Buddy and the Nature Trackers

My son Roo is obsessed with Dinosaur Train these days. He plays with his Interactive Dinos, he has a Dinosaur Train Play Set and he spends hours a day taking Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don on epic adventures with the Conductor. He has an impressive collection of books and dvds that never fail to inspire his imagination.

Just in time for the new season of Dinosaur Train The Jim Henson Company has teamed up with Reader’s Digest Children’s Books to bring you a great new book about Buddy and the Nature Trackers that will make your kids beg for just a few more minutes of reading time.

Buddy & The Nature Trackers is a lift the flap book featuring all of the characters from the show and 45 awesome flaps for kids to lift and discover. When I handed Buddy & The Nature Trackers to my son he gasped with delight. He clutched the book to his chest and said "Love you Mom!" he then jumped on the couch and settled down for a reading fest.

Roo hasn't let this book out of his sight, he loves lifting the flaps to find out what is hidden underneath and he has been having a great time finding his favorite characters in colorful illustrations.

The book retails for $9.99. My son is crazy for this sturdy lift the flap board book. I love that each page has a learning activity included, making this title tons of fun and educational (score for Mom!)

Get ready for a T-rex sized adventure on January 20, when PBS KIDS premieres “Nature Trackers Adventure Camp,” an all-new, one-hour special from The Jim Henson Company’s hit series DINOSAUR TRAIN. Kids will follow Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don in four brand-new, exciting stories as they travel to different ecosystems and learn about erosion, tree lines, rainforests and canyons.  The special premieres Monday, January 20 at 9am and 2:30pm ET/PT (check local listings).  Watch out for repeats on Saturday, January 25 8:30am ET/PT; and Sunday, January 26, 8:00am ET/PT!

In the on-air special, Mr. Conductor and his nephew Gilbert lead Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don and friends on an action-packed journey during Nature Trackers Adventure Camp!  Throughout their adventures at camp, the group finds courage as they race down rivers, have a snowball fight, climb a tall mountain, ride a zip line over the rainforest, and hike down a canyon to dig for fossils! Viewers won’t be able to resist tapping their feet and singing along as the whole gang makes discoveries about the world around them.  “Nature Trackers Adventure Camp” kicks off a new season of DINOSAUR TRAIN on PBS KIDS! 

 You can be a Nature Tracker all year long!

Step one:  Become a Nature Tracker!   Sign up for the Dinosaur Train Nature Tracker’s Club, a FREE to join community of young children, their families and educators committed to learning about nature and doing good things for their environment!   Nature Trackers enjoy exploring and having adventures, respecting their environment, collecting things, tracking and observing plants and animals, and challenging themselves to get outside and make discoveries every day.   Download your Dinosaur Train’s Nature Trackers Club Guide Book, available here and when you have completed all four activities, simply mail in the form provided in the book along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and receive an official Nature Trackers member token!

Step two:  Get kids to make a New Year’s resolution to get outside and get into nature and inspire them with our new Dinosaur Train “Nature Trackers 2014 Calendar!” It’s full of activities you can do each month.  Download the calendar here and get outside, get into nature and make your own discoveries! 
 You can be a Nature Tracker all year long!

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  1. My son absolutely loves this show, and pretty much anything to do with dinosaurs.

  2. my boys...justina justice

  3. My boys are huge Dinosaur Train Fans
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  4. My granddaughter, Sophia loves this show!

  5. This sounds lke an adorable show. I have not seen it yet but will keep an eye out for it.

  6. This looks so cute!!! I shared, since I don't have any kids to win it for.

  7. My nephew is just starting to get into dinosaurs!!


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