Learning to read is one of the most important challenges children face, but parents don'talways know how to help their children master the complex skills involved. With this wonderful new book, based on the award-winning public television series Between the Lions?, parents of children ages four to eight will find all the information they need to help their children navigate this exhilarating -- but sometimes mysterious -- journey. Since its premiere in 2000, Between the Lions has become one of the most popular children's series on television -- and research shows that it actually helps children learn to read. Based on the literacy curriculum that underlies this innovative, entertaining series, The Between the Lions Book for Parents draws on the latest and most reliable research to give parents practical tips to help smooth their children's path to reading and writing. Practical, comprehensive, and fun, it's helpful both for children who are struggling a bit and for those who are moving along just fine. Parents will find a wealth of specific information about what children should learn every year, how to help them learn it, and how to tell if they're running into difficulties. Whether your child isn't getting a comprehensive program of instruction at school or you just want to stimulate an interest in books at home, The Between the Lions Book for Parents is an essential addition to every parent's home library. So enter the world of Between the Lions and help your child fall in love with reading.