Read With Me Violet Review (LeapFrog)

What It Is

It's storytime with the LeapFrog character Violet. This interactive puppy comes with five board books that Scout reads aloud as kids follow along. Each book is color-coded and designed to help build different reading skills: pattern, narrative, concept, rhyming, and learn-about. Each book has parent tips on the back to help parents encourage further learning.

There are two modes of play. In Story Time Mode, kids choose what book they'd like Violet to read and press the book's number on Violet's collar. Violet will read the book out loud and prompt kids to pat her head when they are ready to turn the page. Violet might also ask kids questions throughout the story to help build comprehension skills. There are more than 70 comprehension questions.

Also in this mode, kids can pet one of Violet's five interactive spots for different reactions. Pet Violet's back or head, or give Violet's cheek a kiss to hear different phrases. Violet will talk some more when you press her left paw. Press Violet's right paw to hear happy learning songs.

In Sleepy Time mode, kids can choose a book for Violet to read them as a bedtime story. (Violet will not ask kids any questions or prompt them to pat her head to turn the page.) Once the story is done, press Violet's musical right paw to hear eight minutes of lullabies.

Is It Fun?

From reading books to petting and cuddling during playtime and bedtime, Read With Me Violet offers multiple ways for kids to interact with this soft toy dog. Reading the books and asking questions about the stories is a great way to expand a child's vocabulary and help them comprehend what they read and hear.

Who It’s For

Read With Me Violet is for ages 2–5.

What To Be Aware Of

Three AA batteries are included for the in-store try-me purposes. LeapFrog recommends replacing them before you play for best results.

This toy is very sensitive to touch. If you are in the middle of reading a book and you pat Violet's head too hard or too much or if your child touches a different interactive spot, the story will be interrupted by one of Violet's responses. Violet will then start reading from where you left off.

There is a volume control button on the battery pack.

This toy is also available as Read With Me Scout.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy