Calvin has a book that with sound-effect buttons (). There are car noises and horn honks, but also a radio station that plays snippets of classical music. He likes the songs, and I started playing the real versions for him. It was time for bed, so I kept the music on and gave him another book to keep him occupied while I went downstairs for a minute. I returned to find my two-year-old quietly sitting in bed with a book, legs crossed and wearing only a diaper, listening to Ride of the Valkyries.
Calling that a parenting win.
(Unrelated other than the subject, but I present to you a boy and his dog from our time in the Northwoods this summer. He’s more kid than toddler now.)