Review & Giveaway: Dino Train — Blog Anniversary

dinosaur-trainMy son and I saw a sneak preview at the American Museum of Natural History — courtesy of PBS. The sneak peak? Dino Train. For some reason I could not persuade the preteen and the teen to accompany us to Dino Train. Odd, huh?

The preteen and teen had fun going to the mall with their dad. I must post about this! Coach Dad detests the mall. The kid and I had a great afternoon together — something I did all the time with him when he was newborn through 5 years old, but since he is a big 1st grader I only see him in the afternoons, evenings, and on weekends. It was nice chatting to him without the household hubbub in the background.

Our time at home is a blur of activities, homework, poutiness, and teenage angst. One-on-one time is at a premium.  I need to take my preteen out next. I took the teen out a few weeks ago.

The Kid and Dr. Scott, the Dinosaur Train's paleontologist

The Kid and Dr. Scott, the Dinosaur Train's paleontologist

Dino Train is a brightly colored, intricately detailed, and funny depiction of dinosaurs on a quest. A dinosaur family board a train bound for various destinations on a quest to find the family of a dinosaur who hatched out of an egg in their nest. At each stop the dinosaurs learn about the land, the time period, and the dinosaurs living in that time period. Very educational for my son, but fun, too.

My son passed on having a photo taken with Buddy the Dinosaur. dscn1750Now Dr. Scott, the paleontologist was another story. We waited for Dr. Scott to sign a poster showing dinosaurs. We waited for 30 minutes…that is how much he wanted to see Dr. Scott.

The event was fun for the kids. I have seen a preview screening for a movie once before —  Millions. I took my teen when she was 11. This was a first for my son.

Giveaway for Musings from Me readers! I have a Dino Train CD — not released yet! — a Dino Train luggage tag and a Dino Train badge. 1 comment = 1 entry. Enter now!

– What is your child’s favorite dinosaur? Leave a comment.

– Tweet the giveaway: @MusingsfromMe is giving away a Dinosaur Train pack! Enter now!

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– Fan Dinosaur Train on Facebook.

We were handed a Dinosaur Train CD, luggage tag, and badge by the folks from PBS. I picked up another set for one of my readers. Giveaway open through November 30 at 11:59 a.m. Open to U.S. residents only.

49 comments for “Review & Giveaway: Dino Train — Blog Anniversary

  1. Janice R
    November 23, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Love this prize for my grandson

  2. Mellissa C
    November 23, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I have three boys and their favorite dinosaur is T-REX.

  3. Mellissa C
    November 23, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Follow on twitter as Missybeez80

  4. susan varney
    November 23, 2009 at 12:50 pm
  5. Jill L
    November 23, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    She likes Buddy, the t-rex.

  6. Jaclyn Reynolds
    November 23, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    My son loves velocerapters!

  7. Jaclyn Reynolds
    November 23, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Twitter follower- @jaclynfett

  8. Jaclyn Reynolds
    November 23, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Fan of Dinosaur Train on facebook

  9. Ann F
    November 23, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    My daughter loves the Trex

  10. Lori
    November 23, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    My boys love the Conductor (sorry if this is a dup comment, I got an error message so I’m trying again!).
    greenlancer at comcast dot net

  11. Michelle Draveski
    November 23, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    My daughter loves buddy, he eats carrion!

  12. November 24, 2009 at 1:06 am

    My son likes Triceratops.

  13. kathy dunaway
    November 24, 2009 at 10:14 am

    My sons favorite dino is Barney.
    Thanks for the giveaway:)

  14. M. Rogers
    November 24, 2009 at 11:44 am


  15. Jaclyn Reynolds
    November 24, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Fan of yours on facebook!

  16. Jessica McKelvie
    November 25, 2009 at 12:27 am

    My son love the Stegasaurus! We have only watched Dinosaur Train once (today actually) and he loved it! He loves trains and dinosaurs and we are going to be watching it alot more!

  17. Elizabeth Simons
    November 25, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    My 5 year old, recently adopted from China, loves the show Dinosaur train especially Buddy (T Rex) who is also adopted.

  18. Suzanne Denys
    November 26, 2009 at 12:29 am

    My son likes to pretend he’s Buddy and my daughter is Tiny.

  19. November 26, 2009 at 12:32 am

    My boys LOVE the T-Rex!

  20. November 26, 2009 at 12:33 am

    following on twitter (kissyj)

  21. Leilani
    November 27, 2009 at 12:56 am

    My kids love the dinosaurs from the “How do dinosaurs” books, especially the T-rex. Thanks!

  22. Alison
    November 27, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    My favorite dino is a pterodactyl!

  23. Maureen Ruble
    November 28, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Who is the favorite dinosaur in our house….it caused a small fight ahem…discussion between my 3 and 4 year old little ones. The final vote goes for Buddy (he was tied with my 2 year old giving the deciding vote).

  24. Maureen Ruble
    November 28, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    We are Dinosaur Train fans on facebook!

  25. Maureen Ruble
    November 28, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I subscribe via email!

  26. Maureen Ruble
    November 28, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I am a fan of yours on facebook!

    P.S. This giveaway is FANTASTIC!!!!

  27. paul haddock
    November 28, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Buddy the T-Rex!

  28. November 29, 2009 at 1:19 am

    I followed you on Twitter. MY username is @wfmo. I also retweeted the message for you and subscribed via FeedBurner and email. Oh and I became a fan of yours on Facebook [Jerlene Kea] and joined the Dinosaur Train group on Facebook.

    One more thing, my kid’s favourite dinosaur on Dinosaur Train is Buddy and he loves T-Rex’s. 🙂

  29. Jennifer
    November 29, 2009 at 2:01 am

    My daughter loves all the dinos, but one of her favorite is the T-Rex.

    We also went to one of these PBS Kids Dino Train events; our local Museum of the Earth had something going on last weekend. It was a lot of fun. She was five and wouldn’t get her picture taken with Buddy. She was all cute “people in costumes are a little weird.”

  30. November 29, 2009 at 2:51 am

    my kids love tiny!

  31. Erma
    November 29, 2009 at 10:21 am

    My son loves T-Rex.

  32. Ed Nemmers
    November 29, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    The “Jurassic Park” dinosaurs. Seriously.

  33. Karen Gonyea
    November 29, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    My son’s fav is the T-Rex 🙂

  34. Angela Winesburg
    November 30, 2009 at 12:14 am

    The T-Rex is his favorite, thanks!

  35. Gianna
    November 30, 2009 at 3:40 am

    Dino 🙂

  36. Veronica Garrett
    November 30, 2009 at 10:37 am

    My granddaughter’s favorite is the T-Rex.

  37. November 30, 2009 at 10:48 am

    My kids would love this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. DanV
    November 30, 2009 at 11:54 am

    My kid’s favorite dinosaur is a Pterosaur

  39. Lily Kwan
    November 30, 2009 at 1:05 pm


  40. Lily Kwan
    November 30, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I subscribed by email.

  41. Lily Kwan
    November 30, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I became a fan of Dinosaur Train on Facebook.

  42. Katrina
    November 30, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    we love the velociraptors

  43. Lily Kwan
    November 30, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I follow you on Facebook.

  44. LeeAnn P.
    November 30, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    DS loves velociraptors, allosaurus and of course T-Rex. He couldn’t pick just one!

  45. LeeAnn P.
    November 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm


  46. LeeAnn P.
    November 30, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    I Follow on twitter @murphykatt

  47. LeeAnn P.
    November 30, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Dinosaur Train FB fan
    LeeAnn Prescott

  48. Lisa R
    November 30, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    my niece loves barney

  49. Julie L
    December 1, 2009 at 12:18 am

    My niece Becky likes Barney 😉

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