*Now available in ENGLISH and SPANISH*
The hit PBS KIDS show Dinosaur Train welcomes you to the Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic, Jr.!, a unique bilingual app designed to help preschoolers develop and build on valuable math skills as they play with shape puzzles, pan balances, sorting and counting activities.
Use geometric shapes to build train cars, then decorate your train, add passengers, and watch it drive down the track!
Help build bridges so the dinosaurs can get around Troodon Town! Drag your finger to measure the distance between two points, then choose the two sets of logs that equal the right length to complete the bridge.
Add food to the scale until it’s balanced to feed the hungry dinosaurs! When you’ve got it right, watch them chow down.
The dinosaurs want to go to their houses! Put the dinosaurs in order by height to get them to the house they belong to.
ABOUT DINOSAUR TRAIN
DINOSAUR TRAIN, produced by The Jim Henson Company, airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings). The TV series encourages basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology. The program features Buddy, and adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus rex, and his adoptive Pteranodon family as they board the Dinosaur Train and embark on whimsical voyages through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans. Visit the website at http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain.
Now that Troodon Town is ready, it is time for the Classic in the Jurassic, Jr games! Join the competing teams using your math skills to measure, compare and sort your way to victory with seven free math games! http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/games/classic.html
The contents of this app were developed under a cooperative agreement #PRU295A100025, from the U.S. Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
*Now available in English and Spanish!
*Includes bug fixes and changes informed by YOUR feedback!
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Ratings and Reviews
Unclear Prompts + Advanced Shape Puzzle Doesn’t Always Work
My kid likes to play this because she loves Dinosaur Train, but it requires too much adult intervention.
- The game where you put dinosaurs in a designated order has particularly unclear prompts, and it frustrated her.
- In the game where you design your train, you have to complete a shape puzzle. In the “Medium” and “Hard” difficulties, not all of the shape combinations that *should* work do work. This is egregiously buggy and I had to explain to a confused child that she was doing it right and that her game was broken.
Overall, a disappointment.
Last shape won’t stay
I saw another review from 2 years ago that had the same problem, sadly problem still not fixed. The last shape on the tangram puzzles will not click in. It’s too bad because otherwise kids loved it and had nice educational value
Kids love it, but huge
My kids love it, just like they love the show. But it's now over 1.2gb (much bigger than companion apps from the pack) and usual tricks don't fix that. Seems unreasonable.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.