It’s no secret that technology has changed the lives of almost everyone on the planet, whether in the kitchen, office or golf course. Our kids are also very tech-savvy, so the school systems have to keep up and update their educational resources. Many educational companies have also risen to the demand and have created some cool interactive tools that make learning so much fun. One company that comes to mind is Educational Insights. They carry toys, games, and more that engage our children, and inspire them to learn.
We had fun with Hot Dots Jr. Pete the Cat Preschool Rocks. Pete the Cat is a rockin’ little dude that helps kids recognize when they get an answer right or wrong.
The kit comes with one Pete the Cat Pen and two books, which add up to 200 interactive lessons collectively. First, you have to put in two AAA batteries in Pete the Cat. The batteries are safely secured in their compartment by a screw, so little kids cannot get access to them. I love this feature.
There is a level one and a level two book that will increase your child’s knowledge progressively and quickly. So here’s how it works. You open your book on a flat surface and read a question to your child. They will have several images to choose from to find the correct answer. There are black dots under each image, and when they press Pete the Cat on the dot, he will either light up green and play upbeat music for a correct answer, or he will light up red and play a silly sound for a wrong answer.
I have one nephew who does not enjoy learning and he totally resonated with this kit. He actually looks forward to working with Pete the Cat and has really improved on this alphabet recognition. We’re so pleased.
The kids will learn the alphabet, colors, numbers, math, counting, animals, bugs, shapes, and so much more. Pete the Cat and Hot Dots Preschool kits are ideal for getting our kids ready for kindergarten. It’s so easy to make a game out of learning, and this educational tool is perfect for our family.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.