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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sweepstakes Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers

 The bees are buzzing and butterflies beginning to land on the new blossoms, spring is here and nature is putting on her show. Did you know that April is World Habitat Awardness Month. April 22 is also Earth Day, we usually plant some kind of plants on earth day. The kids love getting in touch with nature and so do Dinosaur Train’s Buddy and the Nature Trackers!
World Habitat Awareness Month is a worldwide observance for the need to protect the habitat of all Earth’s creatures and to make a conscious effort to preserve nature’s ecosystems, celebrating the spirit of unity between people, animals and the natural environment. And, Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment! The Jim Henson Company, PBS KIDS, Readers Digest Children’s Books and Dinosaur Train are jumping onboard to celebrate Earth Month too!

Dinosaur Train Nature Tracker’s Club
For some great ideas on how to explore nature, consider joining the Dinosaur Train Nature Tracker’s Club, a FREE to join community of young children, their families and educators committed to learning about nature and doing good things for their environment. Nature Trackers enjoy exploring and having adventures, respecting their environment, collecting things, tracking and observing plants and animals, and challenging themselves to get outside and make discoveries every day. Download your Dinosaur Train’s Nature Trackers Club Guide Book, available when you have completed all four activities, simply mail in the form provided in the book along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and receive an official Nature Trackers member token! The Jim Henson Company and PBS KIDS are offering even more ideas for learning about the nature around you with a brand new online game, Backyard Theropods!

Get into Nature Geocaching
Take the Dinosaur Train Geocaching Challenge! Geocaching is a modern day, worldwide treasure hunt whereby participants can both hide and seek containers called geocaches. Geocaching encourages children to explore their surroundings, use observational skills and have an adventure right in their own neighborhood. Geocaching is a family friendly outdoor adventure that blends technology, gaming and environmental discovery. Each geocache features one of the dinosaurs found on the online Dinosaur Train Field Guide and contains educational information related to that dinosaur.

New Dinosaur Train Episodes!!
ALSO, starting April 1, PBS KIDS kicks off Earth Month with three weeks of “Explore the Outdoors” themed on-air programming, and will air “Dancing with Dinosaurs” the week April 8 – 12. Encore presentations of some of the most musical episodes of Dinosaur Train make for a week of dance-tastic adventures. Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don explore ponds, gardens, oceans and more. They sing and dance as they encourage kids to get outside, get into nature and make their own discoveries. These episodes are:
  • That’s Not a Dinosaur/Tiny’s Garden 
  • Remember the Alamosaurus/Sunrise, Sunset 
  • Elmer Elasmosaurus/Dinosaur Block Party 
  • Junior Conductor Jamboree/Troodon Train Day 
  • Buddy Explores the Tyrannosaurs/Rainy Day Fight 
Learn all about today's dinosaurs - birds! Join Dr. Scott and help place interesting birds in their appropriate habitat. Use a bird caller to attract the bird, listen to the clue and then select where you think it lives. You will learn what different birds sound like, look like, what they are called, where they are likely to live, and about the ancestral connection between birds and dinosaurs. Once you learn a little more about birds you can get out in nature and look for birds in your own backyard! 

We look forward to hearing from you if you would like to participate in the Review and Giveaway opportunity – and feel free to share our FREE activities to celebrate Earth month!

One US reader will win the wonderful Buddy & The Nature Trackers book from Reader’s Digest Children’s Books.  

More than 45 flaps to lift and a learning activity on each spread combine to make this book both entertaining and educational! The Nature Trackers are always on the lookout for interesting things to discover all around them. Kids will enjoy the adventures of Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don as they check out a cave filled with colorful gems, watch baby dinosaurs hatch from eggs, and more. The activities throughout reinforce early learning concepts like colors, action words, counting, matching, and opposites. SRP $9.99, ages 2 and up. Available wherever books are sold. Find Dinosaur Train books here.

Disclosure: A Sample book was provided to my family for sharing and sponsor will also provide a prize for this sweepstakes. All opinions are my own and materials are provide by sponsor.

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34 comments:

Janet W. said...

I'd like the All Aboard! board book for my grandson, too!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Definitely Let's Go to Volcano Valley!

Anonymous said...

I think Dinosaur Train Ride the Holiday Train looks cute
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Dave said...

The All Aboard book looks good

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Katherine Donovan said...

The Let's Go to Volcano Valley looks like a great book for my grandson!
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Jan Lee said...

I'd like this other Dinosaur Train book: Dinosaur Train Guess Who, Buddy! :)

dawn keenan said...

My son would love Dinosaur Train Guess Who, Buddy!

Stephanie Larison said...

The All Aboard book looks good

Ken Ohl said...

my niece would love Dinosur Train Guess Who, Buddy. Thankyou, Ken pohl19@comcast.net

Sacha Schroeder said...

Dinosaur Train Buddy and the Nature Trackers looks cute!

jamie braun said...

we would love All Aboard! my daughter loves trains!

crystle tellerday said...

dinosaur train ride the holiday train crystlemtellerday@yahoo.com

Mammamayor said...

The dinosaur train holiday train looks adorable,Natalie
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shirley said...

We also like the Dinosaur Train Guess Who, Buddy!

Clarke & Lewis said...

let's go to volcano valley!

Mel (gomomgoblog@gmail.com) said...

I'd like Dinosur Train Guess Who, Buddy

Gianna said...

Dinosaur Train My Name is Tiny.

Linda said...

Dinosaur Train, Guess Who, Buddy?
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Kari Flores said...

i would like the Dinosaur Train Buddy's Big Bite book.

Anonymous said...

Dinosaur Train My Name Is Tiny is my book of choice!

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Daniel M said...

Dinosaur Train Guess Who, Buddy! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

brendaelsner said...

Guess Who, Buddy

Stevie said...

The My Name is Tiny Book - my daughter likes when they sing that song

cassandra mccann said...

http://www.rdtradepublishing.com/book_display.php?isbn13=9780794427122

hussagain said...

Dinosaur Train Guess Who, Buddy!

Jennifer Q. said...

I like lets go to volcano valley

Jennifer Q. said...

I like lets go to volcano valley

Candace Barrow said...

I would also love to have All Aboard!

Chelsea B. said...

I LOVE PBS Kids especially Dinosaur Train. My 2 y/o LOVES Buddy.

kathy pease said...

I like Let's Go to Volcano Valley

Vikki Billings said...

I like the Let's Go to Volcano Valley book
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Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

The all aboard
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Anonymous said...

Lets go to
Volcano valley
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Anonymous said...

What a cutie pie
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