Friday, September 11, 2009

Dinosaur Train Review!

Have you heard of "Dinosaur Train" yet? If not, let me tell you a little bit about this new TV show on PBS Kids Network.

The CEO of The Jim Henson Company, Lisa Henson says of the show, “We wanted to create an educational series that allows parents and their kids to explore and discover natural and life sciences in a fun, imaginative way. They’ll be inspired to ask interesting questions about both dinosaurs and trains, and will be eager to investigate the answers together.”
The show aired for the first time on Labor Day and can be seen throughout the week on PBS. The show is written as if seen through the eyes of a young Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy. Buddy was adopted by a family of Pteranodons. Buddy and his family go on daily adventures on the Dinosaur train so discover new and amazing things and other dinosaurs. Viewers will learn many interesting facts about dinosaurs and their eras.
Jim Henson Company was inspired to run this series by Sid the Science Kid that is set for a slightly older age group of children. Dinosaur Train is geared more toward Pre-school views and their parents.

My son watched Dinosaur Train for the first time the other day and won't stop talking about it. He is only 1 year old and constantly asks me to watch it. If you would like to see a little bit of what it is about, watch the video below and visit their website. There are a few episode shorts that you can watch there.

Once you have had a chance to check out this new series, come back here and leave a comment and let me & The Jim Henson Company know what you think about the show. I'm sure your kids will love it just as well and mine does!


Jennifer R. said...

My sons love this show. I like that it is so informative. My 3 1/3 year old is very into dinosaurs ans he has watched the episodes on DVR over and over. This is a keeper!

babylovesbooks - Rupa said...

We did happen to catch this show a couple of days ago and it was delightful. My 3 yr old is somewhat familiar with dinosaurs since I got her a couple of books a few weeks ago. And it was an absolute thrill to watch her enjoy the the show and exclaim " Mommy, look, that's Triceratops!" We're not regular TV viewers, but just happened to come across this show. What a refreshing idea this is.

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