Read With Me Scout is a playful toy pup that reads and asks questions. Its an interactive get ready-to-read toy thats doggone fun. Scout reads from the five included board books, and engages children by asking questions throughout the story to help build comprehension skills. Scout features 5 interactive spots that respond to your touch. You can pet his back to answer questions; kiss his cheek and hear him say youre his best friend; press his left paw to hear songs; and press his right paw for more responses. As Scout completes each page, he 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 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. Learning Difference - 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 Scout features 5 different book genres that promote a range of strategies for an educational and cuddly introduction to reading. Testimonial - From reading aloud to reading along, Read With Me Violet reflects best practices in early reading instruction that help your child develop important language and comprehension skills critical for success in preschool and beyond. -Clement C., LeapFrog Learning Expert. Requires 3 x AAA batteries (included).