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Great product but pen stopped working after a month

    By Catherine

    from Wilmington, DE

    About Me Parent

    Pros

      Cons

      • Broken
      • Difficult to Use

      Best Uses

      • Young Children

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen:

      My 3 year old son loves using the Hot Dots Jr., but the dog pen stopped working. It only says no and incorrect on all of the answers, including the right ones. A little frustrating for our little learner.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Ace only says "nope" incorrect "sorry"

      By cakes

      from crisfield MD

      About Me Grandparent

      Pros

      • Books Well Made And Durab

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cuddle Time
        • Home
        • Outside
        • Travel

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen:

        love the concept and is child friendly my grandaughter loves this educational toy, but the ace says "wrong" every time, even when pressing the correct entry

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        "Ace" the talking dog no longer working

        By Reeces Pieces

        from Orando, FL

        About Me Parent

        Pros

          Cons

          • Lifeless

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen:

          My son received "Ace the talking dog" and workbooks from his grandparents. He is 3 and eager to learn. My son was excited when he received the correct answers.The first two days were great. Ace worked great, but after the second day, every answer he chose was wrong (even the correct answers). I thought maybe there was a special way he had to hold the pen; however, when I selected the right answer it did not work for me either. Now, my son is no longer interested in the workbooks. :(

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          3.0

          Ace is not working appropriately

          By Diana

          from Bethlehem, PA

          About Me Grandparent

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fun For The Children
          • Good Learning Experience

          Cons

          • Ace Stopped Working
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Travel

          Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen:

          My granddaughter received Hot Dogs Jr. math pre-k book 1 and the Ace pen for Christmas. She immediately enjoyed the activity and it has been helpful preparing her for kindergarten soon. I was looking into purchasing the Hot Dogs Jr. kindergarten activity. However, Ace stopped working and he responds to the correct answers as incorrect. I am concerned on whether to purchase another pen and the other activity books. I've just read other reviews and it seems the pen has become defective with other consumers. Is this going to be an ongoing issue even if I purchase a replacement? As I previously stated it was a gift for Christmas so her parents and I do not have any receipts. If the pen could be improved I would definitely give this activity a higher rating.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          2.0

          Fun for the first two uses

          By Tammy P.

          from Chattanooga, TN

          About Me Educator, Parent

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen:

            I really liked the promise this product showed. My sons got Ace with the Kindergarten Math kit for their birthdays. Unfortunately, after two uses, Ace is now saying that EVERYTHING is wrong. Really disappointed.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            1.0

            Cheap!

            By Nancy

            from Issaquah, WA

            About Me Parent

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen:

            After only 1 day of play the pen no longer worked. Kept giving positive/green lights even when my son answered incorrectly. I switched the batteries and the problem continued. He did not play rough with it as I was with him the entire time to play. Sad that this toy only lasted 1 day. Disappointed!!!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            1.0

            Not worth the disappointment

            By Educator and Parent

            from League City, TX

            About Me Educator, Parent

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Encorages Reading
            • Kids Enjoyed Reading

            Cons

            • Limited Use
            • Pen Stopped Working

            Best Uses

              Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. - Talking Ace Pen:

              I purchased this pen and within 12 hours the pen stopped working properly. I was reading with my daughter and all of a sudden the pen started saying all of the answers were correct. I checked the batteries and reinserted them, however, no luck. Even though the pen isn't overly expensive, it shouldn't stop working after 2 uses. I wish I would have read the reviews prior to purchasing and would have saved myself some money. Too bad...the idea behind is is great.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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