Introduction:I admit I'm hooked on PBS's hit preschool show Dinosaur Train. I've been known to set my alarm on days off just to keep up with the antics of the Pteranodon family. Plus, I'm learning a lot of important information about the Mesozaic era my college education failed to teach me. Thank goodness for PBS!
Did you know dinosaurs talk? And in full sentences? It's true. The scary thing is most of them have a bigger vocabulary than I do. Luckily, Mr. Conductor and Mrs. Pteranodon have our backs and are always willing to give new vocabulary and science lessons.
Dinosaurs used them to travel between continents and time periods during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods. How else were they supposed to visit Great-Aunt Haddie Hadrosaur on her birthday?
Not because they were cold. The conductor, a troondon, wears a tacky vest and conductor's hat. And people look funny at my dogs when they wear stylish dog prom dresses? At least my dogs look fashionable in their clothes.
Does anyone else find it funny all the dinosaurs in every episode sleep under the starry skies, but the train passengers wait inside an enclosed train station? Personally, I'd prefer it the other way around.
Or more accurately, it did exist. Time travel might be one of those lost arts that was lost when dinosaurs died out. Hmmm. Maybe dinosaurs didn't really go extinct. Maybe they all hopped a train, went through the Time Tunnel and are all waiting for us in the future.
What have you learned from Tiny, Shiny, Don, Buddy and friends on Dinosaur Train?
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