Young children are natural scientists. Their curiosity leads them to ask fascinating questions, observe the world around them, and try to figure out how everything works.
Dinosaurs are one subject that particularly fascinate young children. Whether it is their truly larger-than-life image, or the fact that you can’t visit a live dinosaur in a zoo, children tend to have lots of questions about them. They love to draw them. They love saying their names. They have an endless fascination and an enthusiasm for them like no other animal that has ever lived on the planet. Yet dinosaurs don’t exist – at least not now – but the idea of them, and the evidence we have to show us what they looked like, make young children’s imaginations run wild!
Dinosaur Roar! is an exciting dinosaur project being developed specifically for preschoolers in association with the Natural History Museum in London. This amazing institution is known all over the world and is the most-visited natural history museum in Europe. It’s founder, Sir Richard Owen, even invented the word dinosaur in 1842.
The Natural History Museum’s palaeontologists are working with animators, children’s writers and specialists in preschool education to transform Dinosaur Roar! into a wide range of exciting new content for the under 6s that celebrates the magnificent world of the dinosaur.
The World of Dinosaur Roar! is created in consultation with the Museum and all content is verified by the Museum's department of Earth Sciences.