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October 30, 2014

Dinosaurs in the Snow & Figurine DVD Gift Set Review

*I received a free product for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine.

DINOSAUR TRAIN embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains, while encouraging basic scientific thinking skills. Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons go on whimsical adventures through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes, and oceans as they unearth basic concepts in natural science, natural history, and paleontology. The Dinosaur Train is a colorful locomotive, customized to accommodate all kinds of dinosaurs and has the ability to visit the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods. The Train’s Conductor, a knowledgeable Troodon, provides passengers with fascinating facts along the way.
DINOSAURS IN THE SNOW DVD + FIGURINE” gift set will be available on October 28, 2014. The DVD has a run time of approximately 120 minutes. The gift set SRP is $14.99. In addition to featuring the eight fun-filled learning adventures below, this DVD also includes special features – an interactive game, coloring pages, a dinosaur reference guide and information for parents.
Dinosaurs in the Snow
Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole – where it’s cooler, and the skies are dark all winter long! The kids get to play in the snow and slide on a frozen pond for the first time.
Cretaceous Conifers
The whole Pteranodon family have fun celebrating Mom’s favorite holiday, Winter Solstice. They learn about large conifer (evergreen) trees and help decorate them at a holiday party.
Night Train
Dad, Buddy and Tiny take a special ride on the Dinosaur Train at night, learning about animals that are active after dark, culminating at the Big Pond for a nature walk under the full moon.
Fossil Fred
Buddy, Tiny and Don play “detective” and search around the Big Pond for fossils. The kids end up finding an entire skeleton of a Jurassic dinosaur.
King Cryolophosaurus
Buddy, Tiny, Don and Mom meet a reclusive, singing dinosaur named King who has a big swooping crest on his head and a voice that sounds an awful lot like Elvis Presley.
Dinosaur Block Party
The Pteranodon family hosts a block party to introduce their new neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, to all the other neighborhood creatures. The different species all join together to fly, dive, fish, race and especially, to rock the block!
Surprise Party
Shiny, Tiny and Don throw a surprise party for Buddy on the Dinosaur Train and invite a whole caboose full of his friends!
Flowers for Mom
The kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom on her special Mothers Day. They find many different flowers while following a very busy bee.

Our Review:
My kids love dinosaurs and they love learning interesting facts about them from Dinosaur Train series.  My little guy thought that the DVD gift set was great because he liked playing with the dinosaur figurine while he watched the different episodes. 

To buy it as a gift this holiday season, please go to Amazon.com

October 29, 2014


*I received a free product for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine. 

PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing a CAILLOU 25th anniversary DVD and book gift set on October 14, just in time for the holidays! The gift set features the DVD “Caillou’s Family Favorites,” which includes four episodes (14 adventures), and a 48-page beautifully illustrated special edition double storybook, which features “Training Wheels” and “Captain Caillou.”

For 25 years, Caillou has been inspiring generations of preschool children to grow emotionally and to explore the world around them by learning, having fun, and using their imagination. CAILLOU airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings). Join Caillou in celebrating his 25th anniversary with this fun-filled family DVD and double storybook collection.

CAILLOU’S FAMILY FAVORITES DVD + BOOK” will be available on October 14. The DVD run time is approximately 100 minutes. The gift set SRP is $14.99. The DVD contains special features including interactive games, coloring pages, and optional Spanish audio.

Caillou is a 4-year-old boy who delights in the small wonders of the world around him, embellishing everything he sees with his rich imagination. Thanks to his vivid imagination, ordinary, everyday events quickly become exciting adventures in which Caillou can play “make-believe.” CAILLOU is designed for preschoolers and focuses on role-playing and “make-believe.” CAILLOU is produced by DHX Media.

The episodes and stories included on the DVD are listed below.

Caillou’s Surprise

·         Caillou’s Surprise

·         A Surprise for Miss Martin

·         A Surprise Sleepover

People I Love

·         Mystery Valentine

·         Dancing at Grandma’s

·         Play Ball!

·         Caillou's Sleepover Guest

Captain Caillou

·         Captain Caillou

·         The Loudest Noise

·         Caillou's First Wedding

Knowing How!

·         Skating Lessons

·         Where I Live

·         Just Like Me

·         Just In Time

Our Review
I remember DD watching Caillou when she was a preschooler. It is hard to imagine that now her little brother watches it. This year, Caillou is celebrating its 25th anniversary. While it is hard to imagine that the series has been around for so long, it is also not a surprise because of how much young kids enjoy watching the show.  The G man received the DVD and book gift set to review. His favorite is "Where I live." After he watched the episode, I took the opportunity to teach him our actual address. One of the things I really like about the show is that it introduces a lot of basic concepts to kids and then I could build on top of those concepts as I attempt to teach my kids more complex ones.

To buy the gift set we received to review, please go to Amazon.com