This morning as we watched the Dinosaur Train (a cartoon whose characters are based on dinosaurs), we learned about the Elvis Dinosaur. The cartoon was cute and I recognized the "tone" of voice and words spoken by the Elvis Dinosaur before it was stated that it was called the Elvis Dinosaur. I kept telling my son that this dinosaur sounded like Elvis Presley. In my mind, I found it funny that they would use the Elvis figure for a children's story. Children don't know who Elvis is/was, so why would they use him as a figure in a cartoon? Well, I learned about it after the cartoon story was over. A paleontologist appears to talk about the Elvisaurus. I then realized the value of the cartoon and look forward to other stories in it.
I look forward to other episodes of the Dinosaur Train. I never expected to learn from a cartoon. Another lesson learned....
Note: For more about the Dinosaur Train, please visit PBS.org or check it out at http://www.pbs.org/parents/dinosaurtrain/episodes/season-1/.
Until next time, keep reading and learning....