Set 1: Reading Readiness (Hot Dots Phonics Flash Cards)
Match uppercase and lowercase letters and explore colors, shapes, numbers, sounds and rhymes.
Now there's an exciting new sequential phonics program that combines the fun and excitement of Hot Dots flashing lights and fun sounds with a comprehensive readiness and phonics program. Each set of self-checking Hot Dots flash cards reinforces skills essential for reading success. After mastering the skills in the first three sets, children will be able to decode, or sound out, hundreds of 3- and 4-letter words. As they progress through the program, they acquire new decoding skills - so they're reading in no time!
With the Hot Dots Power Pen (sold separately) in hand, phonics practice becomes an exciting game children can play on their own or with adult guidance. The Hot Dots pen gives immediate feedback for correct answer choices with flashing lights and one of seven positive sounds - or one of two gentle incorrect answer sounds for wrong choices. Each set includes 72 learning activities on 36 full-color double-sided cards. Packaged in sturdy plastic storage cases, these are the perfect send-home helpers for children needing extra practice. All cards can also be used without the Power Pen as traditional flash cards.
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My daughter is 5 and she received the beginning phonics card which were a little too easy. Staff at fat brain suggested these cards and they are great. They are not too hard or too easy for her age, she has not started school yet, just preschool. I just wish I did not always have to be there to help her since she cannot read the instructions on each card.
fun and graet to carry along
Posted 7/25/2011 by christine
My youngest son enjoys these very much, we also have the money cards and he likes the independance of right/wrong being his hands......likes to share the fun sounds of the pen with others. fun alternative to comp.games or standard written work/review
Posted 3/1/2011 by kristin principato
Simply stated, we love this product! My son actually want's to play with these flash cards, and I don't wan't to pull my hair out while helping him anymore. We both enjoy doing these flash cards together. They are fun, and the Hot Dots pen offers encouraging words, and gentle let downs for wrong answers. Most importantly, my son doesn't become frustrated anymore, and neither do I. Awesome!!
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