During snack time the adult can offer a cookie or cracker.
Ask the child if he wants a cookie (unless cookies are off limits, then a cracker). Present the cookie in broken pieces.
Most children will be upset that the cookie is broken and not whole.
Explain to parents why their child may be upset if items are not whole. They cannot envision the pieces together to make a whole. This may be seen when highly desired items are not whole, such as cookies or birthday cakes.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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