Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dinosaur Train on PBS Kids

Starting September 7, PBS will be inviting preschoolers to jump aboard the Dinosaur Train, the latest show from the Jim Henson Company. Dinosaur Train combines dinos and trains, two things all kid's I know love, while teaching basic scientific thinking.

Kids will learn natural science, natural history, and paleontology with Buddy, a young T-Rex, and his adoptive Pteranodon family. Viewers can join Buddy as he explores prehistoric swamps, jungles, oceans, and volcanoes.

From the press release:
Departing from Pteranodon Station, the Dinosaur Train is a colorful locomotive, customized to accommodate all kinds of dinosaurs. Windows are perfect for the long-necked herbivores, and there’s plenty of head room in the Observation Car for the Giganotosaurus, giving all the species onboard a chance to check out the prehistoric world as they ride on the train. The Dinosaur Train has the ability to visit the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous worlds, while the Train’s Conductor, a knowledgeable Troodon, provides passengers with “cool Dino facts” along the way.

Adding to the series are live-action interstitials featuring world-renowned paleontologist Scott Sampson. "Dr. Scott" brings to life the show's natural science and natural history curriculum for preschoolers as he gives specific facts about dinosaurs and compares their features to animals of today.

Be sure to check your local listings in September for show times!

1 comment:

jubilee said...

What a neat concept. Thanks for sharing the info!