June 03, 2013

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NewsLi.com Donation/Reading Event For Long Beach Children

Kidz Entertainment, a Long Island-based toy company, is donating educational products to assist Long Beach children during the continuing superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.At 10 a.m. today, the founder of Kidz Entertainment, Diane Baumann of Baldwin, will be holding a special donation and reading for Long Beach students. from West School Elementary at Lindell Elementary School (601 Lindell... Read More About : NewsLi.com Donation/Reading Event For Long Beach Children
March 09, 2013

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Queens World Film Festival Preview

synopsis People came from all over to The Little Shop of Wonders to view their collections, as well as to seek their advice about gemstones and healing. Mark and Rosalyn also worked with an assortment of animals in need. Eventually, due to the overflow of artifacts, customers, friends and curiosity seekers, they moved to a storefront on the main street in town. The Long Island Rock and Lapidary shop was a fixture in the town of Bellmore, N.Y. for 48 years. director Snowflake Video Productions is the innovation of filmmaker Leslye Abbey. Her worldwide adventures have given her the opportunity to capture and present diverse expressions of cultural identity. Her career as a psychotherapist and Cultural Social Worker, in such places as the Oglala Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, combined with her photographic background, has granted her video camera intimate access into the human heart and spirit. Read More About: Queens World Film Festival Preview
January 28, 2013

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NY Mom's World Blog

Diane Baumann of Kidz Entertainment, Inc. is our latest MomPreneur and we are so happy to introduce her to you. Diane was a radio show host on WGBB and WLIE for 6 years, she hosted a few Cablevision shows for LT1, and she is a member of The Recording Academy, BMI, SGA, Women in Music, and SCWBI. Her company, Kidz Entertainment, Inc., is where you will find picture books and gifts that combine the worlds of children, animals and music with color and excitement! What inspired you to begin your business? When I first wrote the title track to a documentary filmed by my friend, Leslye Abbey, called “Caution: Show Dogs”, I received a lot of praise from the song so I thought it would be a good idea to turn songs into books that would be educational, musical and interactive. How difficult was it to get started in the business? It was very difficult. I wanted to create something unique and I used my own money and just when I thought I could get things going the economy fell down. Can you describe your business? I have created unique and distinct picture book sets for children that are educational, musical and interactive. The sets contain the picture books with CD’s, sheet music, coloring books, puzzles and muff/handbag/plush animals. My newest addition is a customizable animal rescue puzzle. What has been your biggest challenge to overcome? Getting the product out to the consumer. The product is unique so I really need to show it to the customer as there is nothing quite like it on the market. What advice would you give other moms who are looking to begin their own business? Keep working at it. Don’t give up even though you may feel rejected or disappointed at times. If at first you don’t succeed, you may need to tweak your product. What ideas are you planning to bring into your business this year? What’s next for you? I am bringing an animal rescue puzzle out and a new animal rescue song, picture book with DVD and coloring book. I’m also going to try to bring out my Mambo Toothbrush. What is your inspiration for creating new products/services? Most of the time my inspiration comes from events that take place, poems that I write and ideas that are unique. I’m always coming up with ideas as my wheels are turning all the time. How do you balance running a business with your kids’ schedule? It can be difficult at times but the way you balance is by having a flexible schedule. I will work all weekend if I have to or late at night, even on a holiday. What role do your children/ family play in your business products? My children help me assemble the products and ship when I’m overloaded. Also, I just finished a children’s bedtime lullaby where I sang the first verse, my daughter sang the second verse and my son played the bassoon throughout the song and co-wrote his part. It is called “Before It’s Time To Say Goodnight” and we just turned it into a simple video. Have you been involved in any other ventures? I am involved right now in a venture. We have a product that was created to help autistic children the basic concept of addition and subtraction. This learning tool can be used also for Pre-K and Kindergarten children as well. Betcha didn’t know… That my song “Show Dog” won best song on the eastern seaboard and then went on to win the National Award for Best Song in the Children’s/Novelty class. This Award was given on the 75th Anniversary of the Songwriter’s Guild of America, the oldest and most prestigious songwriting organization in the USA. Right now I am loving that… Things are falling into place and I’m making great strides. My favorite Mommy Trick is… When I need to get my kids to do something and they don’t want to, I say with a sigh and shaking my head “poor, poor mommy, poor, poor mommy” It works every time. Guilt is good. I can’t live without… My family. They are my life, my love and my reason for doing everything that I do. Read More About: NY Mom's World Blog
January 03, 2013

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Pawsitively Pets

Not long ago, I was the lucky winner of a toy package from Kidz Entertainment Inc. in a giveaway that was hosted by Come Wag Along. Thanks so much to Kidz Entertainment Inc. and Simba and his mom, Kia, at Come Wag Along! The package included a Show Dog book, Show Dog coloring book, and a Show Dog puzzle. As you all may know, I have an 8 year old daughter named Lily. These books and the puzzle are just perfect for her and she was very excited when they came in the mail. I told her when I won the giveaway, so she was looking forward to receiving her "prize" in the mail. When our package arrived, she went straight for the Show Dog book and started reading it. The book is written in song and actually comes with a music CD. At the end of the book is sheet music for the song. Each page has brightly illustrated pictures of different dog breeds with special facts about them. She told me that her favorites were the Doberman Pinscher and Pomeranian. The coloring book is just like the Dog Show book, but without color. So she gets to color in the book however she wants to. Lily loves to color! The coloring book also comes with a few crayons. When I won the giveaway, I got to decide between a puzzle, poodle purse, or brown dog purse. I asked Lily which one she preferred and I'm glad I did. She chose the puzzle, but I thought she might have picked out one of the purses. The purses are so cute and are like little stuffed animals! The puzzle has 49 large pieces (much bigger than I had expected) and makes for a perfect floor puzzle. It has the cute illustrations from the Show Dog book on it. Lily was able to complete the puzzle pretty quickly. Lily did have one complaint about the puzzle that she received however. Her words were - "I can't believe there isn't one single pomeranian on this puzzle!" She seemed slightly upset by this, but seemed to get over it quickly. :) As I was browsing through some of the other products that Kidz Entertainment offers, I noticed that they also have a Show Cat series of toys for cat people. There's a "I Can't Seem to Find My Tail" picture book package featuring a cute little pink piggy that looks pretty adorable too. I would definitely recommend these toys from Kidz Entertainment Inc., especially if your child loves animals, as Lily does. I like it when she plays with toys that are not video games or involve the TV. The Show Dog package we received is a fun and interactive way for her to learn and play. I also suggest that you check out Come Wag Along. There is always some sort of exciting giveaway going on that you wouldn't want to miss out on. Plus, Come Wag Along was nice enough to feature my very own Shiner on their Fashion Friday! Read More About: Pawsitively Pets
December 18, 2012

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Come Wag Along

Kids love animals and Kidz Entertainment Inc. provides products for kids who love animals that are fun and interactive. Diane Baumann’s products combine children, animals, pictures, color, and excitement. Diane gave me a sample of her picture book sets for free in return for a fair and honest review. My boyfriend’s daughter was thrilled when we opened the box and she saw all of the animals and fun activities. Our package for review included: Show Dog Picture Book Package, Pansie the Piglet Picture Book Set, and the Show Cat Children’s Picture Book Package. Show Dog Picture Book Package Of course we were excited to see what the Show Dog Picture Book Package had inside! It contains a Show Dog Picture Book, a Show Dog Puzzle, a Sing-Along Music Sheet, Show Dog Title-Song CD, and Coloring Book with Non-Toxic Crayons inside of a clear vinyl and Velcro case. The Show Dog Picture Book contains various types of show dogs and facts about each breed. Simba and I were a tad bit disappointed because we didn’t see any mini schnauzers in the book, but we did see some of Simba’s furiends :) It is very colorful and will definitely grab a kids attention and keep it there. It is definitely beautifully illustrated and it also has words from a song about show dogs which is from the CD that is in the back of the book along with the sheet music for the song. Isn’t that a great added bonus? It makes the book just that more exciting. The Show Dog Puzzle are pictures from the Show Dog Picture Book. The puzzle pieces aren’t small which makes it easier to put together. You can also choose a muff/handbag/plushtoy for girls instead of the puzzle for this package. The coloring book includes all of the pictures from the Show Dog Picture Book, but there is no color of course so your child gets to be a little artist and recreate the pictures from the book in his or her own way. Pansie the Piglet Picture Book “I Can’t Seem To Find My Tail” This picture book package includes “I Can’t Seem To Find My Tail!” Picture Book, a Muff/Handbag/Plushtoy, Sing-Along Music Sheet, “I Can’t Seem To Find My Tail!” Title-Song CD, a Wearable Necklace all inside a clear vinyl and Velcro case. The “I Can’t Seem To Find My Tail!” Picture Book is also very colorful and will grabs a kids attention as well. The story is about Pansie the piglet trying to find her tail. The story is short, cute, and funny too! It is also beautifully illustrated and it has a CD in the back of the book along with sheet music. The song and music goes along with the story so it is fun to sing and listen to. The Muff/Handbag/Plushtoy is a cute little piglet who must be Pansie! The piglet is wearing a necklace that your child can take off the piglet and wear it herself. How cute is that? The piglet is also a handbag that your child can put their belongings in and carry it around with them. Adorable! Read the Pansie the Piglet Picture Book synopsis here. Show Cat Children’s Picture Book Package This picture book package includes a Show Cat Picture Book, a Muff/HandBag/Plushtoy, a Sing-Along Music Sheet, a Show Cat Title-Song CD, a Wearable Necklace, and a Coloring Book with Non-Toxic Crayons all inside a clear vinyl and Velcro case. The Show Cat Children’s Picture Book is basically just like the Show Dog Picture Book Package except this package is all about cats and it includes a hard cover picture book and a muff/handbag/plush toy instead of a puzzle. Read More About: Come Wag Along
November 25, 2012

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www.catwisdom101.com

The next generation of cat lovers are here. If you know a child ages 3 to 8 who loves cats, dress-up, sing-a-longs, coloring books and picture books, I have the purrfect gift for you! The Show Cat: I Wanna Be Purr-fect is the whole kit and caboodle in one package. Odin, our always curious products tester and sometime book reviewer didn’t know what to make of this new kitty at first but gave it a sniff and paws up. It’s a fun interactive experience and nicely put together from Kidz Entertainment. Visit their fun interactive website to see and hear their large range of products in more detail. We are offering our readers a chance to win this large gift pack is excellent quality and includes a large hardcover picture book, a coloring book with crayons, a plush kitty handbag that doubles as a hand warmer/muff, a pearl necklace with rhinestone charm and a sing-a-long CD of kitty ditties. This particular Show Cat Picture Book package will be available to our readers for the incredible value of $29.95. If you’d like to win this purr-fect gift, simply “like” this post and leave a comment. If you’re not already a subscriber to Cat Wisdom 101, we’d like to invite you so you can always be first in line to enter our giveaways. Congratulations go to Theresa & Prudence. You are the winners of last week’s giveaway for a copy of Peg Kehret’s wonderful memoir Animals Welcome Read More About: www.catwisdom101.com
October 12, 2012

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KidzEntertainment helps out in Haiti

Baldwin, NY (October 12, 2012) It was announced today that Kidz Entertainment Inc founder and creator Diane Baumann has made a generous donation of the company's products to the children of Haiti. The donation was made through her friend Pamela Schmidt- ’Brien who works on unique global youth initiatives to empower all children and adults on an ongoing basis. "I wanted to do something to help bring a smile to the faces of the many young Haitian children who are still living under terrible conditions in their home country" Diane remarked "I knew Pamela Schmidt-O’Brien was working with the Haitian children and had been making numerous trips back and forth so I contacted her and asked her if she would like the picture books for the children. I saw an opportunity to get involved, even just a little, in bringing back some happiness to those who are in need and have had so much recent pain". Kidz Entertainment Inc creates quality products, very cleverly packaged, to give your child an educational, musical, entertaining and interactive experience bundled into one adventure!!! These unique products combine the worlds of children, animals and music with color and excitement and reach children on many sensory levels. The donation included the first printing of their widely popular Picture book "Show Dog, Show Cat" and also some beautiful necklaces. The picture books were given to the younger children and the necklaces were given as gifts to the older girls. For more information about Kidz Entertainment Inc, please visit http://www.kidzentertainmentinc.com For more information about Pamela Schmidt-O’Brien, please visit: http://voiceofpotential.blogspot.com #### ABOUT KIDZ ENTERTAINMENT INC Kidz Entertainment Inc, founded by Baldwin NY's own Diane Baumann, has been steadily increasing their visibility over the past year, appearing on Cablevision's The Writer's Dream with Linda Maria Frank (Channel 20 on LTV on the east end of Long Island), agreeing to terms with Animal Shopping Club network for a infomercial special which will air later this Summer and signing a license agreement with StoryCub to launch their children's picture books. This comes on the heels of the TV segment they just shot for the new Military Shopping Channel.com in Tampa which was created by Kevin Harrington of NBC's "Shark Tank" TV program and can be viewed on the videos page at their website. The Long Island based company, which was recently seen in the Long Island Press, Newsday's Kidsday and on the cover The Pennysaver Town Crier has also recently signed a non-exclusive license with New York's PAW-TV for PAW-TV named products to be jointly developed. Kidz Entertainment Inc. and PAW-TV have been working together on bringing several special animal adoption awareness products to market which will tie in to the important work being done by PAW-TV. In addition, Kidz Entertainment Inc products will be featured on the PAW-TV network and a portion of the sales will be donated to the PAW TV foundation. Read More About: KidzEntertainment helps out in Haiti
October 08, 2012

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Keep the Tail Wagging

affrey and Cosmo are taking a break this week so I’m writing the Cats vs Dogs column. The other day, Cosmo did me the solid of putting a quarter of his cat hair on my favorite sweater. I was in a hurry and determined to wear this sweater, so I knelt on the ground to pull the hair off only to have Cosmo finish off the sleeve by rolling over it and Jaffrey take care of my black pants(cat hair magnet). How a mostly black cat can manage to get only white hair on black pants is a mystery to me. I gave up and thanked my kitties for giving me a little bit of home to take to work with me. My arrogant felines excited my closet without another meow. I shrugged and thought, it’s better than taking our dogs muddy paws prints to work with me. Each of my kids have four legs… I’m an animal lover through and through. I would have loved to have had children, but a divorce stalled my mommy plans and I ended up on the road to becoming The Fur Mom (my Twitter handle). Even though I don’t have human kids, I still adore children and have a soft spot for little girls, so when Kidz Entertainment sent me a box of goodies, I couldn’t wait to show them off. Get a jump on the holidays… It’s October 1st and this week Keep the Tail Wagging is giving parents the opportunity to get a jump on the holidays with this great giveaway of cool products for kids that will promote their love of animals. Kidz Entertainment… Kidz Entertainment provides picture books and gifts that combine the worlds of children, animals and music with color and excitement!!! Take a look at their products that are educational, interactive and reach children on many sensory levels. The picture books contain bright and beautiful illustrations which entertain the imagination – factual information about various breeds that are illustrated adds an educational dimension Pansie the Piglet Picture Book Set: This package has four pieces inside a carrying case, which are educational, interactive and touches you on multi-sensory levels. The picture book contains bright and beautiful illustrations that teach your child about friendship and helping one another. A music sheet is included and the title-song CD is attached to the back cover creates an interactive facet to this work. A muff/handbag/plush animal is included with a 15″ necklace that can be worn as bling bling!! Show Dog Picture Book Package: This package has four pieces inside a carrying case, which are educational, interactive and touches you on multi-sensory levels. The picture book contains bright and beautiful illustrations. A fact about each breed of dog that is illustrated adds an educational dimension, and a music sheet with an award winning CD attached to the back cover creates an interactive facet to this work. Also included is a companion coloring book with non-toxic crayons and the Show Dog Puzzle that will keep you or your child entertained for hours of fun!! Show Cat Children’s Picture Book Package: This package has four pieces inside a carrying case, which are educational, interactive and touches you on multi-sensory levels. The picture book contains bright and beautiful illustrations. A fact about each breed of cat that is illustrated adds an educational dimension, and a music sheet with an award winning CD attached to the back cover creates an interactive facet to this work. Also included is a companion coloring book with non-toxic crayons and your choice of any handbag/muff/plush animal that will keep you or your child entertained for hours of fun!! Read More About: Keep the Tail Wagging
September 21, 2012

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Stellas Friends

Out of everyone, people and animals, I like children the best. They’re fun to play with, they always come over to say hello and pet me, and they are always friendly. I love children. So my first business that I’m featuring is a company that provides children with informative, interesting, and interactional books about dogs and other animals. What is a picture book? A book with pictures, right? Not at Kidz Entertainment, Inc. Their picture books include so much more than just what the eyes can see. How about what the ears can hear? What the fingers can touch? Sensory skills are very important for children. So Kidz Entertainment, Inc. put together picture book packages that include items that will reach visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (hands-on) learners from ages 3-8 years old. “Show Dog” is one of the picture books that is offered (of course I chose the dog one to discuss!) It was written by author, songwriter, vocalist, and radio personality Diane Baumann. The package includes a 36-page colorful, attention-grabbing book that teaches children about each breed of dog that is featured. There is also a music CD that goes along with the book including The Songwriter’s Guild of America’s National Award Winning song “Show Dog.” The song follows the words of the book, so as children learn the words of the song, they can sing along while following the words in the book, ultimately helping them learn to read! In addition to the book and CD, the package includes a coloring book with non-toxic crayons. You can also choose either a 49-piece puzzle that features the breeds of dogs from the story in different locations or a handbag/muff/plush dog. Children that are hands-on learners need to use their hands and do something in order to learn best. While the children are looking at the breeds of dogs, listening to the words of the song, and flipping through the book, no matter what type of learner they are, they will retain more information than they would with just one of the three options. Does your child take music lessons? The sheet music for the song is also included in the package! This package really is the whole package. In addition to “Show Dog,” there is also “Show Cat” and “I Can’t Seem to Find My Tail” about Pansie the Piglet. The packages for these books include all that was mentioned with “Show Dog.” There are also gifts that coordinate with the books, such as handbags in the form of dogs, cats, and Pansie the Pig. You can purchase jewelry and other CDs as well. Individual items and packages run from $4.95 to $29.95. For specific pricing, videos, and to purchase products from Kidz Entertainment, Inc., go to http://www.kidzentertainmentinc.com I hope this blog post was beneficial to you. If you purchase any of the items from this website, please let me know how your child enjoys them! I want to know what you think of the businesses we feature on our blog. Read More About: Stellas Friends
August 09, 2012

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Long Island Exchange

(Baldwin, NY) This Saturday August 11th join founder and creator Diane Baumann from Kidz Entertainment Inc (as recently seen in Newsday’s Kidsday and currently on the cover The Pennysaver Town Crier) as she helps celebrate the grand opening of the new boutique “Inspiration” located at 2419 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, Tel: 516-280-9155. Diane is scheduled to appear in person between 1 – 2:00 pm. Inspiration is Baldwin’s new home for inspirational books and gifts. They are also having a special raffle to benefit the La Finca Children’s Home in Honduras. Kidz Entertainment has donated a set of products to the cause, as well. Kidz Entertainment Inc creates quality products, very cleverly packaged, to give your child an educational, musical, entertaining and interactive experience bundled into one adventure!!! These unique products combine the worlds of children, animals and music with color and excitement and reach children on many sensory levels. For more information about Kidz Entertainment Inc, please visit http://www.kidzentertainmentinc.com For more information about Inspiration, please visit http://www.inspiration4all.net ABOUT KIDZ ENTERTAINMENT INC Kidz Entertainment Inc, founded by Baldwin NY’s own Diane Baumann, has been steadily increasing their visibility over the past year, appearing on Cablevision’s The Writer’s Dream with Linda Maria Frank (Channel 20 on LTV on the east end of Long Island), agreeing to terms with Animal Shopping Club network for a infomercial special which will air later this Summer and signing a license agreement with StoryCub to launch their children’s picture books. This comes on the heels of the TV segment they just shot for the new Military Shopping Channel.com in Tampa which was created by Kevin Harrington of NBC’s “Shark Tank” TV program and can be viewed here: www.kidzentertainmentinc.com/video The Long Island based company has also recently signed a non-exclusive license with New York’s PAW-TV for PAW-TV named products to be jointly developed. Kidz Entertainment Inc. and PAW-TV have been working together on bringing several special animal adoption awareness products to market which will tie in to the important work being done by PAW-TV. In addition, Kidz Entertainment Inc products will be featured on the PAW-TV network and a portion of the sales will be donated to the PAW TV foundation. Read More About: Long Island Exchange