Chat with your child about how foods change as you cook them. You could show them how a pancake or tortilla goes from doughy to solid. Or how pasta or rice becomes soft. Let them use all their senses and touch them before and after (once cooled.) Talk together about what you see!
See what your child is learning
Exploring how food changes means thinking about the food in two ways: before and after. Holding two things in your mind like this and comparing them is a great brain-building skill. Scientists call this working memory.