Bukvaryata reading course

Learning the Russian alphabet
using our unique methodology
Reading for beginners
from words to short sentences
in a fun game form
Individual approach
one-on-one classes with an experienced teacher
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Who will benefit from the course

Kids who don’t know the Russian alphabet or who do but can’t read. They make mistakes when reading, such as skipping letters, and they don't understand the meaning of what they've read. They don't want to read because it's hard and boring for them.

Your child will acquire the following skills

  • learning all the letters of the Russian alphabet
  • reading simple and compound words
  • reading sentences and short texts
  • expanding their vocabulary
  • writing without missing any letters

From 9 to 43 classes

are included in the basic reading course

From 1 to 6 months

course duration depends on the child’s age and level of preparation

From 4 to 16 years old

children can participate in this course

How it works

The Kidskey platform was created
especially for kids
One-on-one classes are held on our online platform at a time convenient for you, and run for 30 minutes each. Each class is followed by a game-based homework task that takes about 20 minutes to complete. The platform is easy for children to use, so they can study with a teacher and complete the homework on their own.
Each of our courses includes over 4,000 colorful and interactive tasks on our platform

This course was designed by experienced teachers. They know how to instill a love of reading in your child.

Valentina Melnikova
Course author, teacher with 30 years of experience
Anna K.
course developer, work experience: 8 years
Kristina Sh.
course developer, work experience: 7 years
Anastasia H.
course teacher, work experience: 7 years
Anastasia R.
course teacher, work experience: 6 years
Yulia M.
course teacher, work experience: 5 years
Yana N.
course teacher, work experience: 5 years


Maria, Noah's mother, USA
We have finished the Bukvaryata and Reading Trainer courses and are choosing our next course. We liked the fact that all the lessons are organized in a system, and each lesson has a detailed plan. Overall, the school has an excellent program that is interesting for children, has a variety of interac...
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Irina, Vera's mother, Italy
We speak Russian at home, but when my daughter started at the local school, she began mixing up languages. To help Vera, we enrolled her at Kidskey. We've already completed the Bukvaryata and Reading Trainer 1 courses. Both Vera and I really like it, so we're going to continue! Our teacher Victoria ...
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Katerina, Polina's mother, USA
My daughter is currently completing the Reading Trainer 2 course with the teacher Anastasia. My first impression was that she is a kind, patient and attentive teacher, who fosters a sense of success in class. My daughter is confident that she can do everything, and that is a very strong motivator. T...
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Maria, Anna's mother, Norway
This school is amazing! We first completed the Bukvaryata course, and we're now on the Reading Trainer course. As a mom, I'm very impressed by the clear lesson structure, the lesson system, moving from simple to complex. Thanks to this, I've already seen a big improvement in reading after just a few...
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Anna, Diana's mother, Belgium
When we came to learn speed reading, Diana could already read, but she wasn't enthusiastic or interested in it. She would read short words, but she skipped over long ones or words she didn't know. She would invent her own word endings and ignored full stops and commas in sentences. Whenever she read...
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Elena, Olivia's mother, UK
My daughter already knew the letters and could read, but very slowly, and she wasn't interested in reading. All my attempts to entice her to read had failed. Even her favorite candy didn't help. I was very worried about the quality of her reading and took my daughter to a trial lesson at Kidskey. ...
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Zhanna, Farida's mother, USA
We started to learn English letters earlier than Russian ones. As a result, Farida got everything mixed up, especially the similar-looking letters, she tried to read Russian words but ended up with utter nonsense. A Russian "R" suddenly became the English "P". I had to start from scratch with the Bu...
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Irina, Marat's mother, UAE
I recommend this school to all parents who want to save their time and nerves. We have finished Bukvaryata and are now continuing with the Reading Trainer course. It's a cool platform, every inch of the screen has been well thought out, with nothing unnecessary. There's a handy personal account wher...
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The course includes the following: You only need a computer or tablet for the classes.

The course is a playful journey into the world of reading. Each task is a game that not only helps with reading, but with a whole range of cognitive skills: speech, memory, visual and auditory processing, and spatial awareness. Learning to read progresses from simple to complex: from vowels A, O, E, U and I, to reading syllables and words with consonants like M, S, P, etc. A child needs to understand the principle of reading open (ma, mo, mu, etc.) and closed (am, om, um, etc.) syllables to read words correctly. This is the most important step when learning to read. By the end of the course, a child will be able to read a variety of words and short sentences, and learn to write without missing any letters.
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Learning the Russian alphabet

Correct reading technique

Speech development

Correct articulation

Russian language sounds

Phonemic hearing and perception

Vocabulary building

Word comprehension and memorization improving

Writing in block letters

Elimination of mirror writing (И - N)

Cognitive development: memory, attention, thinking and imagination

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8 lessons
full immersion in the learning process
16 lessons
successful learning of the material
32 lessons
in-depth study of the material and improvement of skills

Top FAQs

Does my child need to take the full course to learn how to read or can I choose some individual classes?

It is an integrated program, so each class is linked to the others. Consequently, a child needs to complete the full program to achieve a good result. All the courses are divided into blocks of 7-9 classes. You can take one block to see if this training system suits your child and whether you'd like to continue. As a rule, our students complete all the blocks of training.

How long before my child is able to read?

Every child is individual and learns at their own pace. You will see the first results after 3-4 classes, when children begin to read the first syllables and first words.

Will your classes suit my child if he or she knows the letters and can read syllable by syllable?

Of course. Our programs focus on correcting and improving reading skills. After a free trial class, our specialists will determine your child's level of knowledge and recommend a course to suit your child.

My child doesn't know or understand Russian at all. Will your courses be suitable for them?

We have students who don't speak or understand any Russian. In this case, we recommend that parents attend the first 3-4 classes. After a few classes, the child will be able to understand the teacher's instructions and study on their own. We also have teachers who can speak other languages. In fact, your child will benefit from studying with a Russian native speaker, since they will understand and start speaking Russian much quicker.

I'm looking for Russian conversation courses; I don't think my child needs to learn how to read. What would you advise?

We recommend paying attention to reading, since it forms the basis for language learning and retention. A child improves their speech and increases their vocabulary by relating words to pictures during reading. Repeating the same words in class helps the child to remember them. It's easier to retain new words through reading, writing and speaking.

Is your course suitable for preparing for school?

Yes, our methodology is similar to the school system, so your child won't need to adjust. The course will teach your child the difference between vowels and consonants, and hard and soft sounds. You child will gain letter-sound knowledge, learn to read by concentrating on the written word, and be able to read fluently, without needing to sound out each letter.

My child has dyslexia. Will your classes help them?

Yes, our school also caters to children with dyslexia. Our unique approach, engaging format, and experienced and patient teachers will enable your child to learn to read quickly and accurately. Your child will love reading with all their heart and keep up with their school peers.

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