Get ready for Kindergarten with a new line of back to school products and online educational products from Dinosaur Train. As a mohter of three, I know the trasition to Kindergarten can be a stressful time for young children as they take on the new role as a “student”. They’ll have new surroundings, routines and expectations in addition to being away from parents.
The great news is that things can be done to help prepare children for this big transition. The Jim Henson Company and PBS KIDS have included some fun ideas from the award-winning Dinosaur Train website that will help children get familiar with themselves and build upon some specific skills, while at the same time enjoying their favorite characters!
- Practice reading and speaking.
- Learn about color.
- Develop fine motor skills such as coloring, cutting, drawing, buttoning, zippering and building.
- Practice gross motor skills such as running, jumping and throwing.
- Explore size and scale.
To celebrate “Get Ready for Kindergarten Month”, The Jim Henson Company, Random House, Crayola, MEGA Brands and Kids with Character have teamed up to offer some great new items to help your child prepare and have fun!!
Meet 26 dinosaurs—one for each letter of the alphabet—in this Dinosaur Train™ alphabet book. Young paleontologists-in-training will love learning cool facts about 26 amazing dinosaurs. This adorable non-fiction book with a sturdy padded cover is geared toward 3 to 5 year olds. It’s 30 pages long and is available for SRP $11.99.
With Crayola Mess Free Color Wonder, the inks are clear, and colors magically appear only when the markers meet the special Color Wonder paper. Kids are free to unleash their imaginations and love the way each marker magically reveals a different color on the special paper. The Color Wonder inks will not appear on skin, walls or carpet, so there’s no clean up involved. Age: 3+. SRP: $7.99. Available now at Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Kohl’s, Meijer.
Give your little Dinosaur Train fan the chance to join everyone’s favorite T-Rex Buddy to meet, explore, and have adventures with all kinds of friendly dinosaurs aboard The Dinosaur Train! Sit bobble head Buddy in his Dinosaur Train passenger car and get ready to find out all about his favorite prehistoric friends with the included fun and informative dinosaur fact card! Ages 3+ Available now at Amazon, Kmart and Toys”R”Us.
Dinosaur Train’s summer line shirts and pants/shorts sets are great for back to school. Look for NEW Dinosaur Train apparel coming in August and September at Kohls and Kmart.
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