Featured SoCal Events and Services

“Thrively helps kids discover their superpowers!”

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SoCal City Kids has a new friend to introduce to you: Thrively.  This is something we are truly excited about!  Thrively can help you uncover some really interesting things about your kids.   Check them out at Thrively.com. I had to wait until a school day because my son (11) doesn’t like to touch the computer on a sunny weekend day.  But once I sat him down, he completed the Thrively Strength … [Read More...]

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the L.A. Zoo

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HIPPITY HOP OVER TO THE LOS ANGELES ZOO FOR EGG-CITING FUN & REAL BUNNIES, TOO! Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Hosts Annual Big Bunny's Spring Fling! Friday, April 18 through Easter Sunday, April 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. All things "bunny"  will be featured during the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens annual three-day extravaganza Big Bunny's Spring Fling taking … [Read More...]

KIDS Krazy Krafts Day” Sat. April 19th 2014 10:00 am-4:00 pm

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Learn how to draw the "Little Printer Dude" @ Kids Krazy Krafts Day @The International Printing Museum in Carson, CA    April 19th 2014       All day on-going activities at International Printing Museum 315 Torrance Blvd, Carson, CA 90745 (310) 515-7166  www.printmuseum.org Regular Museum prices: … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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Aquarium’s Annual Urban Ocean Festival MAY 3-4, 2014

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its fifth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 2014. The Pacific waters off Southern California host an array of industrial and recreational activities and provide habitat for a diverse group of animals. Visitors to this festival can learn more about and appreciate our urban ocean. The festival will include art exhibitions, The … [Read More...]

Press the President Announces Photo Contest and Tips for Americans to “Go Green” This April Clean-up Your Carbon Footprint this April, Not Just Your Closet

For many Americans, April signifies the arrival of spring and new beginnings. This April, Press the President, an online collaborative blog, is challenging Americans to start a new beginning by “going green” and share their actions with our readers. With Earth Day taking place on April 22nd and Arbor Day taking place on April 25th, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the environment. … [Read More...]

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It’s WordGirl to the Rescue this Earth Day!

It’s time for the “WordGirl News” report – and the Word of the Month for April is…“RECYCLE”!   It’s only right that this month’s word is “RECYCLE” – since it’s WordGirl to the rescue on April 22 with a special Earth Day-themed episode on PBS stations from coast-to-coast (check local listings). When the Birthday Girl learns that the Earth is having a celebration on her birthday, she … [Read More...]

Featured Products

BirthdayExpress.com can help with any upcoming party!

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We missed March Madness but we decided to have a Basketball themed party just for fun! We received some fun party decor from our new friends at BirthdayExpress.com.       They have the cutest plates, flag banner, cups, straws, cupcake boxes and even basketball candles! (Cupcakes not included!) I love the cupcake boxes because they perfectly store a single cupcake in each one! Now, ,how cool … [Read More...]

Easter Basket Idea for Girls! Lottie™ Dolls are just too adorable!

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These dolls are not your average dolls in the marketplace today. Lottie has a message for young girls… Be bold, be brave, be you! We all talk about it…girls and body image. Media images of perfection that can never be achieved, sexy pictures and Halloween costumes that allow girls to be prematurely sexualized and not allowing girls to be girls anymore. Even in the doll isle, it is hard … [Read More...]

TwirlyGirl Reversible Twirly Ruffle Skirt

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    Are you looking for fun, spring time fashions for your daughter, niece, or granddaughter? We recently discovered TwirlyGirl and I almost wish that they made the bright and fun reversible skirt for adults! They have  the cutest reversible skirts for girls. What an unique idea!  I don't have a daughter but my niece just loves a reversible skirt like this! I knew when I saw these skirts that I … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

NEW Spring Games from Wonder Forge! Just in time for Easter!!

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       Looking for something sweet for Easter or Passover that won't spike your child's blood sugar? Wonder Forge has three fantastic NEW matching games launching in April that preschoolers are sure to love. With games featuring gorgeous color artwork from Frozen, Planes, and Marvel, there's something for every preschooler on your list. These games are small, portable, and easy to … [Read More...]

Girls can be Superheroes too!

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Girls can be superheroes too! is the rallying call for a global competition being launched by Arklu, who have teamed up with US non-profit organisation Brave Girls Want, which will see entrants aged 10 and under asked to design a superhero outfit for the Lottie™  doll.   The Lottie™ ‘Design a Superhero Outfit Competition’ is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for one lucky child to see their … [Read More...]

Slammers snack line fuels healthy kids Giveaway Opportunity!

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         When it comes to kids snacks there is never enough! Even more true when you insert the word healthy in front of snack. Designed as fuel in organic snack form, Slammers is a super food snack line made with active kids  in mind and sold exclusively in the U.S. These on-the-go pouches are available at Target and Safeway locations in the following four delicious flavors: EPIC – … [Read More...]

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Media Reviews

Too Clever VI Jason’s Eagle Written and Illustrated by Julia E. Antoine

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New Children's Book Explores Young Boys' Fascination with American Bald Eagles. Jason's Eagle by Dr. Julia E. Antoine, is Volume 6 in the delightful Too Clever children's book series. In the first story, Jason was five. Now he is 10 and full of himself. However, he has maintained his love for the American Bald Eagle, only now he is experiencing many more amazing adventures. He lives on the … [Read More...]

In Time for Earth Day – Celebrate One of Nature’s Most Majestic Mammals – Bears KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org

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In an epic story, Disneynature's new film, Bears showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two young cubs are taught how to make their way in the world. Set in the grandiose Alaskan wilderness, the film follows them as they emerge from hibernation and experience the incredible world they live in complete with predators, avalanches and the search for food. "Bears is a fantastic and … [Read More...]

Disney’s Frozen Storybook App and Products

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We loved the movie Frozen and obviously lots of other people did too! I mean, it is one of the best animated films ever! Now, you can celebrate the music and story of  Frozen with Disney Publishing Worldwide’s award-winning Frozen Storybook Deluxe app, best-selling books, as well as Musical Magic Elsa and Anna dolls! We were quite excited to try out the app and receive a few of the books.  The app … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse

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I've tried many hair-styling Mousse products and it really is difficult to find one that works well with my hair. Well,Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Foaming Air Mousse Boost & Lift does work quite well! I like that it is weightless and does not feel heavy on my hair at all. But, my favorite thing is that it does give my hair long-lasting volume.It is also easy to comb out and it even works well if … [Read More...]

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Spring time fashions with mark.

      I love the Spring time fashions from mark. These two are new favorites of mine! The mark Butterfly Bliss Tank is so "Spring!" It's comfortable and so stylish! I love this graphic tank! It is available in sizes Small-xxLarge and retails for $20. Made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton. It is a Must-Have this Spring! Need a bag to hit the gym? mark bright About Now Carry All Tote is just … [Read More...]

Karmic Fit for stylish Yoga fashions! Comfy, stylish and just plain cool!

Looking for comfortable yet stylish Yoga clothing? I recently received a pair of Pranayama Gathered Waist Fold-over Womens White Yoga Pants by Jala from our new friends at Karmic Fit and just love how comfy and stylish they are! You can be comfortable and look cool all at the same time! They are great to wear to the Yoga class and they are also stylish enough to wear casually. These are definitely … [Read More...]

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Summer Colour Story – New Attitude New Laura Mercier Beauty Products!

It's here! The Laura Mercier’s 2014 Summer Colour Story collection released this month! The new, limited edition New Attitude Collection hits counters at the beginning of April, and provides bold, brave makeup colours that encourage you to be impulsive and adventurous.   The Inspiration: ·         It's time to step outside your own boundaries. Leave your comfort zone. Take risks, be … [Read More...]