Dinosaur Train

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 3+

Young dino's travels teach kids about science and diversity.

Parents say

age 3+

Based on 56 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 38 reviews

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age 3+

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age 3+

Perfect for a preschooler

My 3.5 year old adores this show. He’s liked other shows (like Daniel Tiger) but this is maybe the first show he’s LOVED. He just giggles and soaks this up (and mama can get some things done). It combines two loves: dinosaurs and trains. He pretends his at home train track set is a dinosaur train and yells “time tunnel! Time tunnel approaching folks!” In the many, many episodes we’ve watched, I think only one did he find a little scary and wanted changed (but he’s not all that sensitive). Generally I can just trust that anything happening on this show is fine for his age and not have to sit watching with him. Great scientific language. He now casually talks about hypotheses. It also has good messages about getting along with others socially.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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