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Between the Lions Curriculum

Prairie Public has three pilot preschool programs using the Between the Lions curriculum. Between the Lions is designed to help kids ages 3 to 7 learn to read. Unique among the hundreds of programs aimed at children, this puppet, animated, and live-action show is based on a detailed and rigorous literacy curriculum. It was developed in extensive and ongoing consultation with reading professionals. The result is a lively, educational blend of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and other teaching methods for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students.

Several independent, scientifically-based reading research studies have shown that Between the Lions has a significant impact in increasing children’s literacy. If you are interested in recieving the curriculum for your preschool program contact: education@prairiepublic.org or 701.239.7575.

For more information go to the Between the Lions website.

Curriculum Contents

  • 60 books
  • Teacher manual with lesson plans
  • DVD with video clips

Between the Lions Curriculum Locations

  • Frazee, MN
  • Fort Totten, ND
  • Fertile, MN

Between the Lions Curriculum Books

  • I Miss You, Stinky Face
  • Owl Babies
  • Knuffle Bunny
  • Jonathan and His Mommy
  • The Letters are Lost
  • Lola at the Library
  • Popcorn
  • Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs
  • Alphabet Under Construction
  • Not Afraid of Dogs
  • On Mother’s Lap
  • Who Said Red
  • Mouse Paint
  • Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!
  • Ten Dirty Pigs/Ten Clean Pigs
  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type
  • The Seals on the Bus
  • The Enormous Potato
  • The Lion and the Mouse
  • The Little Red Hen
  • One Duck Stuck
  • Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  • Whistle for Willie
  • A Letter to Amy
  • Violet’s Music
  • Too Loud Lilly
  • Clap Your Hands
  • Baby Rattlesnake
  • Flower Garden
  • The Carrot Seed
  • Wonderful Worms
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
  • Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
  • The Way I Feel
  • Bunny Cakes
  • Yo! Yes?
  • My Friends
  • Owen and Mzee: Best Friends
  • A Splendid Friend: Indeed
  • Roaring Rockets
  • We’re Going on A Lion Hunt
  • Polar Bear Night
  • How Many Stars in the Sky?
  • Night in the Country
  • It Begins with A
  • Bear Snores ON
  • Hush! A Thai Baby
  • Giraffes Can’t Dance
  • Rap a Tap Tap
  • David’s Drawings
  • My Crayons Talk
  • Good Night, Gorilla
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Abiyoyo
  • My Lucky Day
  • Bee-Bim Bop!
  • Too Many Tamales
  • Chicks and Salsa
  • Eating the Alphabet


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