A large herbivorous “duck-billed” dinosaur. Maiasaura fossils were found together with nests and younglings, the first evidence that some dinosaurs raised and fed their young. The name comes from the Greek goddess “μαία” (Maia) and the feminine form of the Latin saurus, it means “good mother reptile” or “good mother lizard”.
Does your child love dinosaurs?
Our daughter, AKA Minisaurus, the #littledinosauraficionado, fell in love with dinosaurs before she turned 2.
She quickly astounded her kindergarten teachers when she could recite facts about her favourite dinosaurs and name all the ones they had (correctly). She wanted a palaeontologist Barbie for Christmas when she was 3 years old. We’ve been to many parks and museums to see the dinosaurs and hunted the internet for dinosaur recipes and craft and activity ideas.
What did we learn?
There is a lot of dinosaur stuff out there. Some fellow Mums of little dinosaur fans are very creative and I know their little dinosaurs love them for it.
But it is ALL. OVER. THE. PLACE.
Who is Mrs Maiasaura?
It is the place where you can find it all. ALL. IN. ONE. PLACE!
All dinosaurs, all the time!
- Craft ideas
- Activities and investigations
- Reviews of museums and parks
- Other tips and bits on raising little dinosaurs
Our Mama and Minisaurus venture was hatched
And yes, that is a real “we”, not just a royal one. Minisaurus is helping Mamasaurus with this venture.
When she is not building dinosaur zoos, photographing dinosaur footprints or playing doctor to some sick dinosaurs, Minisaurus enjoys working on her “dinosaur blog”. We decided to turn her imaginary blog into a reality!
Minisaurus will provide her valuable feedback on the museums and parks we review, tackle all the craft projects and activities and act as my apprentice chef and chief taste-tester for all our dinosaur-themed recipes.
She has declared that she will happily have another dinosaur birthday party so that we can try out some party ideas. If that is not convenient, it is her toy Brachiosaurus, Brachie’s birthday soon.
She will even take photos! I just have to work on the tech side of things and help with spelling.
I guess that is what all good Mamasaurs do.