Friday, February 17, 2012

Marshmallow Test

Have you heard of it?  The "official" test is suppose to be given when a child is 4 years old.  They are given one marshmallow and told that if they don't eat it when the adult returns, they will be given two marshmallows.  They are left alone for 20 minutes.

We did M&Ms and Sally was left for 3 minutes.  Check out the video and see if she can delay gratification or if she needs it instantly :)

Happy Sunny Friday!


  1. Oh my goodness, I died watching this. Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!! Good job Sally!

  2. We learned about this study in undergrad! I'm really impressed that Sally waited! Loved that she put it in her mouth then took it out! So cute!

  3. So cute, I remember when William did this...pretty much the same they are going to eat it and then they remember the incentive coming! ;)