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Saturday, July 6, 2013

REVIEW: The Jim Henson Company- Dinosaur Train

The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy® nominated "Sid the Science Kid," "Dinosaur Train" as well as "Wilson & Ditch: Digging America" and "Pajanimals." Features include "The Dark Crystal," "Labyrinth," "MirrorMask," and "Unstable Fables" and television productions include "Fraggle Rock" and the sci-fi cult series "Farscape."
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 Dinosaur Train        
On the heels of its tremendously successful PBS KIDS® preschool series, SID THE SCIENCE KID, The Jim Henson Company premiered DINOSAUR TRAIN on PBS KIDS, continuing its legacy of quality children's entertainment. DINOSAUR TRAIN, created by Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), is set in a whimsically realistic, prehistoric world of jungles, swamps, active volcanoes and oceans. Each day, DINOSAUR TRAIN will help kids ages 3 to 6 to apply scientific thinking as they discover new types of dinosaur species, compare and contrast dinosaurs to today's creatures and embrace the living sciences of paleontology and natural science. The half-hour shows feature two animated episodes; each followed by short live action segments with a real paleontologist interacting with kids who love to explore the world around them. Based on input from paleontologists, science educators and early childhood education experts, DINOSAUR TRAIN promotes critical thinking skills for preschoolers based on an engaging and creative curriculum. Children can also explore the world of DINOSAUR TRAIN online at Parents and educators can extend the series' learning with activities and resources on PBS Parents ( and PBS Teachers (
Bartlett, Brian Henson, Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford will executive produce. DINOSAUR TRAIN is co-produced with Singapore animation company Sparky Entertainment, with the participation and assistance of the Singapore Media Development Authority. UK production and financial support is being provided by Ingenious Media.

This is a fun and entertaining way for children of young ages to learn! The website provided above has many different games to choose from. They also have coloring sheets you can print.
I received free samples to properly conduct this review & the opinions of this product are solely mine. Opinions may vary to my own. I did not receive any monetary value to conduct this review.


Janet W. said...

Dinosaur Train is one of my grandson's favorite shows. Initially I think the bright colors got him interested, but the content has really kept him into it as he's gotten older!