Friday, March 29, 2013

All Aboard the Dinosaur Train with the Fun Eggstravaganza DVD (Review and Giveaway)

"What can be better than a basket full of Easter eggs? How about a train full of dinosaur eggs! Buddy and his Pteranodon family set off for new adventures as they encounter baby hatchlings and dinosaur eggs of all shapes and sizes in DINOSAUR TRAIN: EGGSTRAVAGANZA! They’ll learn that all dinosaur families are different, and so are the ways of nurturing them. And who knows, they might just solve a mystery or two while they’re at it! From the world-renowned Jim Henson Company, PBS KIDS and Paramount Home Entertainment, the DINOSAUR TRAIN: EGGSTRAVAGANZA DVD includes eight exciting edu-tainment adventures and is packed with loads of special features including interactive games, coloring pages, a Dinosaur Reference Guide, information for parents and more.
Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking and skills as the audience learns about natural science, natural history and paleontology. Over 13 million households tune in to watch “Dinosaur Train” each month. The “Dinosaur Train” television series is a 2010 Parent’s Choice Award Winner and ranks among the top 5 children’s programs among kids ages 2 to 5*."

Specifications: Widescreen with Dolby Digital English Stereo
Rating: U.S. – Not Rated
Runtime: Approximately 100 minutes

My Thoughts:

Ever since Savannah stumbled across Dinosaur Train last year, she has become a huge fan of the Pteranodon family, especially Tiny and Dawn.  So, when I heard this DVD, I had to get my hands on a copy and watch it with her.  We don't have many Easter films, so I was excited to add this to our holiday selection for this year and going forward.  As soon as Savannah saw me put it out the mailing package, her eyes lit up, and she had a huge grin on her face.  Thankfully it was Friday, as I don't think she would have been able to wait for the weekend, if this DVD came mid-week.  

Once Daddy came home, we ordered take-out and snuggled on the couch watching this film, after Arabella went to bed.  Before Savannah could get comfortable, she had to dance along to the catchy Dinosaur Train theme song, and point and smile at each member of the Pteranodon family. We could tell Savannah enjoyed this film, not only because she sat through the entire 1 hr. 40 minutes, but also because she clapped and cheered throughout each of the 8 episodes.  As parents, both my husband and I enjoy watching this show with Savannah, as we know she is learning about dinosaurs, while having fun with the bright and engaging animated characters.  I can see why this show has won awards and is a favorite amongst young children.  

I know we will be watching this DVD again soon, as Savannah will want to share it with Arabella, another fan of Dinosaur Train.  Even though you will not be able to surprise your little one with this DVD in their Easter basket, doesn't mean you still can't pick it up to enjoy during these warmer spring months.  This DVD will provide hours of Dinosaur Train fun for little ones, while offering a great way to spend quality time together as a family.   

Two (2) lucky readers will win a copy of Dinosaur Train: Eggstravaganza on DVD, thanks to the folks at PBS Kids.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


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