by Melanie Roberts

in Closed Giveaways, Giveaway


Did You Know That July Is National Recreation and Parks Month?


Summertime is here and what better way to spend the summer with family and friends than on an adventure to visit one of our national parks and/or recreation destinations.  July is Park and Recreation Month in the U.S., and the theme for this year’s celebration is “Rock Your Park.”   The National Park and Recreation Association wants you to show the country how parks and recreation make your life extraordinary! Whether it is visiting your local park, a playground, swimming pool, or taking a family trip to one of our national park treasures, celebrate our country’s love of the great outdoors this month!  Visit the organization’s website to find out ways to get involved.

You can also turn your visit to the local park into a game by participating in the Dinosaur Train Geocache Challenge.  Geocaching is a family friendly outdoor adventure that blends technology, gaming and environmental discovery. Each geocache features one of the dinosaurs found on the online Dinosaur Train Field Guide and contains educational information related to that dinosaur.  So, perhaps pick your local park as a destination to hide your own Dinosaur Train container. To participate in the Dinosaur Train Geocache, visit Geocache Challenge

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Buddy and his friends on the Dinosaur Train are always up for an adventure and exploring the world around them.  Why not take them along on your adventure to the park or camping or on a family road trip with all-new fun and easy travel product for camping/outdoors, new games and fun to read books to pack on your adventure!

  • New book from Reader’s Digest: Dinosaur Train Lift-the-Flap Let’s Go to Volcano Valley! (SRP: $9.99). Ages 2+.
  • New Dinosaur Train product for camping adventures Pacific Playtents (available in October) includes: the Dinosaur Train Station House Tent (SRP: $89.90); Dinosaur Train Dino Bones Dome Tent ($59.90); Dinosaur Train Dino Bones Tunnel ($59.90).  Ages 3+.
  • New Dinosaur Train soft sporting fun from Kelly Toy: Play All Ball (SRP: $1.99), Bat + Ball (SRP: $9.99), Golf (SRP: $14.99), Football (SRP: $6.99), Baseball Mitt set (SRP: $7.99) and more. Ages 3+.
  • New Dinosaur Train 3-Wheel Scooter in colorful buddy and friends graphics, from VM Global. SRP$24.99. Ages 3+.
  • New Dinosaur Train Game from Patch Products: “Take “N” Play Anywhere™ Let’s Go for a Ride! Magnetic Playset. SRP: $14.99.  Ages 3+

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And, Buddy will also be spending time in the great outdoors in July. Tune in on July 4th to Dinosaur Train on PBS KIDS (check local listings) in the adventurous episode “Buddy the Tracker.” In the episode, Buddy and Don are “footprint detectives” as they track and find creatures they know at the Big Pond. The plot thickens when they discover fossilized tracks that are millions of years old!

Although the summer vacation comes to an end in August, fun with Dinosaur Train continues!  Get ready for an all-new season of Dinosaur Train this August with “Dinosaur Big City” on PBS Kids premieres August 22 and the DVD release of Dinosaur Train: Dinosaur Big City on August 23 (SRP: $14.99). 

From the world-renowned Jim Henson Company, Dinosaur Train is seen in over 13 million households every month* and embraces and celebrates preschoolers’ fascination with both dinosaurs and trains. The series encourages scientific thinking and other skills as it teaches viewers about natural science, natural history and paleontology.

* Nielsen NPower, monthly NTI cume audience average, September 2010 – December 2010

I’m excited to announce that we were asked to hold yet another giveaway for a Dinosaur Train product, this giveaway will be for the Dinosaur Train Lift-the-Flap Let’s Go to Volcano Valley! Book. Be sure to enter Below.

About the book: Get ready to board the Dinosaur Train and meet some new friends! Buddy, the adorable preschooler Tyrannosaurus Rex, and this adoptive Pteranodon family are always on the move. Today, they are going to Volcano Valley. Along the way, the train is making stops at the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous stations to make dozens of dinosaur discoveries. With more than 40 flaps to lift, kids will want to explore Buddy’s world again and again!



I was not compensated for this post, all info came directly from the PR or Company and the prize will be send directly to my winner; I can not be liable for any lost or missing prizes.

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Katie T June 30, 2011 at 4:18 pm

My son and I love to read together, and I really like how interactive this book will be.

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Jamie Brigham July 1, 2011 at 12:16 am

I would love to win this for my son he loves it when I read to him


Janet W. July 1, 2011 at 9:22 am

I would like to win because this is my grandson’s favorite show! It’s the only one he watches!!


Zabrina Caldwell July 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm

My son loves Dino Train!
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ashley n July 1, 2011 at 10:19 pm

my kids love books


Lori Thomas July 2, 2011 at 1:50 am

My son loves Dinosaur Train

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Shannon Baas July 3, 2011 at 1:45 am

My nephew would love this.


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crystle tellerday July 3, 2011 at 8:59 am

my friend stacys son likes dinosaurs


Tracie Trump July 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm

My nephew would love this book! tracietrump@yahoo.com


Tracie Trump July 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm

My nephew would love this book! tracietrump@yahoo.com


Joy F July 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm

My neice would love this.


Kerry July 4, 2011 at 11:54 am

My son loves Dinosaur Train
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Tara Torres July 5, 2011 at 3:02 am

My kids would love this!


Tarah July 6, 2011 at 9:45 am

I think this show is really cute and educational at the same time!
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Rachel R. July 6, 2011 at 1:04 pm

This would be a nice gift for my nephews, they enjoy reading time.
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Heather July 6, 2011 at 8:08 pm

I would love to win it for my son who loves dinosaurs.
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Kristi C July 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I would like to win because my son loves Dinosaur Train.


Michelle Dippel July 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I would love to win this because my son loves the show on tv.

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Ashley July 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm

would love to win this for my 2 yr old he is a huge fan!


Ann Jones July 10, 2011 at 8:21 am

My two boys love anything to do with dinosaur train :) Plus I am in the process of teaching my oldest to read so this would be perfect!
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Darcie K July 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I would like to win this for my nephew!


Carla Pullum July 12, 2011 at 10:54 am

Great gift for my nephew!


Naomie July 12, 2011 at 2:57 pm

I would love to win this for my boys!
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April Bever July 12, 2011 at 8:36 pm

My kids would like this


Pauline M July 13, 2011 at 1:00 am

I have a wonderful three year old nephew who would love to see this when he comes to visit!


charline July 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm

My son loves dinosaurs and this would be perfect for him.


Ed Nemmers July 13, 2011 at 7:19 pm

This would be for my nieces!


Mariah July 14, 2011 at 11:25 am

My son loves Dinosaur Train so this would be great!
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edq143 July 14, 2011 at 12:23 pm

my boys would really enjoy this


Theresa N July 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

My granddaughters love this show.


April Grimm July 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I would like to win this because this is my son’s favorite show.


susan smoaks July 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm

i would love to win this for our son


Tami Vollenweider July 14, 2011 at 3:44 pm

This would be for my Nephew!


christal C July 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I would like to win this for my nephew’s bday


Kathleen Downes July 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

My son loves this show and he loves, loves, loves books with flaps.


Samantha July 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Dinosaur Train is actually the REASON PBS Kids became so popular at my house. I love it – great messages, engaging, and encourages good tv watching


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