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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dinosaur Train- Celebrating National Train Day Review & Giveaway

CHOO CHOO! CELEBRATE TRAINS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF MAY WITH THE HIT PBS KIDS SERIES DINOSAUR TRAIN!

Dinosaur Train special airing of "Junior Conductor Jamboree" & "Troodon Train Day", takes place May 6th Celebrating National Train Day. The Jim Henson Company, PBS stations, and PBS website will feature special train-themed activities and events for in honor Of National Train Day May 7th.

Select PBS Stations across the U.S. will also be hosting train-themed events throughout the month. Participating stations include PBS SoCal, Los Angeles; WXXI, Rochester, New York; WJCT, Jacksonville, Florida; Houston PBS; KERA, Dallas, Texas; UNCTV, North Carolina state network; WHYY, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; AETN, Arkansas Educational Television Network; Vegas PBS, Las Vegas, Nevada; and WOSU, Columbus, Ohio. Activities may include Dinosaur Train screenings, Buddy costume character appearances, Buddy standees for photo opportunities, and hands-on educational activities.

In “Junior Conductor Jamboree,” Buddy and his family ride the Dinosaur Train from one end of the line to the other and visit all three time periods--from the Cretaceous, through the Jurassic, to the Triassic. In “Troodon Train Day,” the Pteranodon family rides to Troodon Town to celebrate Troodon Train Day, where the main event is a concert by King Cryolophosaurus, giving his first performance in years!

We was happy to see Gilbert back in the  Junior Conductor Jamboree, but my son enjoyed the singing from King Cryolophosaurus and I caught a certain "Elvis Tone" to his singing. As always my children enjoy Dinosaur Train characters and the story lines. Dinosaur Train is a favorite with my boys.

We had the opportunity to review the new Dinosaur Train Collectible Train Car & plastic Buddy character with it. The Dinosaur Train Car can be connected to additional train cars and vehicles sold separately. Link them together and and let all your favorite characters ride your very own Dinosaur Train. Such a cute idea and very reasonable priced at SRP: $6.99.


PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online and community-based programs. In addition to the television series, there is also a “Dinosaur Train” interactive website at PBSKIDS.org/dinosaurtrain. Children can join Buddy, Tiny and all their friends as they discover natural history and the science of paleontology through fun games and activities. During the month of May, the website will celebrate trains with a special themed homepage and new fun printable activities. Kids can also play the online game “All Aboard!” to become a Jr. Conductor on the Dinosaur Train! (http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/games/allaboard.html)


Thanks to PBS KIDS & The Henson Company one of my readers will win a Dinosaur Train Collectible Train Car & plastic Buddy character.

RULES: Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern 5/20
Open US winner has 5 days to respond to my email
Leave your email in to post or available in profile, I will not search for it
MUST complete Mandatory Entry. Winner will be chosen by random org. Entries that does not follow the rules will not win.

Mandatory Entry: Win a set of  Dinosaur Train Train Collectible Car with Buddy by following my blog Google Friend Connect and tell me your favorite Dinosaur Train Character.

********EXTRA ENTRIES***********

Follow both and tweet twice a day "#giveaway Dinosaur Train Train Car with Buddy @hensonparents @lifesandcastle http://t.co/1zfckmu #win 5/20"

*What is your favorite activity @ Dinosaur Train interactive website

*Become my face book fan.

*Become a Facebook Fan Henson Company (2 entries each)

*Subscribe to my blog by email. (2 entries)

*Enter any current giveaways from The Night Owl Mama giveaways on my site- one entry for each you enter.

*Grab the "Hotter Than Summer" Button @ top left side of my blog (2 entries) But if you already had it and commented on extra entry link before May 1, you get (5 entries).
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*Add this giveaway to a contest linky & leave link (3 entries each link, up to 3contest listings)



Disclosure: Company or PR provided me with a complimentary product for trial and provided a giveaway. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

190 comments:

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littlelatina said...

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Norberto and Julie said...

I am a new follower via GFC. My son's fave character is the Conductor.

Norberto and Julie said...

I think the Flying with Buddy Game looks like a blast: http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/games/flyingwithbuddy.html

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Sydney Heugel said...

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mrsking14 said...

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SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

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April said...

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would be the "All Aboard"

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Lentil said...

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I'm a GFC follower and Buddy.

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Hatching Party.

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