I spend a lot of time focusing on how P1 is progressing with reading and writing because it’s something that she struggles with at school that I forget that P2 is at an age where she needs to explore words too. Introducing the LeapFrog Read With Me Violet.
The LeapFrog Read With Me Violet is a cute and cuddly dog that comes with 5 educational books. She helps to teach children aged 2 to 5 years old listening comprehension, vocabulary and how to explore books with over 70 phrases.. She also asks questions when she wants the child to turn the page, for example by patting her head or kissing her cheek.
The stories that she comes with are short, engaging and brightly illustrated stories. Your child has to press a button and then Violet asks them to choose the correct book by saying the colour and number. This really helps your child to start recognising colours, numbers and allows them to study each book before making a choice.
My girls are obsessed with dogs so this learning aid was definitely up their street. I love how she asks them questions to get a reaction and so far it’s really working with P2. I have regularly found her sitting on the sofa with her Read With Me Violet enjoying a story.
When this was first introduced to P2 I had concerns that they would be patting her in all different directions and losing the point of the book. Actually if Violet is pressed too many times she actually sings a song and then asks your child to press or pat her to bring them back to the story reading.
We really love LeapFrog Read With Me Violet. I especially love the fact she has two settings, one for day reading and one for evening reading. This gives the girls a calm down time which I really lovely and definitely needed in this household with bedtime being the most manic time of our day.
She costs £29.99 which is a fantastic price and would definitely make a really lovely gift.
Disclosure: This product was sent free of charge to review as part of my role as a LeapFrog Ambassador 2016. However, all images and opinions remain my own