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16 03, 2019

Reception Children Expand Their Vocabularies

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Reception Children Expand Their Vocabularies

The children in the Reception class at Micklehurst All Saints Church Primary (Ashton-under-Lyne), have been learning all about dinosaurs this term and they have been taking part in a wide range of dinosaur and fossil themed activities under the expert supervision of the teaching team.

Whilst on a visit to conduct a workshop with the enthusiastic young learners, a team member from Everything Dinosaur was given the opportunity to admire some of the displays in the classroom which highlight the children’s work.

A Colourful Dinosaur Display with Lots of Labels

Lots of dinosaurs with labels.

Reception children develop their vocabularies using dinosaurs.

Picture Credit: The Reception Class at Micklehurst All Saints Church Primary/Everything Dinosaur

Engaging Curiosity

One of the key objectives within the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (EYFS), is to inspire children and to help them develop an enthusiasm for learning.  Dinosaurs inspire children and prehistoric animals such as Tyrannosaurus rex certainly engages their curiosity.  The children were eager to show what they had been doing in class and pointed out the colourful display which included pictures of dinosaurs that they had labelled.   The pupils were keen to demonstrate their knowledge about dinosaurs, even dinosaurs that were omnivores!   A dinosaur themed display dovetails beautifully into the national curriculum, it assists with literacy development and helps to expand vocabularies as well as providing the children with lots of opportunities to express themselves and to explore the properties of materials through creative art.

The dinosaur foot measuring resources we provided linked into the teacher’s scheme of work as the children had been getting used to using measuring cubes and standard units.  We also challenged the class to draw for our dinosaur expert their very own prehistoric animal, as an extension we suggested that the children have a go at measuring their own drawings.  The pronunciation guide we gave the teacher, might come in handy with all those long dinosaur names.

A Dinosaur Den

Part of the classroom had been turned into a dinosaur den.  There were lots of stimulating activities for the children to try, including digging for dinosaur skeletons in sand and lots of books about dinosaurs (fiction and non-fiction), for the children to read.  The dinosaur den was very tidy and well organised.

 A Tidy and Well Organised Dinosaur Den

A dinosaur den (FS2)

A tidy dinosaur den with lots of activities for the children to try.

Picture Credit: The Reception Class at Micklehurst All Saints Church Primary/Everything Dinosaur

16 03, 2019

JurassicCollectables Unboxing A Trio of T. rex Figures

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JurassicCollectables Unboxing A Trio of T. rex Figures

The talented team at JurassicCollectables got a surprise this week.  A large box was delivered to them, it came from us at Everything Dinosaur, but what did it contain?  The narrator could hardly contain his excitement as he carefully cut through the securing tape and examined the contents.  Inside, were all three of the rare, limited edition Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex dinosaur figures.  A trio of Tyrannosaurus rex models from Japan for JurassicCollectables to review.

An Unboxing Video (Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex Figures) from JurassicCollectables

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

What’s in the Box?

In this short video (it lasts just under three minutes), the narrator discovers all three of the Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex figures.  First out of the box is the yellow and black colour variant of this articulated dinosaur model series (SOFUBITOYBOX018A TYRANNOSAURUS REX).  The next dinosaur to feature is the “smoke green” colour variant from Kaiyodo (SOFUBITOYBOX018B TYRANNOSAURUS REX) and last but not least, the narrator reveals that the parcel also contained the beautiful “classic” colour variant which comes in its own presentation pack.

The narrator comments that he had to find a new place to shoot the video, as the box was so large, the three models are surprisingly big, they each measure around twenty-seven centimetres long.

All Three of the Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex Dinosaur Figures

Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex figures.

The Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex figures.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Clever Articulation

All three models were made to highlight the capabilities of the design team at Kaiyodo, when it comes to constructing articulated prehistoric animal figures.  Each model has a total of ten points of articulation, as far as we at Everything Dinosaur know, this is the largest amount of articulation in any T. rex collectable figure which stands under thirty centimetres high.  The neck, the upper jaw, forelimbs and both ankles are articulated.  In addition, there are two points of articulation associated with the tail.

The Dinosaur Models can be placed in Different Poses

Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex figures.

Two of the Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex dinosaur models together.  Each model has ten points of articulation so that they can be put in different poses.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of Kaiyodo dinosaur models available from Everything Dinosaur: Kaiyodo Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Figures

A History of Tyrannosaurus rex Poses in One Dinosaur Figure

The concept behind the design of these limited edition figures, is quite simple.  Kaiyodo wanted to produce a single dinosaur model that permitted the collector to place the T. rex in all its poses that have been proposed for how this dinosaur stood since it was formally named and scientifically described back in 1905.  This was quite a challenge, however, each model can be put into the traditional “kangaroo stance”, with the tail resting on the ground.  It can also be posed in numerous other configurations, representing more modern approaches to the stance of this hypercarnivore from the Late Cretaceous of North America.

The “Smoke Green” Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex Standing Tall

Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex dinosaur model (smoke green).

The Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box “smoke green” T. rex dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Rare Dinosaur Models

When first produced, these three figures were part of a limited production run and all colour versions are now all out of production (we think).  These Japanese models are certainly very rare and not widely available.  The Kaiyodo Sofubi articulated Tyrannosaurus rex figures are for collectors, they are classified as “collectable prehistoric animal figures”, as such they have a 15 years and above age classification.  These are articulated dinosaur models that have an age rating!

The “Classic” Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box Tyrannosaurus rex

The "Classic" Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex.

The “classic” Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box Tyrannosaurus rex figure.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

We look forward to watching the model reviews from JurassicCollectables.

To see the huge range of prehistoric animal model reviews made by JurassicCollectables, check out their amazing YouTube channel, don’t forget to subscribe!  Catch: JurassicCollectables on YouTube.

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