'Dinosaur Train: Explore Outdoors'
(DVD / NR / 2015 / PBS KIDS)
Overview: 'Dinosaur Train' embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while sparking an interest in life science, natural history, and paleontology.
DVD Verdict: For those of you that are not aware, the rather brilliant 'Dinosaur Train' completely changes how kids learn about dinosaurs. Or should do! Finally, all the mistakes I was taught as a kid are repaired! Dinosaurs use tails for balance, have proper names, sometimes are tiny, have feathers, fly, are birds, swim, hunt, etc.
Mix in some really well done music and clear, quality animation, and you've got a great show. Best of all is a moment after each episode with a real paleontologist who clears up fact from fiction and even gives great details about what was learned in the cartoon - finally, a TV show is using standard teaching methods like reinforcement and repetition without boring us to death!
In this brand new release, 'Dinosaur Train: Explore Outdoors' we get 8 great new adventures! Indeed, Buddy and his family and friends love heading into the great prehistoric outdoors for fun and adventure and so Explore Outdoors provides them with eight (8) exciting ways to learn more about the world around them: Tiny's Fishing Friend, Butterflies, Best-Ever Babysitter, Plant A Tree, Birdwatching, Cloudy with a Chance of Fun, One Big Frog, and Caving with Vlad.
Buddy and his siblings Tiny, Shiny, and Don, plant sycamore trees with their grandparents and learn how clouds are formed from Mr. Conductor. They find unique birds to study and sketch on the Dinosaur Train and discover the beauty of stalactites and stalagmites that have formed deep inside a cave. The Pteranodon family is always ready to explore new places and learn new things! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Information for Parents
Dr. Scott's Segments