Between the Lions

TV review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Educational TV with heart -- and a slight flaw.

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 2+
For 2-4 year olds. This show is awesome! It teaches the basics of english/language arts. I really enjoy(ed) listening to the songs and stories. My papa like Cliff Hanger, maybe me too. Here's their website: https://web.archive.org/web/20150101032920/http://pbskids.org/lions/

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 7+

Not Quite Like Sesame Street...

Unlike Sesame Street, Between the Lions' puppetry can be a bit odd and even scary at times. One puppet has a swirly eye and bad teeth, whilst his background singers are only lips with wigs on them! Click the Mouse creeped me out a tad. One other thing: I can't remember what episode it was nor its EXACT details, but there was one episode where there was lightning or something; the library had become something like a haunted house. Very unsettling for kids used to seeing the library as a calm place. Some of the animated sequences can be a bit odd, animation-wise. Depending on the episode, Between the Lions is best watched as a family.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much consumerism

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