The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow Test

Dad offers to his daughter a marshmallow and a choice: Enjoy the treat now -- or -- wait 15 minutes for "something even better." Will she be able to wait? What could be better than a marshmallow? You don t have to wait to find out. Read the book and fall in love with the adorable illustrations by amazing talent, Sasha Roberson. Parent Note: The often-difficult concept of telling analog time is made simple in this story, as is the equally important lesson of learning how to wait for a reward. Lexile Score: 540L Lexile Code: AD (Adult Directed for small children)

Review
My students absolutely loved the book, The Marshmallow Test, which so beautifully captures the creative coping strategies of a young child staring down a delectable marshmallow. While the story appears to be simple, it contains humorous and heartwarming wonderings of a young child developing self-control, while also making the reader imagine what he or she might do. Math and social-emotional skills are also embedded in the story that serve as entry points for integrated learning, making the story perfect for grand family or class discussions. --Sharon McCubbin, M.Ed., NBCT

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