I missed telling everyone about the Special Feature of Dinosaur Train on PBS this past Monday since my tot was sick. So I am incredibly happy that it was actually released on DVD on Tuesday as well!
The Special Dinosaur Train “Submarine Adventures” features four all-new stories about sea creatures that lived during the Age of the Dinosaurs. Preschoolers also get to meet new friends like Otto Ophthalmosaurus and the Archelon turtles! It’s a wonderful program that teaches about natural science, history and paleontology. On Monday they also rolled out new content online and mobile; there is now new videos (you can also watch the full episodes), music and tons of new games!
Back to the new stories, here are the descriptions from what aired on Monday!
When the Pteranodon family takes the Dinosaur Train under the sea to visit their friend Elmer Elasmosaurus, they learn that the Elasmosaurus family is leaving the station to follow their food – the fish. Buddy wants to follow, but the train tunnel doesn’t go that way – so Mr. Conductor decides to take the family in a brand-new invention, the Dinosaur Train Submarine! On their journey, they meet a marine reptile called Otto Ophthalmosaurus, who guides the submarine deeper than it’s ever been, and even helps them find their way out of a sea cave.
The Pteranodon family goes under the sea again to ride the Dinosaur Train Submarine – this time they go to meet Shoshana Shonisaurus, an enormous marine reptile that’s something between a dolphin and a whale. Since Shoshana loves to dive very deep, Shiny has a problem with following her to the bottom of the sea. Shoshana kindly helps Shiny get over her fear of diving deep.
The Pteranodon family goes back underwater in the Dinosaur Train Submarine and meets Maisie and Marvin Mosasaurus, a daughter and father who are huge, fast-swimming lizards with flippers. Maisie and Shiny bond when they discover neither likes to go deep in the water. The Pteranodons and Mosasaurus have a great time near the ocean’s surface, each family showing the other how they hunt and catch fish to eat.
“A Sea Turtle Tale”
The Pteranodon family is on the beach watching small eggs hatch and baby Archelon turtles emerge and start to swim away. The family and Mr. Conductor get into the Dinosaur Train Submarine and follow the baby Archelons, who discover their own facts of nature – that their mother doesn’t stay with them after they’re born and that they will grow up to be giant-sized sea turtles.
You can take advantage of a great deal on Amazon currently and pick up Dinosaur Train “Submarine Adventure” for $5.86! If your kids are really into this show, it is a great addition to your video library!