Abetka and Art

Abetka (абетка), or the Ukrainian alphabet, consists of 33 letters written in Cyrillic script. The word Abetka stems from the first two letters in the Ukrainian language:  а (a) and б (b). You can find many variations of Abetka books online. While some reuse old themes from a different era, others offer original takes on this importantContinue reading “Abetka and Art”

How to draw fruits with glitter (in Ukrainian)

This Melli Art School UA video (Фрукти з блискiтками Вчимо назви фруктів та кольори Навчальне відео для дітей) teaches how to draw fruits (apples, pears, cherries, etc.). It teaches Ukrainian words for these fruits and their colors. Give it a try.

Where to download free Ukrainian educational worksheets

Finding educational materials in Ukrainian is not easy. If you ever searched for Ukrainian Abetka books on Amazon or other Internet marketplaces, you have no doubt discovered that the selection is abysmal. But, many online sites now offer content for direct download such as childdevelop.com.ua. This site offers many worksheets in Ukrainian (also in EnglishContinue reading “Where to download free Ukrainian educational worksheets”

Can you learn a foreign language by watching cartoons?

Can you really learn another language by watching cartoons? Yes, there is some pedagogical value (with the right cartoons) when raising children bilingual, but the short answer is no — cartoons alone won’t cut it. Here’s the argument. In our experience, we found cartoons as positive teaching aids when used as: Creative breaks for parentsContinue reading “Can you learn a foreign language by watching cartoons?”