On Monday, the brand new show Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train airs on Nick Jr in the UK. Dinosaur Train is set in a whimsically realistic pre-historic world of jungles, swamps and volcanoes. The show stars Buddy, a little T-Rex whose egg accidentally ended up in a Pteranodon's nest. Adopted and loved, as one of the Pteranodon family, Buddy goes in search of his species, helped by his Mum and his siblings Shiny, Tiny and Don. Buddy is intelligent, curious and questions the world around him.
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This programme is aimed at 3-6 year olds and is really educational. Made in conjunction with palaeontologists, science teachers and early years' education experts, it does not patronise little ones. Instead it encourages scientific thinking and an interest in natural science.
We have had a sneaky peek at the first two episodes of the series. I have to admit, I learned some things that I didn't know about dinosaurs!! Have you heard of a Stygimoloch?? Freddy enjoyed the antics of the Pteranodon triplets and their adopted T-Rex brother. The theme tune is really catchy and the animation is appealing. This show revolutionizes how children learn about dinosaurs with detailed science delivered perfectly for kids!