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PBS distribution provides content throughout the world from PBS Kids programming. PBS Kids has great children focused shows like Caillou, Odd Squad, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and more that foster knowledge and creativity in every show. PBS Distribution just released on February 13, 2018 the Dinosaur Train: Big Pond Adventures DVD and we are so excited! If you are unfamiliar with Dinosaur Train, this is a funny show about a Pteranodon family that accidentally finds a T-Rex egg among their Pteranodon eggs and welcome, Buddy, the T-Rex along their other 3 dinosaurs. They embark on fun adventures on their era as well as others via the Dinosaur Train.
Dinosaur Train is a wonderful show, already loved tons by my son. When they received this DVD they couldn’t wait to watch it. I love that they ask questions about the concepts presented in each episode or facts. They also love to tell me about what they learned and without realizing it how they can apply it at home or on our outdoor walks. I love that it sparks interest in them in trains, dinosaurs, leaves, rocks and exploring in a fun, cheerful manner. It also shows children that being different doesn’t mean you are any less family.
This DVD is fun with longer episodes for children 3 years and up, 8 to be exact spanning 90 minutes. My son loves this show because they talk about different topics and they explore outdoors. He loves that Buddy is so inquisitive and of course that he is a T-Rex. They had a Dinosaur that sounded a lot like Elvis, rightly named King and sang similar in tone that the kids thought was hilarious and kept wanting me to re-play. His favorite episode was when Don and Buddy played detectives and examined some fossilized tracks. He loved it so much he wanted to pretend afterwards that he was Buddy and his sister was Don. There is also a 2-part episode about a charity event with lots of singing from dinosaurs to insects to bring awareness on overfishing affecting the pond. It was a big concept explained very well in this episode. My favorite was the episode where they have a scavenger hunt. It shows how to have fun as a family and that they are all winners because they learned and met new creatures together. My family really enjoyed this DVD and it has been played a quite few times since.