Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Toybox Thursday - Hot Dots Jr. Beginning Phonics Cards & Ace – the Talking, Teaching Dog

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Toybox Thursday - Hot Dots Jr. Beginning Phonics Cards & Ace – the Talking, Teaching Dog

The Lil Divas and I had the opportunity to review Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Beginning Phonics Cards and Ace the Talking, Teaching Dog.


The Lil Divas and I both really love this product. Ace the Talking, Teaching Dog really makes learning fun - the Lil Divas love playing/learning with him. He was very easy to use - simply press down on your answer and Ace responds with a "correct" or "terrific" and even lights up or wiggles from time to time. If you answer incorrectly he let's you know and encourages you to "try again". The Lil Divas were able to work with this set independently as it is self-correcting and Ace helps them along.


The Beginning Phonics card set was perfect for what I am trying to reinforce with the Lil Divas at home. Both my (almost) 4yr. old & my 5 yr. old really enjoy this set. There are 36 double sided cards offering a total 72 beginner phonics activities which review initial and final sounds and rhyming words. The Lil Divas love the rhyming cards and they love to take it a step furthur and think of additional rhyming words on their own!

As both a Mom and a Teacher I found this set to be a great way to reinforce letters and sounds with your beginning reader in a fun and interactive way. The Lil Divas were having so much fun playing with Ace they didn't even realize they were learning/practicing crucial Phonics Skills. They have actually been asking for more cards.



There are other Hot Dots Jr. sets available which review, the alphabet, colors, numbers, patterns and shapes.

There are also Hot Dots Sets sets for older children - I have my eye on the vowels set becasue that is a concept my oldest Diva is struggling with - that the vowels make 2 sounds! This set would be perfect to practice & reinforce the concept with her in a way I know she will like due to the success of Hots Dots Jr.


Overall, The Lil Divas and I give Hot Dots Jr. Beginning Phonics Cards & Ace a big thumbs up and we will definitely be looking into adding more sets to our collection.

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Buy It: Purchase Hot Dots Jr. Cards and Ace at Educational Insights website and at other local retailers.

Win It: Educational Insights has graciously agreed to giveaway an Ace The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen + 1 Hot Dots. Jr. Card Set to one (1) lucky Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas Reader!

How to Enter:

**Contest ends on 4/27/11**
 One (1) lucky Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas reader
(US Residents Only!) is going to receive:
(1)  Ace The Talking, Teaching Dog Pen + 1 Hot Dots. Jr. Card Set

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Educational Insights and tell me which other product you would like to try!

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    Tweet:  #Win an @ed_insights Ace - Teaching Dog Pen + Hot Dots Jr. Cards w/ @Momto2PoshDivas Ends 4/27  #giveaway #homeschool
Giveaway Rules:
Giveaway ends 4/27/2011 at 11:59 (PDT)
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Winner will be announced on 4/28/11 through a post on the blog
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Disclaimer:I received a Hot Dots Jr. Begnning Phonics Crad Set & Ace Pen for the pruposes of trying them out for this review. That being said, this review is my 100% honest opinion of this product - I  am not paid for my reviews or optinions! They are 100% mine! Please remember that your opinions and tastes might differ from mine. 

Good Luck,
Bern

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