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Dinosaur Train's Dinosaurs A to Z Book Review & Giveaway

While your kids are enjoying their carefree summer days, are you concerned about the significant learning loss they might be experiencing due to the lack of participation in educational activities? To help kids learn through entertainment, PBS KIDS kicked off their summer learning initiative in early June, which features 10 weeks of themed programming along with a variety of free and educational resources designed for kids 2-8. The "Dinosaurs A-Z" programming special is being aired on July 8 and July 9 as part of this initiative, encouraging kids to practice the alphabet as they learn about the diversity of dinosaurs.

Here's the schedule (please check your local TV listings for specific times):

July 8
Part One: Dinosaurs A to Z The Big Idea
Part Two: Spread the Word

July 9
Part Three: Dinosaurs A to Z Classification
Part Four: Dinosaurs A to Z Picnic

These fun episodes begin aboard the Dinosaur Train where Tiny gets the idea to gather all the dinosaurs in the "Dinosaurs A to Z" song for a picnic at Troodon Town. The conductor agrees, and as the Train starts picking up dinosaurs, Tiny, Buddy, Shiny and Don, help keep track of how many of the different species have come on board. They learn about classification and organize the dinosaurs by their species, features, and size. When all 26 dinosaurs finally come on board, the Train has more extra cars than ever before and they need an additional engine to help pull it! Once they arrive at Troodon Town for the picnic, Tiny leads the 26 different "A to Z" dinosaurs in a fun, rousing, and historic singing of the "Dinosaurs A to Z" song!

Random House Children’s Books has kindly provided us with a review copy of Dinosaurs A to Z by Andrea Posner-Sanchez and illustrated by Terry Izumi. It's a colorful 30-page board book with padded cover. In the book, Buddy, Mr. Conductor, and the other Dinosaur Train characters from the hit PBS KIDS animated series introduce 26 dinosaurs, one for each letter of the alphabet. My son is super excited to find out what each dinosaur looked like, where it lived, what it ate, and what special traits it had. The names are mostly long, but luckily the book tells us how to pronounce them. The book is absolutely fun to read for both young children and their parents!

A great companion to the book is the Dinosaurs A to Z song--
You may download the lyrics here.

The Giveaway
The Jim Henson Company and Random House Children’s Books have generously offered to give one of my lucky readers a copy of Dinosaurs A to Z valued at $11.99!

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Disclosure: I received a book to facilitate my honest review. No monetary exchange took place. All views and thoughts are my own and may vary from yours. Giveaway prize will be delivered directly to the winner from the sponsor.

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Stacie said...

We are reviewing things through the summer so summer is lighter then the school year. We only do work on the products I am reviewing. I also like to spend 20 minutes reading. If we aren't reviewing then we are working on Math.

Stephanie said...

We have signed up for abcmouse.com which has helped a lot! We also go to library story time once a week and try to do little crafts once a week.

jbafaith said...

I babysit for 4 of my grandchildren, and during the summer I continue to read to them, take them on "field trips", and help them do craft projects that encourage learning.

jbafaith at yahoo dot com

aperry said...

abc mouse is great for summer learning

Anonymous said...

We read read read! Our family has always loved to read for generations!

CrystalGB said...

Watch educational dvds and tv shows, and read together.

Nicole Becker said...

My granddaughter is 2 and we do flash cards. She loves to do them!!

Ava Chavez said...

we read every day!

Amo said...

I point out letters of the alphabet on signs and in books. I also try to teach them emotional intelligence!

lisa_s said...

We like to read daily and incorporate math into every day activities.

Vikki Billings said...

I have workbooks and learning games that I play with my grandson, he loves working in the workbooks because he earns points towards something he wants.

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