It's giveaway time, courtesy of:
I just L-O-V-E my new Hot Dots and I'm so excited that one of you will win a set for your classroom!
I actually had a set of these many, many moons ago and they were not so great. The pen was much smaller and the tip was a longer nub that pushed in (and often stayed pushed in). They didn't always work so well and in short, were generally disappointing. But all that is ancient history!! These new Hot Dots are amazing!
They have a big, kid-friendly pen that not only lights up, but has a fun audio component too. If a child answers correctly, the pen lights up green and makes a fun noise like cymbals crashing, applause or "way to go!". If they answer incorrectly, it lights up red and has a cute message like "oops!", "oh, no!" or "try again". The noise isn't too loud to be distracting to others and makes for a fantastic self-checking center.
The set I reviewed was Laugh it Up Spelling which you can see here. The cards use a riddle or joke to help the kids practice spelling. My kids are in love! They work perfectly and have been in constant rotation for the last month and they are still going strong.