M&M's = a good teaching tool

sarah42sarah42 Posts: 4,034Registered Users
Connor got some M&M's and other small candy in his Easter basket. I love giving it to him for treats because:

1.) They are small, so he can have just a few bites at a time. We don't usually have many sweets in our house, and I don't want to get him hooked on sugar.

2.) He has to use his manners to get candy--it reinforces having to say please and thank you.

3.) I've used them to teach him colors.

Or maybe I'm just trying to justify to myself giving my child candy. Hee hee. :flower:


  • mad scientistmad scientist Posts: 3,530Registered Users
    Karan calls M&Ms "Treats" and they came into our home when we were potty training. I agree that they are a very kid-friendly candy!

    For his birthday we even made M&M mini-muffins for his preschool class. He thought they were cupcakes, so I just went with it. The minis are great for baking and eating.

  • mad scientistmad scientist Posts: 3,530Registered Users
    Oh, and don't forget to use them as a counting tool!

    Actually I remember using them in my high school math class when we were learning probabilities.

  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    M&M's make excellent potty training rewards/bribes.
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users Curl Neophyte

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