Dinosaur Train ® is roaring into 2011!

Hey All!

I’m sure you remember me raving about Dinosaur Train in the past for their Christmas DVD and now the hit television series Dinosaur Train ® is roaring into 2011 with an all-new episode premiering Monday, January 17 on PBS KIDS® (check local listings). You and your kids should definitely tune in to this new season. It’s going to be amazing. The all-new episode is called, “The Good Mom;” “Diamond Anniversary,” 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.  And, Mr. and Mrs. Pteranodon decide to surprise each other with gifts on their anniversary.

You might be interested to know that Maiasaura, meaning “good mother lizard”, was a large duck-billed dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous. There is evidence that Maisaura lived in large nesting colonies and that the parents diligently cared for their young!

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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 was created by Craig Bartlett (he also created Hey Arnold!). It 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.

And to get your kids ready to watch this amazing New episode you should run to Kohl’s and get some of these amazing “Dinosaur Train Striped Footed Pajamas!” They are just what a “good mom” dresses her toddlers in to keep them warm and cozy during the winter months! And they are such a fun way to celebrate the return of Dinosaur Train!

These PJ’s are so adorable with their dinosaur appliques and striped pattern. The footed dino faces on the feet are so amazing! I think these pj’s are so perfect for kids. They offer timeless touches, and the footed design will keep those little toes toasty. They retail for only $26.00 and are available in sizes 2T-5T. I’m sure you child will love wearing them as they watch this amazing show!

For more info on the show visit Dinosaur Train on PBS: http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/

Or at: The Jim Henson Company: www.henson.com

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And if you and your kids miss the TV broadcast of “The Good Mom;” “Diamond Anniversary” you can also watch it at the following link: http://www.pbs.org/teachers/dinosaurtrain/lessonplans/maiasaura/

I hope you enjoy watching this amazing show in 2011 with your children. Thank you again for Following my blog and have fun with Dinosaur Train!

**Disclosure: I will be receiving a PJ set to review and sample in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for this post.**