With Amelia's birthday coming up I have been looking at ideas of toys and gifts to get her and on my list was the Read With Me Violet. We already have the My Pal Violet which Amelia has loved from around 8 months old and has been a good friend of hers so I thought the Read With Me Violet would be good for her as she is older now. I was recently asked whether we would like to try out the Read with me Violet and we jumped at the chance!
Designed to help children with their reading from ages 2-5 years, Violet is an adorable little pup who loves to sing and read with you and helps with your child's learning skills such as colours, shapes and numbers. With Amelia not being two yet I did have my initial thoughts of would she actually play with it but she usually plays with older toys fine and we have many 36 month and 3+ year old toys already. This would grow with her which is also good!
Upon unboxing Violet she instantly wanted to play with her and started dancing away to the songs, theres one specifically catchy song which I find myself singing along to all day ha ha!! She loves sitting with her and pushing the buttons on her collar to change stories and also will pat her on the head to turn the page.
Violet comes with 5 little books which only have 4 or so pages each but do have little stories that Violet will read and stop every now and again to ask questions. She has interactive spots on her back and paws which allow your child to interact with Violet by kissing her, giving her high fives and also tells you she's your best friend. There is also a bedtime mode which is very handy for winding down before bed as Violet will sing lullabies with just the flick of a switch.
Overall I am really impressed with Violet and Amelia is too! Amelia doesn't have much of an attention span at this age and will only play with toys for short space of time before moving onto the next one so I hope over the years she will be better at that and sit through a whole story! But other than that she loves her and I often find them sitting down together watching TV and Amelia stroking her back. I would highly recommend the Read with me Violet or Scout to any parent looking for an interactive toy for their toddler they help encourage listening, reasoning and engagement.
* We were very kindly sent the Read With Me Violet for the purpose of the review.
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