Getting the Words Right
“Because I said so.” “You’ll grow out of it.” “Do as I say, not as I do.” Ever said any of these to your child? Sometimes phrases like these just seem to come out involuntarily. But just because a phrase sounds pretty snappy and seems to teach a lesson doesn’t always mean it’s communicating the right thing to your child. Let’s take a look at some parenting old saws and see if they couldn’t...
The Big Move!
Moving can be a monumental task, even if you’re just relocating a few blocks over, and long distance moves can take an emotional toll on kids because no one likes to leave friends behind. But your attitude towards moving and the ways you involve your children in the process will make all the difference in whether they love their new home or resent being there. Check out these tips for making...
Wives’ Tales, Old & New
Keep making that face and it’ll freeze that way! Watch out for those cracks in the sidewalk! Don’t swallow your gum or it’ll sit in your stomach till you’re in college! Old wives’ tales, urban legends – everyone’s heard a few. As a parent, maybe you’ve told a few, too. But where do old wives’ tales come from? Are they detrimental to kids, or do some of these old sayings really have a...
Oh No, Not the Doctor’s Office!
Does your child run when you say the word “doctor?” Doctors can be a source of fear, apprehension, and even guilt for youngsters, causing many parents to wonder what the big deal is. Here are some reasons why your child may feel iffy about the doctor and some helpful tips for putting your child’s mind at ease the next time they need a checkup. Separation is one of the most common fears...
Plan a May Day Celebration!
With weather warming, the sun shining, and everything coming back to life, you and your kids are probably getting a touch of spring fever. Why not celebrate with May Day festivities? Here are some fun ideas for celebrating this holiday’s traditions in your own backyard. May Day has been around since ancient times. Traditionally, the holiday marks the beginning of farmable spring in the...
Join the Club!
Is your child spending too much time in front of screens, alone and sedentary? Want to get them involved in some healthy and stimulating activities with other kids? Joining a club or team may be the answer. Group activities help kids develop teamwork and leadership skills, and let them meet friends with similar interests. But with such a wide range of activities out there, it can take some...
“Mom, which one of us is the favorite?” Favoritism affects us immensely when we’re young, and can mold us as adults. Kids who were always playing second fiddle to a sibling can grow up to resent both that sibling and the parent who favored them; kids who played the “golden child” tend to be happier as adults, but can sometimes act imperious and entitled. If it’s severe, parental favoritism can...
Rainy Day Fun for Everyone!
If the last rainy day you spent inside with your child was full of tears, boredom, and tantrums – not to mention what your child was doing – then it’s time to take control. Check out these ideas to add a splash of fun to you and your children’s next rainy day together! Try to work some physical activity into your rainy day plans. This can range from jumping jacks to a spontaneous dance party....
Most kids love a visit to Grandpa’s house, or a day with their favorite aunt. But what about spending the night, the weekend, or even a whole week with a relative? No matter how much your children may enjoy spending time with their relatives, the prospect of staying overnight with them can sometimes cause anxiety. But if you take the time to prepare your child, an overnight visit will be a...
Family Fire Safety
Most kids have experienced fire’s allure. Their eyes light up at the twinkling candles on their birthday cake, and a mesmerized hush falls over them when toasting marshmallows on a crackling campfire. Kids are naturally curious about fire, but what begins as exploration can sometimes lead to disaster. How do you teach kids how to be safe around fire? Here are some hot ideas. Believe it or not,...
Dressing Up for Spring Occasions
As temperatures rise and nature begins to reawaken, your family’s social calendar is bound to start filling up. For many families, springtime brings festive occasions, like religious holidays and weddings, and you’ll want your kids looking their best when those days arrive. But what do you do if your toddler screams and cries at the sight of a suit, or if your tween wouldn’t be caught dead in a...
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Winter Fun for Everyone!
The novelty of the first snow has long worn off, and your kids are starting to wonder if their T-shirts and shorts have been put into permanent storage. Sometimes winter can seem…long. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to make winter an exciting time for everyone, whether you decide to embark on a weekend getaway or enjoy a “staycation” at home. With a little bit of creative thinking and...
From getting messy with Mom’s flour to sneaking licks of frosting off the spoon, being a kid in the kitchen is a lot of fun. And although your little one’s first attempts at cooking dinner may not win them a place on Top Chef, encouraging their culinary curiosity now can reap delicious rewards later. There are as many reasons to get your kids cooking as there varieties of potatoes (over 500, to be...
Giving Never Felt So Good!
It’s been a wonderful holiday season here at CookiesKids.com. Our warehouse was bustling, our website was filled with holiday deals, and we worked around the clock to ensure that toys and clothes got to you in time for the holidays. But this year we also did something more. As a member of the NYC community, we knew we had to do something to assist those affected by Superstorm Sandy, so we found...
Are your kids always on their best behavior in public? Do you wish they were? Public places can sometimes bring out bad behavior even in normally well-behaved kids. Check out these tips to make sure that when your child goes out and about, they’re on their best behavior. Preparation begins at home. If you don’t set high standards for kids’ behavior at home, they won’t know how to...
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Fear No More!
Was Halloween a little too scary for your little one? Or does your child have fears that extend past the season of ghouls and goblins? Small children tend to be more afraid of things not based in reality, such as monsters and ghosts, than older kids. Big kids aren’t immune to fear, though; their fears often reflect real circumstances, which can be even scarier. So what can you do to help...
Where Are All the Heroes?
Every kid needs a hero, and it’s not always the kind with a flowing cape. Children are constantly on the lookout for role models of all kinds, and it’s important for you, as a parent, to help your children choose the right ones. Idolizing celebrities, fictional characters, and other kids is natural, but it’s fraught with the potential for disappointment and can easily get out of hand....
We know your kids get up to some pretty interesting stuff every day. Don’t you wish they kept track of it all? Maybe it’s time they started keeping a journal. Keeping a journal is as simple as putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard), and it’s a fluid activity that can be tailored to any child’s specific interests and personality. But journaling isn’t just fun – it can aid your...
Fall Fun for Everyone
The sun is setting earlier, the grill is in storage, and you’ve swapped out tank tops and shorts for cardigans and corduroys. There’s no doubt about it – summer is officially over. And though your kids may be counting down the days until they can jump in the pool again, the cool days of autumn are packed with their own kind of fun. From pumpkin picking to easy arts and crafts, here are a...
Ghosts, Goblins & Ghouls – Oh My!
Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year – when else can you spend an entire month eating candy and dressing up in costume? Since Halloween parties are a great way to get friends and family together for a night of scarily good food, fun, and fashion, here are a few simple ideas to make your eerie get-together the best yet. Picking a Halloween costume is a childhood ritual whose...
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All Cookie's Stores will OPEN Wednesday, 10/30....
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All Cookie's Stores Closed Monday 10-29
Due to Hurricane Sandy, all Cookie’s locations will be closed on Monday, 10-29. We will post information about Tuesday, 10-30 as it becomes available. Stay Safe!
Tutoring: Success without Stigma
Maybe it was a few bad test grades. Maybe they’re in a big class and not getting the attention they need. Whether your child is struggling in school or just looking to boost their academic performance, it might be time to consider tutoring options. There are now lots of different ways kids can seek help outside of school, perhaps more than when you were a student. Check out these helpful ideas. ...
Avoiding Gender Stereotypes
It probably started at your baby shower. If a girl was on the way, you got piles of pink; if a boy, you got bundles of blue. And from the moment your little one was born, their gender has influenced how people treat them. Studies show that adults describe a newborn wearing pink as “sweet” or “feminine”, but that same baby in blue is “sturdy” or “vigorous.” But your little one is unique, so how...
Saying Sorry…And Meaning It!
It’s a tale as old as time: your toddler borrows her older brother’s toy truck without asking, and – whoops! – breaks it. Tears flow, shouts fly, and finally your angry son declares his sister can never, ever play with his toys again. As the adult, you know she needs to apologize and he needs to forgive. But these are big concepts for little ones. It takes effort on your part to teach kids what...
Making the Grade
It goes without saying that getting good grades is important. Parents and teachers know they’re the key to everything from college admissions to important scholarships – even future careers. But since explaining all that to your 4th grader who’d rather watch iCarly than do her math homework is easier said than done, here are a few simple strategies. Following these tips will make this school year...
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Tips for Successful Sleepovers
Sleepover, slumber party, pajama party – it goes by many names, but the idea remains the same. Children get together at someone’s house, have fun, and go to sleep – or don’t. The sleepover is a rite of passage for kids, and a chance for them to taste a new kind of independence. But if it’s your turn to host a sleepover, it’s up to you to define when lights-out comes. Preparation will go a...
Water Safety for Kids
Splash! Swimming and playing in the water is one of the great joys of summer – good exercise and great fun. But before your little ones dive in head-first, take some time to explain the risks of oceans, lakes, and pools, and know what you need to do to ensure your children’s safety. A few water safety precautions can prevent drastic consequences. When introducing young children to swimming, it’s...
School Uniforms with Style
For many children, the phrase “school uniform” conjures up images of monochrome outfits that reveal little about the budding personalities wearing them. There are lots of reasons why school districts implement uniform policies, from boosting student achievement to fostering school spirit, but many kids still see it as one less way for them to express themselves. Cookie’s Kids understands how...
The Joy of Music
Do your kids have enough music in their lives? Numerous studies have shown that steady musical exposure, whether it’s listening to a song or mastering a difficult solo, can boost children’s reading comprehension, improve their motor skills, and even increase memory retention. Following a rhythm or melody requires the same kind of abstract thinking and patience used in problem-solving, while...
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A Few Questions with...Sam & Judy, Cookie's Kids...
How long have you been working at Cookie’s Kids? Judy: I’ve been the girl’s apparel buyer since the early 1980s. Sam: I’ve been the boy’s apparel buyer for seven years. What do you like best about working as a clothing buyer? J: Meeting people and developing relationships. Plus there’s something new every day, which keeps it interesting. S: I love the fast-paced nature of the business; it’s...
5 Years of CookiesKids.com!
Last week, in honor of Cookie’s Kids’ 40th anniversary, we brought you the story of how a humble children’s clothing store inQueens became a chain of family-run superstores. This week, we’re bringing Cookie’s history full circle by sharing the history of our e-commerce site, CookiesKids.com. In 2007, Cookie’s Kids celebrated its 35th anniversary. With six successful stores throughoutNew York City...
What do afternoon walks, playing in the backyard, and bike riding all have in common? Besides being summer activities kids love, they all expose children to the sun’s powerful – and potentially harmful – rays. Sunburns and other types of sun damage can happen any time kids are outside for prolonged periods. Practicing sun safety is as important as wearing a bike helmet – and just that easy,...
A Few Questions with...Cookie, Founder of Cookie's...
What was the first Cookie’s Kids store like? In 1972 I found a small store I could afford in Jamaica, Queens. 16,000 square feet. Our first day open was the day after Thanksgiving. All we had was toys. I put them on the rack myself. We sold every single toy on the shelf. And we made enough to start buying clothing. Why do they call you Cookie? When I was born my aunt called me that....
40 Years of Cookie’s Kids!
Since opening 40 years ago, Cookie’s Kids has grown in wonderful and unexpected ways. Who could have imagined at the beginning that we’d be here now, shipping kids clothing and toys across the globe? On our 40th anniversary, we’re taking time to remember where we started, and what it took to become the #1 Children’s Department Store. We’d like to share some of this history with you. In 1972, a...
Camping with Kids
For kids of all ages, summer is basically glorified recess; they’re running around outside from sunup to sundown, discovering and exploring their surroundings, and having lots of fun doing it. And if your toddler suddenly decides that finding a new bug is infinitely more interesting than any of their Elmo toys, it might be good idea to start thinking about a family camping trip. More than just a...
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