Using self-control and focus while eating a favorite treat can be fun. First, ask your child to look at the snack and describe what they see. Then smell it, touch it, and finally take just a little taste. Talk with them about what they did to help them wait.
See what your child is learning
Waiting helps your child practice self-control. This is an important skill to manage feelings and actions. They are also learning problem-solving skills like slowing down and taking a step back to see something in a new way.