ENTER TO WIN: Dino Dan DVD 4 Pack

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As most people with kids know…or even those without…kids love dinosaurs. Most are able to correctly identify a tyrannosaurus! Older kids may organize backyard digs for dinosaur bones and beg to visit dinosaur exhibits at local natural history museums.

So what is behind kids’ fascination with dinosaurs? 

Freelance writer and book author Bob Strauss pondered this question for About.com and came up with some pretty solid explanations!!

  • For starters, he believes kids like dinosaurs because the huge, dangerous creatures are extinct, so kids know that dinosaurs are not a threat.
  • He also believe that dinosaurs are also role models for kids because dinosaurs are big and nobody tells them what to do – the exact opposite of a kid, who is small and is always being told how to behave.
  • Kids also like the size and scope of dinosaur skeletons, definitely a cool factor!
  • And they also like the possibility that, like Matt Larson, a paleontologist for the Black Hills Institute of Geologic Research, they too might be able to someday discover dinosaur fossils – as he did just this summer in the plains of northeast Wyoming!

It’s time for you and your kids to join in the prehistoric fun with Dino Dan, the award-winning live-action, CGI adventure series airing nightly on Nick Junior at 5p.m. (ET), which stars 18 true-to-life, photo-real dinosaurs alongside Jason Spevack (Fever Pitch; Sunshine Cleaning) as Dan“Dino Dan” Henderson.  Available on DVD from NCircle EntertainmentDino Dan, was created by Sinking Ship Entertainment. 

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Dino Dan is an ordinary 10-year old boy with an extraordinary obsession: he eats, sleeps and breathes dinosaurs. A typical day for Dan isn’t complete unless he’s racing a T-Rex on his school track, finding a Pterodactylus in his attic or getting a baby Brachiosaurus back to its mom. But kids don’t need to imagine dinosaurs because in Dino Dan, dinosaurs lurk around every corner, they’re behind every mystery, they fuel every adventure, and they help answer questions, too!

Dino Dan also specializes in getting his contrasting crew of classmates and teachers engaged in his larger-than-life adventures. Not only are Dino Dan‘s adventures incredibly fun, they’re also incredibly educational, as each episode centers around a common kid issue like having to play with your little brother, going to the dentist, or trying to win at hide ‘n’ seek. These, naturally, lead Dan to wonder how the dinosaurs would act in a similar situation.

As Dino Dan comes up with a dino question or experiment to test his theories, he’s also teaching kids about science. If his first theory proves false, Dan comes up with a partial answer or discovers new information to help him resolve the question. Then Dan discovers a new way of tackling the experiment and the problem is resolved.  And since the dinos in Dino Dan don’t speak, high-five, or use deductive reasoning, Dan and his pals work with the dinos’ instincts as part of their scientific method for proving theories.

Dino Dan DVDs are now available in a special 4-pack through NCircle Entertainment beginning September 24, 2013.  With a suggested retail price of $24.99 for four DVDs – Ready, Set, DINO!;Dino TrackersTo Catch a Dino! and Cretaceous Creatures! – the Dino Dan 4-pack also includes a bonus augmented reality feature on the DVD package that, when the code is scanned, brings dinosaurs to life!  The four-pack is available at Target stores nationwide RIGHT NOW!!!

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And the fun doesn’t stop there!  Fans of Dino Dan can visit the dedicated Dino Dan website at http://dinodan.com/ to enjoy a number of fun and engaging online games including an interactive Dig Site, fun Dino Facts, information about Dino Dan’s friends and even downloadDino Dan apps. Dino Dan fans can also visit the Dino Dan Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dinodantv.

Nick Jr. also has a Dino Dan website, http://www.nickjr.com/dino-dan/, offering everything to entertain your budding paleontologists, including downloadable prehistoric printables for coloring to engaging dinosaur games and crafty Cretaceous creations including instructions for creating your own dino 3D mobile, a Dino Dan‘s dinosaur nest and even Dino Dan binoculars.  The Nick Jr. site also has recipes for fun Mesozoic Meals like giant dinosaur track cookies and there’s even a dinosaur Fun Facts for Parents which includes a pronunciation guide for dinosaur names like Euoplocephalus!

One (1) lucky Babyrazzi reader will receive a Dino Dan DVD 4-pack from NCircle Entertainment (for U.S. and Canada participants only!!!

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  • Tara Gauthier

    My daughter loves dinosaurs but has not seen this show! taraleagauthier at gmail dot com

  • susansmoaks

    our kids love dinosaurs and they do watch dino dan
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  • patriciacrowley

    My nephews love Dinosaurs….they would love this show!

  • Stephanie Larison

    My daughter loves the show.

  • Wanda Clark

    They love dinosaurs and have watched the Dino Dan show at their cousins house before but we don’t receive the channel . rudybull@hotmail.com

  • Janice Crespo

    My girls loved dinosaurs so I know my grandson is going to grow into a big fan :)
    janicecrespo at gmail dot com

  • Teresa Thompson

    My granddaughters love dinosaurs and do watch dino dan.
    marine.mom42@hotmail.com

  • susan1215

    My kids love dinosaurs
    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

  • Jill Myrick

    Yes, my son loves dinosaurs and Dino Dan.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Shemp DeYoung

    My kids have always loved dinosaurs.

  • Paula Michele

    My son loves dinosaurs. He’s watched Dino Dan many times and likes it.
    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

  • skynkatesmom

    my son loves dinosaurs we watch a lot of dinosaur train. I had never heard of dino dan before this so I will definitely be looking into it now!

  • Rebecca Peters

    My son loves dino dan! xxbeccaannxx@outlook.com

  • Eg Kaufman

    My boys love Dino Dan!

  • heather baker

    My daughter loves dinosaurs and watches Dino Dan on Nick Jr all the time. ivyvine1977at gmail dot com

  • Shannon Baas

    The kids love dinosaurs.