PBS Kids Dinosaur Train Review
I was excited to have the opportunity to review a cute show called “Dinosaur Train” which will be coming to PBS Kids this Labor Day 2009 (September 7th). I love PBS and have fond memories of it growing up as a kid. My kids loved “Dinosaur Train” and I even found myself singing along with the “Dinosaur Train” theme song. As they watched the show, they also interacted with it – answering questions as they came along.
“Dinosaur Train” is a really cute show by The Jim Henson Company. “Dinosaur Train” was created by Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!) and is set in a “whimsically realistic, prehistoric world of jungles, swamps, active volcanoes and oceans.” The “Dinosaur Train” helps kids ages 3 to 6 learn how to apply scientific thinking as they discover new types of dinosaur species and compare dinosaurs to today’s creatures. The show is a half-hour long and features two animated episodes. Each episode is followed by a short live action segment that is led by a real paleontologist who interacts with kids exploring the world around them. The purpose of “Dinosaur Train” is to “promote critical thinking skills for preschoolers based on an engaging and creative curriculum.” My kids loved it and I’m sure yours will also! Look for “Dinosaur Train” on PBS Kids this Labor Day 2009!
You can also explore the world of “Dinosaur Train” online at pbskids.org. Parents can explore extended learning activities at pbsparents.org and teachers at pbsteachers.org.