Pre-school Russian language course for children of three to eight years old who live in a non-Russian speaking environment but hear Russian spoken in their families. Learning by this textbook the child will be able to master the alphabet and learn reading and writing Russian. There are a lot of children's poems to be learnt by heart in the textbook as well as various oral and written tasks that teach the pupil basic Russian grammar in usage. There are a lot of pictures for colouring which bring in an element of play. The textbook is supplied with rec-ommendations for a Russian speaking teacher. It was first published in 2004. The book was successfully used by teachers and parents in Israel, the USA and Europe.