The brain of a child is yearning to absorb knowledge. It may take time to speak to express in words what a 2-year old is thinking, but the brain is surely working hard to take as much input that can be heard and be seen. The formative years are from 2 to 7 years old. Do not waste that time. Let the child listen to music and stories. Give the child ample listening and viewing education like that of Kids Academy, which can help, at the comfort of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The apps are optimized for iPhone 5, which help both the parent and child.