You may remember that I recently posted about the Dinosaur Train-Dinosaurs in the Snow DVD. Well, I would not be giving Tiny, Shiny, and Don their due credit if I didn’t tell you that we have watched that DVD snow many times that I have the lyrics to the songs memorized. Yep. Memorized. And, it isn’t uncommon for Mister to insist that he is the conductor and walk around saying, “Tickets, please.” Yes, I have some dino loving toddlers in my nest.
About Dinosaur Train:
In DINOSAUR TRAIN, young viewers join Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons on whimsical adventures through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans as they unearth basic concepts in natural science, natural history and paleontology. The Dinosaur Train is a colorful locomotive, customized to accommodate all kinds of dinosaurs, and it has the ability to visit the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous worlds, while the Train’s Conductor, a knowledgeable Troodon, provides passengers with fascinating facts along the way.
DINOSAUR TRAIN is a Parents’ Choice Recommended TV series, and the DINOSAUR TRAIN website received a Parents’ Choice Silver Award and was the recipient of a prestigious 2010 Prix Jeunesse Award.
DINOSAUR TRAIN, created by Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking and skills. Each episode includes animated segments with live-action sequences featuring a paleontologist who brings to life the show’s natural science and natural history curriculum for preschoolers, giving specific facts about dinosaurs and comparing their features to animals of today.
In addition to the television series, there is also a DINOSAUR TRAIN interactive website at PBSKIDS.org/dinosaurtrain. Buddy, Tiny and Mr. Conductor guide children as they discover natural history and the science of paleontology through fun games and activities.
Which is why I am ecstatic that Dinosaur Train has an all-new episode premiering Monday, January 17 on PBS KIDS® (check local listings).
In the all-new episode, The Good Mom, Mrs. Pteranodon meets fellow mom Millie Maiasaura, who is a little too over-protective of her kids. The two moms share some time comparing mothering methods in a play date at the Big Pond. Interestingly, Maiasaura, means “good mother lizard”, and was purported to be a large duck-billed dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous. In Diamond Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Pteranodon decide to surprise each other with gifts on their anniversary (Hubs and I will celebrate our five year later this month).
I can’t wait to see how Mister likes the new episodes! Since we volunteer at a food pantry on Mondays, I’m not sure if we’ll make it home in time to catch it as it premiers. Fortunately, though, PBS makes their dinosaur lesson plans available here.
Since we’re talking cute dinosaurs, have you seen the cute Dinosaur Train™ striped footed pajamas now available at Kohl’s? I know Mister will go Dino over these! The dinosaur appliques and striped pattern are cute, but Buddy’s face on the toes will make these a hit. SRP is $26.00, available in sizes 2T-5T.
And because you can never have enough dinosaurs on hand, remember, you can purchase Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs in the Snow on Amazon.com.