Where to buy
"Order Products" page or 1-866-898-6208
Schools & Churches:
Ukrainian Book Store
10215 - 97 St.
842 The Queensway
Delta Ukrainian Enterprise
2222 West Chicago Ave. Suite 1
Holy Trinity Ukrainian
1121 Cresthaven Dr.
Silver Springs, MD
26495 Ryan Road
EKO Ukrainian Art Gallery and Gift Shop
26794 Ryan Road
586-755-3535Dnipro Ukrainian Gifts
26499 Ryan Road
216 Foordmore Rd.
Kerhonkson, NY 12446
70 N. Cedar Rd.
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WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING...
The package arrived yesterday and everything is amazing! Thank you for creating these wonderful products to help parents and educators instill a sense of "ukie pride" in their children from the earliest age.
West Farmington, OH
EDITOR'S NOTE: I introduced the Baby Ukrainian Power Word flash cards to my son, Maksym, when he was 15 months old. I showed him each card and read the name of the object. At 17 months, I started quizzing Maksym, giving him a choice between two cards. I'd ask "which one is the (blank)". He'd point to the correct card every time. I was amazed. I quickly switched to the Baby Ukrainian Power Alphabet flash cards. Within three weeks of regular use, he pointed to the correct letter and started sounding out more than half of the letters. (Maksym started watching the Baby Ukrainian Power DVD once a week at 13-months.)
Please let us know how your children respond to our Baby Ukrainian Power flash cards.
Ukrainian Power Videos, Inc.
My grandson Markian (18 months) loves the video (Volume 1) and gets off the couch to dance the Hopak.
Latham, New York
My two 3-year-old grand daughters, that live in Ukraine, also love the Ukrainian Power videos. They've adopted a Boomchyk doll!
--Tania Onyschuk Ontario, Canada Thanks so much for creating
such a wonderful product line! I have 3 kids and they all are entranced
with Boomchyk. Keep up the great job! You are truly an incredible entrepreneur
and are doing wonders for the Ukrainian youth.
We were pleased with the educational
quality and entertainment value of the Ukrainian Power DVD's. The Richard
Scarry book is nice too. I am happy with the products I have ordered
from you thus far!
My children are 5 and 7 years
old, we live in South Carolina, so other than Dido and Baba we don't have
a lot of other Ukrainian friends to speak with. I try to let time on the
computer be limited and educational. I am so happy to find your web site
so my kids can play games and learn basic Ukrainian as they have fun!
Thanks for setting this up and keeping it running.
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Thanks so much for creating such a wonderful product line! I have 3 kids and they all are entranced with Boomchyk. Keep up the great job! You are truly an incredible entrepreneur and are doing wonders for the Ukrainian youth.
We were pleased with the educational quality and entertainment value of the Ukrainian Power DVD's. The Richard Scarry book is nice too. I am happy with the products I have ordered from you thus far!
My children are 5 and 7 years old, we live in South Carolina, so other than Dido and Baba we don't have a lot of other Ukrainian friends to speak with. I try to let time on the computer be limited and educational. I am so happy to find your web site so my kids can play games and learn basic Ukrainian as they have fun! Thanks for setting this up and keeping it running.
Simpsonville, South Carolina
am looking for help in teaching my child Basic prayers in Ukrainian, ie
The Lord's Prayer, Profession of Faith, etc. to prepare my child for First
Holy Communion. He does not read Ukrainian and I have forgotten most of
mine. Do you have something like this or know where I can find a recording
to help him memorize prayers? Thanks.
NOTE: Upon receiving this suggestion, "Ukrainian Power"
pubilshed "Ukrainian Prayers for Children" book. The book
tells the story of the children of Alphabet Village as they prepare for
First Holy Communion / First Confession and Solemn Holy Communion. Thanks
for the wonderful suggestion!)
This is my first time playing the interactive game (Boomchyk's) "Thinking of a Color". Loved it. I consider myself the "big" kid with no children. Too cute and it will be great to use
when I brush up on my Ukrainian. Thanks
up the good work, looking forward to future developments of Boomchyk!
Every child loves them!
would like to find out if you would be able to offer us a discount on
your children's orange "Ukie Pride" shirts. We are a group of
adoptive parents (ukrainian angels) and we will be attending a ceremony
in Philadelphia where President Yushchenko will be recieving the Liberty
Medal. We have about 25-30 children attending and I would love to have
them all wearing the shirts. Thank you so much for considering our request.
The ceremony is Sept 17, 2005.
I really enjoyed the videos and am sure my students would as well. I am
going to order the dvd volume 3 & 4! I will be teaching at a Ukrainian
workshop this summer and would love to use the dvd with the students as
both a part of the class and as something for them to watch during the
snack break. Based on the warning on the back of the booklet, it appears
that I am not allowed to do this. Yet, in reading through the customer
feedback, it appears
NOTE: Yes, we are happy to allow such use, in educational settings, when
requested in writing. Thank you for being considerate of our copyright.)
How do I get the complete set of cassettes that come with the
Thank you for responding and for confirming my order. My daughter Oriana
is 'in love' with the entire cast especially Boomchyk as it is her father's
voice. The voice of Boomchyk is my spouse Ivan Makar. And congratulations
on a great job with the "Ukrainian Power" video tapes!
I am trying to find interactive games for my son, do you know where I
NOTE: We offer a small variety of free interactive games on our site.
We encourage sponsorship of additional games so Ukrainian children
around the world will have access to the free games and be inspired to
learn Ukrainian. As for interactive games for children for sale, there
is only one CD that we know of. It's called "The Mitten." We
would be happy to carry this product or other interactive games, should
the producers of these products contact us.)
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Our response --
"Ukrainian Power" videos are like a Ukrainian version of
"Sesame Street." Although I don't want to discourage a sale,
I must say, I'm not sure 9-14 year olds watch "Sesame Street,"
therefore, I'm not certain if "Ukrainian Power" would be right
for that age group. The 9 year olds may still like it...but 14 is pushing
it. The "Ukrainian Power"
programs are entertaining, but as far as the educational value...the 9-14
year olds are beyond what "Ukrainian Power" has to offer. It
has lessons in the alphabet, colors, counting, days of the week, months
of the year, etc. But, I will say this...in some parts of Ukraine, some
kids only speak Russian... so the "Ukrainian Power" videos would
be educational for those kids wanting to brush up on Ukrainian -- which
is now very much in vogue, as a result of the orange revolution and a
nationalistic revival. The call is yours as to whether you think these
videos are right for the kids you have in mind.)
just received your volume one and two DVD. It's great! I am trying to
learn Ukrainian in a place where there is not a lot of influence or availability.
The Ukrainian Power episodes are a lot of fun! I have come across a problem
though: on one DVD player both episodes play just fine. On another (mine)
the first episode plays fine until Boomchyk goes to see Maksym then all
dialogue sounds go away. The background sounds (music, balls bouncing,
school bells) work, but no dialogue. Every once in a while I can hear
Milya, or a song but it's random. Is this a common problem? I believe
it is just my player because your DVD works perfectly on another.
NOTE: See editor's note above.)
I liked your web site and thought it was a great idea to introduce your
product to the Ukr. educational TV. I would suggest to make it more appealing
to a native Ukrainian -
As a fellow Wisconsinite, I am very passionate about teaching children
about our Ukrainian language and culture. I drive my 2 children from Waukesha,WI
to Palatine,IL every Saturday to Ukrainian School. Our school is having
it's annual St. Mykolai program on Dec. 18th. Would you be willing to
donate any Boomchyk items for our raffle. Perhaps if we purchased a couple
of dolls could you donate a few to our school. We would be very grateful.
If you are ever in the Palatine, IL area please stop by and visit our
Ukrainian Center. Thank you!!!
NOTE: Ukrainian Power Videos was happy to donate items to the raffle.)
My children are both adopted from
Kherson 10 months ago, and they no longer speak a word of either Ukrainian
Russian. I'm somewhat saddened by
that - one of our first "connection" moments, after bringing them back
from the orphanage, was watching "Telepuzeki" together. They watched
the two "Ukrainian Power" programs that we were able to see,
and seemed very engaged. It makes me wonder if they were able to
follow, at least to some extent, with whatever latent Ukrainian language
skills they may still retain.
cannot thank you enough for the videos and products that you have produced.
I just ordered the "Ukrainian for English Speakers" set and I hope that
it will help me in my quest to get in touch with my heritage. My great-grandfather
came to America in 1909 from what was then the province of
Teachers of Ukrainian in Saskatchewan
are aware of these videos and the resources offered through your website.
I have shared this information with them at several seminars and workshops.
During one of my workshops with primary teachers of Ukrainian, I focused
on the musical segments of your videos. I handed out words to all
the songs (available on your website) and encouraged them to use these
songs, together with the videos, to promote Ukrainian language learning.
Keep up the good work! Our teachers enjoy the Ukrainian Power series
and they continue to search for new resources to supplement their classroom
teaching. Thank you for adding to our supply of primary resources.
"We enjoy watching the 'Ukrainian Power' videos together as a family, and little Paul enjoys hearing Baba speak 'Boomchyk language' with Tato and Dido. We want games geared more toward the 5 and 9 year olds in addition to the 'Sesame Street' style videos."
"Have a 4 month old son and can't wait to get him learning Ukrainian with your products!"
Clinton Township, Michigan
"I found out about the website from the videos. I have all four videos and love them! We live here in Wisconsin, hours from Chicago, so these videos give our children the opportunity to hear Ukrainian songs and conversations on T.V. Keep up the wonderful work! you're providing a great service to the Ukrainian community."
"I just ordered another two videos for my 2-and-a-half year old daughter, Katrusia. I think that ALL young Ukrainian children should own these videos!!! What a fantastic educational tool! It's about time 'we' as Ukrainians had some contemporary and fun videos for them. Keep up the excellent work!!!"
Larissa Szepetyk Fraser
"I love all the videos you made. I think they are the best!! I was in 'Ukrainian Power' 3 and 4. I really enjoyed being in the video. I am seven years old. I love learning Ukrainian. Sincerely,
will be adopting a female child approximately 12-18 months from Ukraine
in the next few months. Please send info on your products."
can I buy the video 'Learning the Alphabet' in the Netherlands?
NOTE: Currently, we do not have distributors in the Netherlands. But,
you can buy directly from us. We ship our products all over the world.
We are also
actively looking to supply Ukrainian gift stores with our products, so,
again...let store owners know you'd like them to carry our products.)
are adopting a child from Ukraine and would be very interested in teaching
them their native language. Please keep me informed of any videos and
games you have."
Island, New York
grandchildren (ages 4 and 2) enjoy 'Ukrainian Power' tremendously. They
would like to sing along with all the songs presented. Do you have the
words to the songs?"
NOTE: The lyrics are available through our Videos page on the Ukrainian
"We will be adopting a female child approximately 12-18 months from Ukraine in the next few months. Please send info on your products."
"Where can I buy the video 'Learning the Alphabet' in the Netherlands?
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Currently, we do not have distributors in the Netherlands. But, you can buy directly from us. We ship our products all over the world. We are also actively looking to supply Ukrainian gift stores with our products, so, again...let store owners know you'd like them to carry our products.)
"We are adopting a child from Ukraine and would be very interested in teaching them their native language. Please keep me informed of any videos and games you have."
Staten Island, New York
"My grandchildren (ages 4 and 2) enjoy 'Ukrainian Power' tremendously. They would like to sing along with all the songs presented. Do you have the words to the songs?"
EDITOR'S NOTE: The lyrics are available through our Videos page on the Ukrainian side.
"I really love the 'Ukrainian Power' videos! My daughter can watch them over and over. I was really happy when I found out you had done two more. Keep them coming!! I do have one request and that is to put the words to the songs in Ukrainian on the website."
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Since getting this letter we have posted the lyrics on our site. They are available through the 'Videos' page on the Ukrainian side. Keep those suggestions coming.)
"I watched 'Boomchyk's Birthday' with my son Christopher and he loved it. He is only 18 months old but he really enjoyed it and so did I."
--Doug, Deanna & Christopher Berner
"My son Bogdan really loves the two first videos. I've now ordered Volumes 3 & 4. I want to wish the best to your company. You do a great job!"
"This is an excellent project. We are grateful that you are doing it because it will be a key resource for teaching my 7-month-old daughter Ukrainian. I'm fluent but my husband is Danish and we live in Singapore, where English and Mandarin are the common languages. So I need all the help we can get! We will surely be regular customers. Great web site, by the way!"
Seletar Camp, Singapore
"I bought the first two videos when my granddaughter was born. Not long after that, we put the first tape in and 'Bipa' was mesmerized. We bought the tape to my parents house for her first family Christmas last January and everyone was amazed at how she sat through the video so many times. Although we also watch regular Sesame Street, I believe Bipa prefers Boomchyk as she always seems to sit through the whole video. Naturally, Bipa also enjoys my participation with her. Bipa has not caught on to the 2nd video as well, yet, but she got the next 2 volumes for Christmas and so far enjoys the seasons and the months.
Thank you for putting out this marvelous gift. My children said that had there been something like this when they were growing up they probably would not have had such a hard time in Ukrainian School and retaining the language. Although I spoke to them in Ukrainian from birth, the town that we lived in did not have many Ukrainian speaking people, so they mostly heard English. By the time I got them into a Ukrainian environment, they struggled terribly with the language. Now I hope they re-learn it with Bipa."
Staten Island, NY
"I learned about your website from the back of the videos. I just want to say congratulations on the fantastic work on the videos. They are indeed of professional quality. My daughter is only 8-months-old and she loves them! I hope you will produce more videos."
"I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed video number 1, the alphabet video. We wish to learn Ukrainian and it is wonderful. My children love these videos."
Oakfield, New York
"We are extremely pleased with the videos. Keep up the good work!"
"My granddaughter had received 'Volume 1: Learning the Alphabet' as a gift. Since she lives in Kyiv, this was the first video, Sesame Street style, that she has watched in Ukrainian. They do not have Sesame Street there on TV but in the Russian language only. She really loves watching it so I ordered her 'Volume 2: Songs and Games' and the Boomchyk puzzle. Keep up the good work and I am waiting for future videos."
"Your videos are very interesting and so surprising that we Ukrainians have a chance to teach our kids Ukrainian with these wonderful videos. THANK YOU!!"
Luba Char, Brooklyn, NY
"I love your videos. My husband is Ukrainian but has difficulty in teaching me. With you videos my son and I can learn together. Now I just have to figure out how to turn on the closed captioning to see the dialogue in English. Can you give me guidance in that area? I would really appreciate it! By the way, my son's day care also enjoys sharing the music and characters of Alphabet Village! Thanks again!
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The closed captioning question is a common one. Most of us don't use the closed captioning feature on our televisions so we're not familiar with it. And, sadly, not every television has this feature. Older televisions are not equipped with closed captioning. But, if you have a newer model, please check your remote control or your instruction manual and you will see "closed captioning" in a MENU feature. You'll need to activate this by putting it in the "ON" position. This will allow you to watch the Ukrainian Power series, as well as regular programming, with closed captioning.)
"My granddaughter just loves Boomchyk and my kids are relearning with her. I would love to see a Boomchyk doll available for purchase."
"I saw you Boomchyk character and the Alphabet Game on the Internet with my 3-year-old son while we were looking for Ukrainian language resources for kids. Great site!"
"It is so nice to see someone make a video like Sesame Street but in Ukrainian. There is so little out there to teach children the Ukrainian language, especially on video. These days children watch so much more TV that they grasp the English language easily, but it's a tough uphill climb if I want my son to learn Ukrainian. At least now I feel I have more to offer by way of language absorption."
"Just got the video and my kids love it and watched it at least three times in two hours. The songs are great."
"My son is in the process of adopting a Ukrainian baby...I saw an article about you and your production of the 'Ukrainian Power' videos aimed at teaching Ukrainian language and culture to preschoolers. It sounded too good to be true. What a great idea you had and carried out to benefit children of Ukrainian lineage. Thank you."
"I was very impressed with the quality of the work on the Ukrainian Power video and the whole idea. I was eager to show the video to my children and husband. The litmus test, however, would be showing the video to my Ukrainian born 84-years-young mother-in-law. Mom was very impressed. She loved the video, especially the musical parts. She was reduced to tears as she clapped and sang along with the puppets."
GET FREE "UKRAINIAN POWER" VIDEO
at the Ukrainian Future Credit Union in Michigan.
Ukrainian Power Videos, Inc. offers a special "Ukrainian Power" video which teaches Ukrainian words and provides basic information on credit union services. The video is called "Boomchyk's First Trip to the Ukrainian Credit Union."
This video is only available at the Ukrainian Future Credit Union of Warren, Michigan.
In this special video, Milya stands beneath the Alphabet Tree with her magical book. The letters fall from the tree and fall into her magical book. An interesting story appears. Milya reads us the story of "Boomchyk's First Trip to the Ukrainian Credit Union."
In an illustrated segment, the children of Alphabet Village teach Boomchyk the importance of saving money. In a live action segment, we follow a group of children to the credit union and we learn about deposits, withdrawals and loans. Each step of the way viewers learn Ukrainian words. They learn to count to 100 by 10's in Ukrainian. They learn the colors, to tell time and to identify different coins, all in Ukrainian.
This entertaining and educational video is rich with information and fun.
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