Thursday, January 3, 2013

Dinosaur Train

Orion's newest obsession is with a show called "Dinosaur Train."  Honestly, kid shows tend to grind on my nerves pretty quickly, yet this one is one that I can't help but actually enjoy.  The stories are cute and short (each 20ish minute episode usually has 2 full stories in it) so it keeps his attention, and he is actually learning about different parts of science.  He is learning about the different kinds of dinosaurs and their features, the type of foods that dinosaurs ate, the different "ages" of dinosaurs (Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous), a one episode taught him about the steam engine of the train and how it worked.  He has started asking questions about what kinds of food we eat (do we eat fish mom?) and randomly tells me that he "has a hypothesis" when he is thinking about something.  That's a pretty stellar vocabulary boost for a 3-year-old I would say.  Of course there are little songs and dances, and I'm sure in a bad mood even Buddy could drive a person crazy....but I definitely give this show 2 thumbs up, and I know Orion would do the same.  On top of that, there are 40 episodes available on Netflix AND a mobile app available for pretty much everything.  If you have a kiddo that likes dinosaurs or trains, or you're just sick of listening to Barney for the 27th time this week, check it out!!  

Could he be any cuter??
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