The Starting Ballet Kid Kit was one of the first Usborne purchases that I ever made, and my girls still use it as much today as they did when it first arrived at our door.
The kit came with the book Starting Ballet, which can be purchased separately from the kit. This book is one of Usborne Internet Linked Books, basically an Internet linked book gives the reader a chance to visit http://www.usborne-quicklinks.com/ and enter in the book and page number of the book that they want to learn more information about. This website provides safe content appropriate websites to visit to learn more about the subject you are reading about. It is important to understand that you do not need Internet access to enjoy the book.
The Starting Ballet book covers everything that a beginner will need to know and helps them practice their first steps of ballet. The book has beautiful, professional photographs as well as step-by-step illustrations that clearly illustrate the techniques and steps. The text is clearly written to allow all level readers and beginning ballerinas understand what is written.
The kid kit included sturdy paper dolls with six interchangeable costumes. Unfortunately, Usborne does not offer the book in the kid kit anymore. The dolls and clothing were made from a sturdy plastic material that stands up to play, travel, and love. (My girls have had theirs for over a year and they still look as good as they did when they first got them.) The costumes are easily changed with velcro that keeps the costumes in place while being played with. The kit also comes with durable background scenery with four different backgrounds to choose from.
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