Dinosaur Train Kids Apparel Review & Back to School Products

Did you know that August is “Get Ready for Kindergarten Month,”? If like me you need some help getting ready then you'll be happy to learn that Dinosaur Train, the hit preschool brand, can help you and your children be prepared with new back-to-school products and online educational activities.

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One of the newest back-to-school products from Dinosaur Train, are kids summer line shirts and pants/shorts sets which are great for back to school. They're coming out in August and September at Kohls and Kmart. I was excited to review an outfit from the line because as a mom to a son I'm always looking for opportunities to dress him up. LOL

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We received the 3-piece set from Kids with Character and was very pleased with it. The clothing was colorful, well made and fashionable fun. The outside shirt had one side with colorful palm trees and the word explore. The other side had a mini buddy on side and on the pocket. Very cute!

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The tee shirt had a bright and colorful Buddy on the front along with a frog. The shirt was soft and fit my son well.

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My favorite item out the 3 piece was the pants since it had an elastic type of waist. The pants also had a little fish on the lower leg with the saying "eat fish". I really liked all that detailing.

Since transitioning to Kindergarten can be a stressful time for young children as they take on a new role as “student”—in addition to other changes such as new surroundings, routines and etc, it's important to prepare then and when possible give them something familiar to have while away from parents for the first time.

The Jim Henson Company and PBS KIDS have included some fun ideas from the award-winning Dinosaur Train website that will help children familiarize themselves with and build upon some specific skills, while at the same time enjoying their favorite characters!
Also, here are some “Get ready for Kindergarten” shopping ideas to help build on some of the above skills or just for play and fun:

Dinosaur Train Books
DINOSAURS A TO Z from Golden Books by Andrea Posner-Sanchez; illustrated by Terry Izumi.

Meet 26 dinosaurs—one for each letter of the alphabet—in this Dinosaur Train™ alphabet book. Buddy, Mr. Conductor, and the other Dinosaur Train™ characters from the hit PBS Kids® animated series introduce dinos from Apatosaurus to Zigongosaurus! Young paleontologists-in-training will love learning cool facts about 26 amazing dinosaurs. This awesome non-fiction book with a sturdy padded cover makes a great gift!

Ages 3-5; SRP $11.99; 30 pages. Available August 9, 2011.

Dinosaur Train Color Pad
DINOSAUR TRAIN COLORING PAD & MARKER SET from Crayola Mess Free Color Wonder

With Crayola Mess Free Color Wonder, the inks are clear, and colors magically appear only when the markers meet the special Color Wonder paper. Kids are free to unleash their imaginations and love the way each marker magically reveals a different color on the special paper. Moms love the fact that Color Wonder inks will not appear on skin, walls or carpet, so there’s no clean up involved. Age: 3+. SRP: $7.99. Available now at Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Kohl's, Meijer.

Dinosaur Train Toys
MEGA BLOKS Dinosaur Train “All Aboard the Dinosaur Train!” from MEGA Brands

Have your little dino-engineers join Buddy and Tiny on their adventures through the Age of Dinosaurs with their tour guide Gilbert aboard the Dinosaur Train! Build and rebuild the authentic Dinosaur Train with two observation cars, opening doors and replica brown roof as it pulls into Pteranodon Station to pick up a new group of passengers.

Ages 3+; SRP: $32.99; Available now at Amazon and Toys”R”Us

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Please Note: I received the 3 piece outfit as a sample for review. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

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  1. I love Dinosaur Train, I'll have to check these out when I see them at Kohls!