Read With Me Violet is a playful toy pup that reads and asks questions. It's an interactive get ready-to-read toy that's doggone fun! Scout reads from the five included board books and engages children by asking questions throughout the story to help build comprehension skills. Age 2-5 years Features Violet features 5 interactive spots that respond to your touch. You can pet his back to answer questions; kiss her cheek and hear her say you're his 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. 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.