About brian

A woman stopped my wife in a store and said 'thanks for talking to your baby like that'. She was just 'talking' to the baby. Not knowing what to talk to a baby about when mom went back to work, I just described everything we were going past: trees, construction trucks, birds, etc. We explored in more detail whatever he was interested in and continually related new info to something he had learned (or even just saw or heard) before. This site is an extension of that.
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Lexovisaurus

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Discovered in the 1880s, lexovisaurus was a stegosaur from the Jurassic time period found in what is now France and England.

Wuerhosaurus

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From the Early Cretaceous time period, Wuerhosaurus was one of the last stegosaurians to have existed, most others were from the Jurassic

Kentrosaurus

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A stegosaur from the Late Jurassic time period, Kentrosaurus was discovered in what is now Eastern Africa

Gigantspinosaurus

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Once we discovered stegosaurs had shoulder spikes...we had to find stegosaur toys with shoulder spikes

Zuniceratops

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About the size of a cow, this is one of the earliest and smallest ceratopsids with two small brow horns.

Einiosaurus

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A pachyrhinosaur found in Montana, USA with a narrow and pointed snout and a downward pointing nasal horn

Vagaceratops

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There is some debate around Vagaceratops...is it more closely related to Kosmoceratops or Chasmosaurus, but was named after being discovered quite a distance from them

Nasutoceratops

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A nasutoceratops, the four year old exclaimed as he noticed a car with its wipers up, ready for the snow

Medusaceratops

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One of the oldest chasmosaurines discovered, it's horns resemble the famous gorgon's hair made of snakes!

Homeschool Dinosaur Meetup : The Splash Pad Was Still On

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Homeschool Dinosaur Meetup : The Splash Pad Was Still On

A fun little homeschool meetup today, there was a good pile of kids there who learned a bit, played a lot, and even brought the dinos […]

Rearranged the Dino Table, Other Side Via “Time Tunnel”

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Such a simple move. Rearranging the dino area from a C to a Z shaped setup! Not only can they get behind the table like I knew would help them reach more dinosaur toys they wanted to play with.

Still ‘Playing’ :)

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She hasn't been absorbed in dinosaurs as much as he had at her age...but if that's what they are doing, they are having a blast at it :) Watching him coaching her on proper pronunciation, teaching her facts about them - many facts that I never told him...dang it's impressive!

[video] Toddler Identifies Five Dinosaurs (well, four, and a prehistoric swimming reptile)

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Toddler Names Five Dinosaurs (well, four…)
These are definitely her favourite guys. She wanted to make a video this time. I had some surprise dinosaur 3d puzzle eggs they didn’t know about. I made it a […]

[video] Prehistoric Fidget Spinner For Unschoolers

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Fidget Spinners, huh? This is our unschool version. It’s like a fidget spinner and an old fashioned sit-n-spin (remember those?).

[video] Dinosaur Toys: 5YO Sorting Ceratopsians by Time Period

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Lose the Hadrosaurs. Ceratopsian Mountain and Time Period Sorting Expanding play learning again :) (Notice any advantages already to creating videos from play? )

The 5yo introduced greek mythology into his dino play story lines

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I was walking past the 'dinosaur room' and heard the 5yo playing.. "...oh no, what's wrong, dacentrurus?? are you a statue??...I'm not a statue....or even a fossil...it was muh-muh-muh-muh-muh medusaceratops!!!" :D

Kronosaurus

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This is toddler number two's favourite prehistoric swimming reptile so far. (When her brother was her age we called them 'swimmers'...thinking they were the kind of dinosaurs that could swim...

Triceratops

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Probably the most recognizable dinosaur, this ceratopsian was one of the last non-avian dinosaurs before the mass extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous Time Period.

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First Video! Leave It In The Comics :)

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I was always planning on having them make videos for the 'learning using real life examples' aspect, but he has loved youtube his whole life and I was pretty excited when he wanted to make one! :) (he's alluded to it, but never said let's do it till now) I've never caught him on video ending his sentences with

We’re Back. Dinosaurs Took a Back Seat For a While

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Haven't dino-posted in a few months...mainly on account of we haven't really played dinosaurs in a few months, but they are coming back. Lately it's been lego, clay, music, youtube, and holy crap the Trolls! (they're learning to sing via trolls songs..which are trolls singing real song variations though, so that's neat!)