Get caught Reading – Dinosaur Train Book Giveaway

by Melanie Roberts

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DINOSAUR TRAIN’s “Buddy” and SID THE SCIENCE KID’s “Sid” are participating for the first time this year in May’s Get Caught Reading Month, organized by the Association of American Publishers as part of its annual nationwide campaign devised to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read.

As part of the campaign, both Buddy and Sid are depicted “caught reading” in posters made available to teachers and parents for use in classrooms, libraries and other locations. The posters are FREE (shipping is a flat $5 for up to 12 posters). You can order these posters and a LOT of other educational posters HERE!

According to the Association of American Publishers, research indicates that early language experience actually stimulates a child’s brain to grow and that reading to children gives them a huge advantage when they start school. I think we can all agree to that! Reading is critical for children to learn and be encouraged in. I’ve always read to my kids even while I was pregnant with them, all three love to read. The toddler and the Tween always have a book in their hand and love it. Reading is sucha big thing for little ones, it will help them in school with more than just being able to read; it’s a tool and a stepping stone into their future, so take some time each night and read with your little ones… I know we do and the kdis love it and we have bonding time with the kids. What more do you want….:-)

We love Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid. What… ?? You don’t know who Sid the Science kid is or Dinosaur train? Well, let me tell you, you are missing a lot of fun. Sid is a preschool boy who is always asking questions and conducting his own experiments. Dinosaur Train is a great preschool show about the Buddy (a T-rex) and his Pteranadon family! Kids will learn all about the different dinosaurs and the time periods in which they lived. Did you know that you can even play Dinosaur Train games and Sid the Science Kid games online? There is also a really cool Sid the Science Kid blog for families AND for teachers where you can learn more about Sid’s experiments and plan your own scientific activities!

In honor of “Get Caught Reading” I have 3 special Dinosaur Train books to offer one lucky 2Boys + 1Girl = OneCrazyMom reader! One winner will receive all three of the following Dinosaur Train books:

The Buddy & Friends board book is also from Grosset & Dunlap. Join Buddy as he travels aboard the DINOSAUR TRAIN to introduce kids to some of his friends. Packed with full-color images from the show, this simple book is a perfect introduction to DINOSAUR TRAIN’s many species! SRP $5.99. Ages 3–5.

A Surprise for Mom! from Grosset & Dunlap, is a beautiful picture book that follows Buddy and his siblings as they begin to plan something special for Mrs. Pteranodon on her special day. Read along as Team Pteranodon searches high and low for the best gifts ever! SRP $3.99. Ages 3–5.

Tiny Learns to Fish is from Grosset & Dunlap. The first reader in the Dinosaur Train program follows Mr. Pteranodon as he takes the kids to the big pond to teach them how to fish. There’s just one problem. Tiny can’t catch a fish, and Buddy can’t fly, so they team up to catch fish together! This Level 1 reader is perfect for young fans, who are starting to read on their own. SRP $3.99. Ages 3–5

For more information check out the Hanson Company on Facebook;  Twitter: @hensonparents OR Geocache AND The hit television series Dinosaur Train™ airs daily on PBS KIDS® (check local listings). Dinosaur Train on PBS or The Jim Henson Company


One Lucky 2Boys+1Girl=OneCrazyMom Reader will win this Dinosaur Train Book Prize pack


What is your little ones favorite book?


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This Giveaway will run from  5/18-6/1 @ 9PM; winner will be picked through  WordPress “And the Winner is” and will be announced on the Blog and I will send an e-mail. The winner will have 48hrs. to get back to me with mailing info. All items will be mailed from the Sponsor. US ONLY!!!

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Melanie a/k/a Crazy Mom is a mother of three, a Kindergarten Princess, and two Teen Boys. She loves to review products and tell the world about a good product as well as give savings tips and ideas on how to budget, save with coupons and create yummy family recipes that are cheap and flavorful as well as many DIY items around the home.
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