Dinosaur Train New Episode with Giveaway


If you have read this blog for even a month you know that we are big fans of Dinosaur Train here.  I have said it before and I will say it again, combining a show of dinosaurs and trains is pure 4 year old boy genius.  And tomorrow, January 17th is an all new episode of Dinosaur Train.  

In the all-new episode, “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.

Regarding the first part of this all-new episode, “The Good Mom,” 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!

But don’t worry.  If you miss this episode you can still watch it here.   

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.

So don’t forget to set your DVR or reminders and watch the newest episode of Dinosaur Train.

Win It:  One lucky Yellow Tennessee reader will win a pair of Dinosaur Train footed pj’s in size 4T.  
Available at Kohl’s are the “Dinosaur Train Striped Footed Pajamas,” just what a “good mom” dresses her toddlers in to keep them warm and cozy during the winter months! The dinosaur appliques and striped pattern on these footed pajamas offer timeless touches, and the footed design keep toes toasty. SRP is $26.00, available in sizes 2T-5T.
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Entrants 18 and older and from the US are eligible. Contest Ends on January 31, 2011 at 12:00pm CST. Winner will be chosen by random.org and announced around February 1st. Winner will be notified by email with “You Have Won the Dinosaur Train Giveaway” in the subject line. Winner will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Disclaimer/Disclosure:  I received no compensation for posting this giveaway.  All photographs and logos used are property of The Jim Henson Company.   All opinions and views stated are my own.  Special thanks to Three Sixty Marketing and Communications for this giveaway! 

PHOTO CREDIT – © 2010 The Jim Henson Company. Jim Henson’s logo, Dinosaur Train logo, characters and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved.

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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.