~~The giveaway is now CLOSED~~August is “Get Ready for Kindergarten Month." To celebrate, The Jim Henson Company has provided some fun activity ideas on the Dinosaur Train website for parents to ease the stress of this momentous first day and help their children learn some basic preschool level science concepts. Here are a few examples:
- Help your child practice the letters of the alphabet while learning about the diversity of dinosaurs that once lived on Earth with the “Dinosaurs A – Z song.”
- Help your child learn some basic insect anatomy by creating a model of a dragonfly, and learn that some animals seen in the world today also lived at the time of the dinosaurs.
- Help your child understand and apply the term "hypothesis," investigate and make predictions about the science of color, using household basics including food coloring, clean food jars/containers, colored markers and a cookie sheet.
A Little Golden Book about Dinosaur Train! The Triceratops are coming over for lunch. Do you serve them plants or fish? That's what Buddy and his dinosaur siblings need to figure out before Tank and Trudie Triceratops arrive at the train station. This Little Golden Book retells an episode of the new PBS Kids animated series Dinosaur Train. It explains to young readers the difference between herbivores and carnivores—so that the next time you're dining with a dino, you'll know what to expect! Ages 2-5; MSRP $3.99
The Jim Henson Company has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers a back-to-school prize pack including all the Dinosaur Train themed products featured in this post! That's a $52.95 value!
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Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm Central Time on 9/1/10
Open to US Residents Only
Winners will be chosen using random.org and will have 72 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
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Disclosure: I did not receive any form of compensation for writing this post and the sponsor will be solely responsible for shipping the prize directly to the winner.