Read With Me Violet is a playful toy pup that reads and asks questions. Its an interactive get ready-to-read toy thats doggone fun! Violet reads from the five included board books and engages children by asking questions throughout the story to help build comprehension skills. Violet features 5 interactive spots that respond to your touch. You can pet her back to answer questions; kiss her cheek and hear her say youre her best friend; press her left paw to hear songs; and press her right paw for more responses. As Violet completes each page, she will ask the child 1 of 70+ different engagement and comprehension questions over the course of the 5-book set. The 5 colourfully illustrated board books teach 1) Rhyming-helps children learn about the sounds of language and build phonological awareness, 2) Learn-about-learn about the world through reading and recognize how print carries meaning, 3) Narrative-learn about how stories are put together, with characters, settings, and a sequence of events, 4) Pattern-learn with rhymes, refrains and repetition to predict what comes next, and 5) Concept-explore concepts like colours to label and classify new information. Research has demonstrated that the most effective read-alouds are those in which children are actively involved in asking and answering questions and making predictions rather than passively listening. Read with Me Violet features 5 different book genres that promote a range of strategies for an educational and cuddly introduction to reading. Requires 3 x AA batteries (included).