You can take a kid to an experience, but you can't make them remember it.|
Two was not pre-words for Rosie. She had over a hundred signs and over 30 spoken words by 17 months. By 2 she was mastering spoken words so fast I had stopped keeping track. But it definitely was pre- a lot of words and concepts, and by now she knows enough people named Laura that I'm sure Steven and Laura's house is not enough to identify it.
I think part of the reason this sort of thing takes me by surprise is sometimes her memory of something is startlingly clear and detailed, and she's very good at putting it into words.