Archives for June 14, 2013

Experience The All-New Design Of Circus Excitement Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents BUILT TO AMAZE! Coming to the Southland, July 10 – August 4!

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!is an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where Children Of All Ages® find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth®.The foundation is set and the rising anticipation of high-energy, high-jinx and hilarity is ready to be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes from Wednesday, July 10th – Sunday, August 4th performing at STAPLES Center, Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario; and Honda Center, Anaheim.

Tickets for Built To Amaze! are on sale now for all Southland engagements:

LOS ANGELES– Wednesday, July 10 – Tuesday, July 16 STAPLES Center(1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90015)

Ticket prices range from $26, $30, $45-$50 (VIP), $70-$80 (Front Row) and $100-$120 (Circus Celebrity) Opening Night tickets are only $12 each (not valid for VIP or premium seating) Tickets available for purchase online at, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office.*tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.

ONTARIO- Friday, July 19 – Tuesday, July 23 Citizens Business Bank Arena(4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764)

Ticket prices range from $20, $26, $42 (VIP), $70 (Front Row) and $100 (Circus Celebrity) Opening Night tickets are only $12 each (not valid for VIP or premium seating) Tickets available for purchase online at or, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office.*tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.

ANAHEIM- Friday, July 26 – Sunday, August 4 Honda Center(2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806)

Ticket prices range from $20, $26, $42 (VIP), $70 (Front Row) and $100 (Circus Celebrity) Opening Night tickets are only $12 each (not valid for VIP or premium seating)Tickets available for purchase online at or, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.

*tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.



Built To Amaze! opens with the All-Access Pre-show where everyone is invited to join the fun and meet the Built To Amaze! international cast of performers as they prepare for the show. The Ringling Girls and Barnum Boys encourage kids to participate in a tug-of- war and kick off what will soon become an epic battle of girl power versus boy power in Built To Amaze! Audiences also can pick up some hip dance moves during the dance party, try on custom designed costumes, learn circus skills like juggling from the famous Ringling Bros.Clown Alley and even have the opportunity to witness and win a one of a kind masterpiece created by Asia,Ringling Bros. very own painting pachyderm!
Andre McClain, Ringmaster and America’s favorite cowboy takes the Ringling Bros. reins and accompanied by his horse Comanche, leads his Built To Amaze! funny and mischievous super circus supervisors, to construct The Greatest Show On Earth. A fantastic design with more than 110 of the world’s best performers representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals will be assembled, creating never-before-seen heart pounding performances.

Get your tickets for super circus fun today!




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Self Disclosure: SoCal City Kids received free tickets to feature this event.



MAM Perfect and Mini Air Pacifiers and MAM Trainer Win 2013 National Parenting Publications Awards MAM sponsored Feature


MAM products including the MAM Mini Air Pacifier,MAM Perfect Pacifier 0-6 months and 6+ months and the MAM Trainer training cup have been named 2013 National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) winners.  The Perfect Pacifier was a Gold Winner in the Maternity/Breastfeeding category and MAM’s Mini-Air pacifier and Trainer cup were Silver Winners in the Maternity/Breastfeeding category.

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NAPPA’s independent, expert judges and parent testers evaluated hundreds of submissions for their innovation, safety, quality and the degree to which they make parenting easier. After weeks of stringent testing, 25 products were selected to receive the coveted Gold Award while 60 received Silver and 41 were chosen as Honors.


MAM Perfect

The MAM Perfect Pacifier was recognized as it provides a perfect start, especially for newborns.  Its innovative design incorporates an extra thin, super-soft and flexible nipple specially engineered to reduce the risk of misaligned teeth.  The unique Dento-Flex™ nipple neck is 60% thinner and 3 times softer than those of comparable pacifiers*; the thinner, softer nipple provides less pressure on baby’s jaw and teeth to help reduce the risk of jaw deformations and malocclusions.  Extra small and lightweight, MAM Perfect is available for babies age 0-6 months and age 6 + months.  Suggested retail price: $5.99 each.


MAM Mini Air

A mini version of the award winning MAM Air pacifier, the MAM Mini Air features a lightweight shield curved for maximum comfort, Ultra Soft Silicone Nipple to stay securely and comfortably in baby’s mouth due to the anti-slip texture and symmetrical nipple ideal for baby’s jaw development.  Wide openings in the shield provide extra air flow allowing for baby’s skin to breathe and the Mini Air comes in a reusable storage case that can be placed in the microwave to sterilize pacifiers.

Suggested retail price: $5.99


MAM Trainer

The MAM Trainer cup was recognized for features including the cup’s small handles ideal for babies learning to become more independent.  A soft spout helps ease baby’s transition from sucking to drinking.  Available in an 8 ounce size and recommended for babies age 4+ months.  Suggested retail price:  $6.99.


“Each year, the experts and parent testers on our jury dive in and review, play with and meticulously test each entry we receive,” says Julie Kertes, NAPPA General Manager. “The products honored with the NAPPA seal this year stood out because of their innovation, quality, and the creative ways they help make parents’ lives easier.”


A complete list of all 2013 NAPPA Parenting Resources winners can be found at


About MAM

Our mission is to combine the best in technological innovation, medically sound function and contemporary design to help give babies the best start in life.  Founded in Vienna, Austria in 1976, MAM is a leader in providing families with innovative baby care products essential for a child’s early years.  A trusted brand for over 25 years, MAM is sold in over 30 countries and five continents.  For more information about MAM products, please visit  Follow MAM on Facebook at USA and on Twitter @MAMBABY.


For more than 20 years, the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) has been the go-to resource for the best products for families. NAPPA’s team of independent, expert judges, along with family and child testers, select the most innovative and enduring products to be NAPPA Gold, Silver and Honors winners in two annual competitions—Children’s Products and Parenting Resources. For more information, visit

After Earth KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions,


“After Earth” is a glimpse of post-apocalyptic earth, showing us what it might look like years after humans no longer live on our blue planet. Will and Jaden Smith bring their own brand of humor to this dramatic story of father and son working together to save mankind. Including a genre for almost every movie-goer, this PG-13 movie provides us with drama, “adventure, comedy and Sci-fi all in one!” Gerry O., 11-year-old KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, warns us that this film may be a bit intense for younger viewers, but claims, “if you like adventure and action you will adore this movie!”

Listen to the KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions Radio Show episode where our film critics discuss the film.

“After Earth”

Reviewed by Gerry O.