Lewisville, NC (PRWEB) August 20, 2010
Gryphon House (http://www.gryphonhouse.com), award-winning publisher of early childhood education books, is delighted to announce a new partnership with the award-winning PBS KIDS series, Between the Lions®, produced by WGBJ Boston, Sirius Thinking, Ltd., and Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
Between the Lions® fosters a love of reading with millions of children as part of the PBS KIDS Raising Readers initiative, focused on helping children ages 2 to 8 to build their reading skills. The show is in its ninth season and has earned 10 Emmy Awards, including this year’s Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series and Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series.
Now Between the Lions® brings children even more to love about learning with books and products created in partnership with Gryphon House that encourage a playful approach to teaching young children about phonemic awareness, letter recognition, and other literacy skills.
What Does a Lion Say? And Other Playful Language Games (ISBN 978-0-87659-147-5, 128 pages, $14.95), published by Gryphon House. The book is filled with games for on-the-go play, making it the perfect way to bring learning fun along on long trips or to practice reading skills with the whole family.
Using the Between the Lions® approach to literacy, the LION Letters Card Games, published by Gryphon House, teach children word families and phonemic awareness while they’re having fun! With directions for playing games like Concentration and Go Fish, these cards are perfect to play with at home of on the go.
With learning centers and story ideas, as well as tips for creating a classroom that promotes literacy learning, Wild About Literacy (ISBN 978-0-87659-306-6, 232 pages, $24.95) is sure to enrich any preschool curriculum. The more than 150 activities feature theme connections, vocabulary, materials and preparation, and extension ideas. These activities are easy and fun, and they are appropriate for small groups or for children who need one-on-one attention.
With all the educational fun of Between the Lions®, and featuring children’s favorite characters from the show, the 100 plans in Wild About Group Time (ISBN 978-0-87659-305-9, 254 pages, $24.95) follow a literacy scope and sequence so teachers can help children develop and practice the literacy skills they need to be successful readers. Each activity includes: learning goals and literacy focus; a list of vocabulary words; an assessment toll; ideas to simplify an activity or make it more challenging; and a list of related books to share with children.
Gryphon House (http://www.gryphonhouse.com) is an award-winning publisher of resource books for parents and teachers of children from birth through age eight. Developmentally appropriate and easy-to-use, Gryphon House books provide parents and teachers with the tools they need to bring the joy of learning to young children.
Between the Lions® is a multimedia educational initiative created to help children ages three to seven acquire beginning reading skills and a love of reading. Built around a curriculum that incorporates the most recent scientific research in literacy instruction, each episode features an engaging variety of animation, puppetry, live action, and music. The series is part of PBS KIDS Raising Readers, a national reading initiative focused on helping children ages two to eight, especially those from low-income families, to build their reading skills. Between the Lions® is produced by WGBH Boston, Sirius Thinking, Ltd., and Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Between the Lions® is funded in part by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Education’s Ready To Learn grant, and by the Barksdale Reading Institute. National corporate funding provided by Chick-fil-A, Inc.