How To Watch Dinosaur Train

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Dinosaur Train FULL EPISODE | Dinosaurs in the Snow / Cretaceous Conifers | PBS KIDS
  • Families can talk about how the dinosaurs lived and what we can learn about them in Dinosaur Train. Kids: How was the Earth different during their time? How did different species adapt to their surroundings? What traits differentiated the species?

  • How do scientists work to answer our questions about the past and the future? What tools do they use to uncover and piece together clues? How do modern inventions improve our lives?

  • Kids: What did you learn from this series? What questions do you still have about prehistoric creatures? What other shows have you seen that teach you something about science?

  • How does Dinosaur Train promote curiosity? Why is this an important character strength?

  • : March 31, 2022
  • Boy’s queries get kids curious about the world.

    age 4+

  • Girl’s magical travels teach about other cultures.

    age 3+

  • Sweet, if vapid, animated preschool fare.

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Is It Any Good

This delightful series combines typical preschool interests like trains, dinosaurs, and a healthy appetite for adventure — and the resulting tales feed kids’ vivid imaginations. Through Buddy’s travels within the Mesozoic era, young viewers learn about different species’ lifestyles, diets, and unique characteristics. Kids are also encouraged to think critically about the world around them comparing dinosaurs’ traits to those of modern animals, for example, and learning to classify different species by size, appearance, and lifestyle habits.

And Dinosaur Train‘s value isn’t limited to early paleontology education or its fun take on basic scientific processes. There are also plenty of positive messages about tolerance and respect for differences. Buddy’s adventures introduce him to a range of species with obvious differences, and his curiosity allows him to discover not only the unique traits that separate him from his new friends, but also the basic similarities that make them all alike.

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