Dinosaur Train New 2011 Episodes + A Toddler PJ Giveaway!

Dinosaur Train® is roaring into 2011 with an all-new episode premiering this Monday, January 17 on PBS KIDS®.

In the all-new episode, “The Good Mom”, Mrs. Pteranodon meets fellow mom Millie Maiasaura, who is a little too over-protective of her kids. The two moms share some time comparing mothering methods in a play date at the Big Pond. And, Mr. and Mrs. Pteranodon decide to surprise each other with gifts on their anniversary.

Here’s a sneek preview of the “The Good Mom”:

About Dinosaur Train:

In DINOSAUR TRAIN, young viewers join Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons on whimsical adventures through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans as they unearth basic concepts in natural science, natural history and paleontology. The Dinosaur Train is a colorful locomotive, customized to accommodate all kinds of dinosaurs, and it has the ability to visit the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous worlds, while the Train’s Conductor, a knowledgeable Troodon, provides passengers with fascinating facts along the way.

DINOSAUR TRAIN is a Parents’ Choice Recommended TV series, and the DINOSAUR TRAIN website received a Parents’ Choice Silver Award and was the recipient of a prestigious 2010 Prix Jeunesse Award.

DINOSAUR TRAIN, created by Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking and skills. Each episode includes animated segments with live-action sequences featuring a paleontologist who brings to life the show’s natural science and natural history curriculum for preschoolers, giving specific facts about dinosaurs and comparing their features to animals of today.

In addition to the television series, there is also a DINOSAUR TRAIN interactive website at PBSKIDS.org/dinosaurtrain. Buddy, Tiny and Mr. Conductor guide children as they discover natural history and the science of paleontology through fun games and activities. For information on the DINOSAUR TRAIN geocache program—a fast growing adventure game that inspires families to get out and discover treasures together go to www.geocaching.com/dinosaurtrain

*PJ Giveaway!

As part of Dinosaur Train’s January promotional opportunity, they have the super duper cute “Dinosaur Train™ Striped Footed Pajamas” now available at Kohl’s! Just what a “good mom” dresses her toddlers in to keep them warm and cozy during the winter months! The dinosaur appliques and striped pattern on these footed pajamas offer timeless touches, and the footed design keep toes toasty. Get your toddler this adorable dinosaur footed pajamas for $26.00, available in sizes 2T-5T!

And one of you lucky Hip Mama’s Place reader will win a “Dinosaur Train™ Striped Footed Pajamas” in size 3T (as pictured)!

To enter the contest, leave me a comment telling me your family’s favorite winter activity. THIS IS YOUR MANDATORY CONTEST ENTRY.

This contest is open to U.S. ADDRESSES ONLY and will end on January 29th, 2011 at 12MN, EST. Please leave your email address (if you don’t have a blog). I will choose one (1) winner using Random.org and will be announced as a comment on this post. The winner will also be notified by email and/or through a comment on their blog (if available).


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  1. says

    well, with us getting a really good snow (for georgia) my toddler is now obsessed with snow men! lol, even wanting to bring them inside… so, our activity of choice? building snow men… of course!!!!
    jumpin.beans09 at gmail.com

  2. says

    Curling up together under a blanket and watching a movie is our favorite winter activity. We don’t get snow where we are, or it would be making a snowman. :)

  3. says

    We don’t get snow here in California, but we love being outside, so our favorite family activity is walking to an open field by our house to fly our rc airplane and then play at the adjacent park after the batteries quit!

  4. says

    Our favorite winter activity is bundling up in front of the tv and watching a family friendly movie together and talking all through it without shuuuuuushing each other. Ah the power of the movie theater at home…

  5. says


    Congratulations to Christina F. who said…

    We love to go sledding. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Thank you all for your participation!

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