The Magical Talking Wand™ is a fun tool for interactive learning. It’s best suited for children age 3 to around five years old. This magic themed wand works with all Hot Dots learning products. I had both my kids try this one out and they seemed to like the general idea of it. My 4 year old son however thought was better for girls and my 7 year old daughter was a bit too old to be that interested in it.
From a parent and home school teacher view point, I feel this is a clever way to get children in the recommended age group interested in practicing their schooling. Batteries are required for this to work and aren’t included in the price. On the wand, there’s a volume control and music/voice music button. When children click the right or wrong answers in Hot Dots Jr. card and book sets, the wand will either have voice or themed sound depending on which mode you use chose.
This may not be for every child but for the child that learns well in this way, I feel this a great tool to utilize. There are many different Hot Dots products on the market that this will work with. Children will be able to learn at their own relaxed pace. It’s an affordable option and if you looking to steer clear from too much screen time even for educational games, this may be the way to go. I would recommend this for preschool through kindergarten age group. Little girls that like princesses and fairy tales will certainly be fans!
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.