Growing Through Arts® books now in Russian!
Growing Through Arts® is expanding again! This time, we are translating all of our storybooks into Russian, so that all of the Russian-speaking children in the United States can enjoy these charming, educational books.
According to the American Association for Russian Language, Culture and Education, there are 5.5 million Russian-speaking people in the Unites States. To me, it is important to serve this population, which has such a strong cultural background in music, ballet and other art forms, and to continue to support arts education and increased connections between the United States and Russia.
To launch the new versions of the books, we recently had a photo shoot at the Russian Pointe Dance Boutique where we invited 14 Eastern European children to play with the books and toys and get dressed up in the matching Growing Through Arts® tutus, tights and leotards!
The kids loved playing with the books and toys, and it was so wonderful to hear the boutique filled with shrieks of laughter all day long. I almost felt as if I were a child myself.
One of the boys who came to the photo shoot, Nick, loved his Music Series Alphabet so much that he stuck the characters to the window in the car and made up six different versions of the books on the way home.
Thank you to the parents who brought their children to the boutique for this very special experience!
We plan on unveiling the new Russian versions of the Ballet Series and Music Series storybooks, as well as the Ballet and Music Series Alphabet Sets, at the Russian Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., on June 6, in celebration of Russia Day, the national holiday of Russia.
The Russian versions of the books and toys are scheduled to arrive in stores at the beginning of June. To pre-order your copies today, please call 312-332-7200 ext. 505.