DVD Review: Dinosaur Train T-REX TALES

If your kids are like mine, they are huge fans of Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don... all of the kids in the Pteranodon family, so getting Dinosaur Train: T-REX TALES for review was like Christmas coming early to our house!

About the DVD:
Get on board the Dinosaur Train with Buddy, an adorable dinosaur, and his adoptive Pteranodon family as they embark on nine whimsical voyages in the Dinosaur Train: T-REX TALES DVD available from PBS Home Video and Paramount Home Entertainment.  In these special adventures, Buddy travels to Rexville, home of the Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaurs, and learns that he too is a Tyrannosaurus!

Kids can learn fun and fascinating new facts about the dinosaurs while traveling through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans.  “Dinosaur Train” embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking and skills.  Perfectly timed to the holiday gift-giving season, the DINOSAUR TRAIN: T-REX TALES DVD includes a bonus holiday episode, interactive games, coloring pages, Dr. Scott’s Segments and a reference guide for parents.

My Review:

I love that although this is a cartoon and definitely sci-fi for kids, there is so much learning going on about dinosaurs, eco-systems and many other science concepts.  Heck - Buddy always starts his adventures with a hypothesis... and now Liam, who is just now starting to speak in multi-word sentences, can say hypothesis!  I'm counting the days until Erik blurts out that he has a hypothesis - I'm guessing somewhere around 2 and a half maybe?

What I love most about this DVD is that they've included Dr. Scott's segments within each episode so that the kids get a double check about what they are learning and can really feel like they are part of the science of the show!

Dinosaur Train: T-REX TALES is also great for teaching comparisons and talking about same and different, since each episode features a different kind of dinosaur and helps show kids what makes them unique also made different species of dinsoaurs unique.

The episodes included on this DVD are:
  • I'm a T-Rex!
  • Armored Like an Ankylosaurus
  • T-Rex Teeth
  • Buddy Explores the Tyrannosaurs
  • T-Rex Migration
  • Play Date with Annie
  • A Spiky Tail Tale
  • Big Stomping Feet
  • Don's Winter Wish
If you have a little Dinosaur Train fan in your house than I think this DVD might be the perfect thing to find under the tree!

Disclaimer: I received this product at no cost to me for the purpose of writing my review.  All opinions are my own.