The Dinosaur Place in Montville, CT

We recently spent the day at The Dinosaur Place in Montville, Connecticut.   We arrived shortly after they opened for business, with the kids squealing in delight at the sight of a huge statue of Monty, the dinosaur, sporting humongous sunglasses and holding a bottle of coke!!

When you arrive at The Dinosaur Place, you are faced with two choices: either go towards the left and head for the Indoor Activities, or to the right for the Outdoor Adventure.  Parents, be ready- the only way to gain access to the outdoor area is through the ice cream shop.  Your kids will hopefully be happy to wait until the end of your visit to enjoy a little frozen, sticky treat as ours were! [click to continue…]

Dino Fun Buddy

Does your budding paleontologist have a love of reciting dinosaur facts?  Do they quiz you constantly about dino this and dino that?  Dinosaur Train fans (and their grownups) will love the Dino Fun Buddy toy from Learning Curve- he’s the beloved Buddy we know from Dinosaur Train (PBS Kids) but he’s got a little extra fun- he’s got some pretty neat dinosaur themed train tickets in his removable backpack which will tell your little dino lover 120+ amazing dinosaur facts and phrases.  Buddy’s holding a clock that you can slide each train ticket into and hear some pretty cool dino facts when you press on the clock face!!

This is such a fun toy, and we’re learning (yes, even This Mama Loves to learn…) lots of fun facts about dinosaurs.  (This mama is thankful because I’m also learning how to correctly pronounce many of the dinosaurs’ names properly now- oh, have I slaughtered them previously!!)  Buddy is no small toy, just a head’s up- he’s kind of a big toy but he’s so cute, who wouldn’t mind seeing him atop their little one’s dresser or bookshelf? [click to continue…]