Tag: Dinosaur

EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS: Dino Construction Company Rocko the Styracosaurus Dump Truck


The Dino Construction Company Rocko the Styracosaurus Dump Truck gets a lot of play by my five year old son. He has some other bigger Dino Construction vehicles but tends to prefer the smaller size of this one because he can bring it along pretty much anywhere. This Dump truck came with an action figure. This figure is a great addition to add to imaginative play adventures, especially if you collect for than one of the trucks in the series and have multiple figures for play!
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The Dino Construction Company is at it again! {Review and Giveaway}


Rawr! Crash! Boom! Are all phrases I’ve been hearing from across the room quite often. In our house it can only mean that my adventurous, fun-loving little boy is building things up and crashing things down with some sorta creature in tow. He will take just about anything that’s lying around and make something simply amazing. No bells, whistles, lights or other prompts to get him started. His imaginative adventures are always so intriguing and I’m glad he often likes to include me in on them.

In the past, I’ve mentioned the Dino Construction Company here on my blog. Those neat dino toys that also double as construction vehicles have lasted for many years. Each toy still remains a few of my sons absolute favorites to play with both in and outdoors. I’m excited to share that there are a few new toys in this line which stick to a similar theme but are smaller in size. We were sent two about a month ago to share our thoughts and experiences on. Continue reading

Tatu Tees by Tautina {Review}

Tatutina is a small family business out of Attleboro, Massachusetts that began back in 1984. Barbara along with daughters, Roberta and Georgia, strive to bring unique hand painted quality products into our world that reflect a happy and fun lifestyle.

People weren’t kidding when they said boys can eat you out of house and home. My nearly four year old son Owen has a big appetite for such a little guy! So when I saw the Fun Blue Dinosaur T-shirt “Hungrrrry!” by Tatutina, I knew it would be perfect for him! I love dressing my kids in bright & cheerful colors. Colors and kid appealing images such as this capture a time of child-hood that just passes too quickly. A reminder to let kids be kids while they still are.

This shirt features a super cute dinosaur and the color is an ever so vibrant blue. It’s 100% cotton and extremely soft! It’s been in and out of the wash many time and still looks just as good as new! The easy care instructions make this shirt well loved by the laundry washer of the house…i.e Me!

I received this shirt in size 4 for my son. He’s a little smaller than average but not by much yet it fits him with room to grow. The shirt isn’t overly large but offers a comfortable fit. He plays hard and it’s held up quite well. There’s been zero complaints. He loves the color blue so this is usually one of his first picks to wear through out the week.


Aside from the dino shirt, there are also designs such as big brother frog and big sister butterfly, heart, and dog t-shirt designs. Each are printed on vibrantly rich colors such as pink, light blue, green, purple, and light gray. Shirt currently are available in three sizes: 2, 4, and 5/6. If you are looking for something unique and different of high quality, I would certainly recommend Tatutina Tees!

Tatutina also has lots of other great colorful and kid friendly products to chose from such as jewelry boxes, room decor, wall graphics, and more! Why not check them out today?

Interested in Purchasing? Tautina T-Shirts are currently on the Tautina Amazon store and will be back on their site in the spring. Prices are $15.00 each.

Get Connected with Tautina on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.

Dino Construction Company: WRECKER! T-Rex Skid Loader!


The Dino Construction Company got it right when it came to designing a line of toys that would get kids that like Dinosaurs pretty excited. These part construction and part dinosaur toys have been a huge hit with both my six year old daughter and nearly 4 year old son. Each is built tough being able to scoop, dig, pour, tread over dirt or sand, and withstand a lot of rough and tumble play.

There’s no need for batteries just pure imagination and creative play. My kids didn’t even look for buttons to turn on our to make it work. They figured it out and were pretty thrilled with the maneuverability. The Wrecker the T-Rex Skid Loader features an opening and closing mouth, the neck can move up and down, the tail can not just move up and down but also swivel from side to side! On the front of dinosaur, there’s a seat as well as steering wheel where a child can place an action figure or whatever they desire to pretend the dinosaur is being driven and controlled. One of my kids favorite features is the Dino Track treads. Seeing the marks left behind in the dirt and sand has been a winning feature!


We’ve had this dinosaur for over a month and my son plays with it nearly every day! It hasn’t gotten old and when friends are over they love bringing this dinosaur as well as another in the series out to play with! The durability is awesome. The generous size make maneuvering the dinosaur frustration free! The only con might be sharing. This is one fun toy! My kids have played with the T-Rex indoors as well as outside. It’s pretty easy to keep clean too.


There’s no doubt at all that the entire vehicle line from the Dino Construction Company will do nothing less than impress both boys and girls whom are into that sorta thing. It’s truly unique when you can take two general interest that many kids love like dinosaurs and construction vehicles put them together and make one amazing toy! Just be warned, once your kids have one, there’s a good chance they are going to want to collect the others and who could blame them? These toys are truly a must for indoor or especially outdoor play!


Interesting in Purchasing? Wrecker the T-Rex Skid Loader is one of 4 Dino Construction Company toys and retails for $39.99. The others are Spike the Anklyosaurus Steam Roller, Wrecker the T-Rex Skid Loader and T-Top the Triceratops Bulldozer.  Any of these would make a great gift this Holiday Season!

You can find these fantastic toys on Amazon.com  as well as at Educational Insights. The Dino’s are 20% off today only at the Educational Insights website! These are great toys for both boys as well as girls ages 3 and up.

*I received the product mentioned above in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.*