Disclaimer: I am affiliated with my local PBS station, WUCF, as a VIP blogger. WUCF kindly furnished me with a Dinosaur Train DVD to review as well as this awesome package to giveaway!
Say it with me! IT’S SUMMER!!
I love summer. Yes, we homeschool year round, but that doesn’t mean I love summer any less. There’s just this magic feeling in the air. Our daily dip in the pool doesn’t hurt either.
For most of the country summer is a great time of exploration, be it through hiking, summer camp, or just digging in the back yard. And when it’s time to come in what better way to reinforce their learning than with our sweet friends on the Dinosaur Train?
Most of my kids are older than the target age for Dinosaur Train but I still find them watching it from time to time. Why? Because dinosaurs! It doesn’t help that they get solid scientific information and good lessons on how to be a good human too.
Featuring 8 episodes and 100 minutes of play time, when you watch Dinosaur Train: Nature Trackers your kids will be delighted to learn about the stars, reptiles, flowers, and more, all while learning important lessons about friendship and teamwork. The DVD also comes with an interactive game, an episode guide that doubles as a coloring book, information for parents, and special segements from Dr. Scott!
Our favorite episode was “Get Into Nature”. In this episode the kids decide to form a club to shar their nature discoveries. Things don’t go as planned, however, when they can’t decide how to run the club. This episode took me back to my school day recesses. Someone was always forming some kind of club, and it brought a lot of drama. In this episode the dinosaurs learn what is means to be a friend and to work as a team. It’s a great episode!
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY
One lucky reader is going to win a Summer Fun Pack from PBS Kids/WUCF, which includes the Dinosaur Trains: Nature Trackers DVD!
The Summer Fun Pack also includes chive seeds, a book mark, Dinosaur Train stickers, a Big Summer Activity Booklet, a reading chart, and the PBS Kids Super Summer Fun Book featuring your favorite PBS Kids characters!
Entering the contest is easy peasy, just fill out the little form you’ll find by clicking the link below that reads “Entry-form”
GOOD LUCK! The contest ends 6/20/15 at 11:59PM EST!
Meg Grooms is a long-time homeschooling mother of 6 children, ranging in age from preschool to married with kids of their own. Always a vagabond at heart, Meg and her family have embraced a slow travel lifestyle and currently call Southern California home. Your guess is as good as hers as to where they’ll end up next.
Meg blogs about secular homeschooling and gameschooling at Homeschool Gameschool.