Oooh! I’m soooo excited I can barely stand it! One of my favorite companies, Educational Insights, has asked me to do some fun reviews and giveaways which I know you will all love! YAY!

As you all know, we absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Educational insights Hot Dots around here! The cute little cards and interactive pen makes learning so much fun! I even did a post awhile back about them here!


The Hot Dots are fun colorful cards that reinforce skills with the use of a fun interactive pen! When your student clicks on the “correct” dot the pen will flash green and say “Great Job” or “You are Correct”, if you get the wrong answer the pen will flash red and say “Sorry, try again!” They also have a new set for young kids along with a cute “Ace” the dog pen. His eyes light up green when they’re right and he barks!


Even the Teeny Tot comes running when we pull out the Hot Dots! Though, I’m not sure she’s learning much LOL!


My new favorite set of cards is the Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School set! This set of cards comes with 80 double sided colorful cards and a very cute “Ace” the dog pen! They encourage your children to practice key learning skills including colors, letters, numbers, shapes, patterns and more!


We also have Hot Dots Jr. Alphabet Cards. They include 72 alphabet activities including uppercase/lowercase and letter sounds practice.


Educational Insights sells several different pre-made cards, or you can purchase Educational Insights Hot Dots with Talking Hot Dots Pen, and make your own cards as well! You can also download the cards I’ve made here:

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Ready for the best part? Educational Insights has agreed to do a giveaway of the Hot Dots and an Ace Pen! Yipee!

Mandatory Entry for Giveaway:

  • Visit the Educational Insights website, then come back here and let me know which set of hot dots you love the most!

Additional Optional Entries: (After completing the below tasks, make sure to come back here and leave a comment letting me know you did so you can get your extra entries!)

(Yes, you can enter if you already follow or subscribe :o) )

Giveaway Information:

  • The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday February 18, 2010. Winner will be announced by Sunday February 20, 2010.
  • Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random!
  • Please leave a way for me to contact you in your entry otherwise another winner will be chosen.
  • NOTE: This giveaway is offered Worldwide!
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Please Note: In order to enter the contest you must leave a comment on THIS post. To leave a comment scroll to the bottom of the post and click “Post a comment” (Facebook posts will not count, if you are reading this via RSS, you will need to visit my actual blog to post a comment.)

Disclosure: I received a free set of Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School cards for review on this blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided! You can rest assured I would NEVER recommend something we didn’t love!


  1. I have never seen these before! I’m new to Early Childhood Learners (I’ve been teaching upper level Elementary Resource for a LONG time) & I know these would be great for all my SpEd kiddos in my PPCD classroom!

    Pam C.

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