The boys' language is really coming along. Asher has over 30 words and Nolan may have closer to 40 - every day we are hearing something new. They are "supposed to" have 50 words at 24 months (which they are [corrected]), but like our infant development consultant says - they have until 25 months to get there! Given the rate with which their language is improving, I have no doubt they will be at, or close to, 50 words by March.
That said, not all of their "words" are actually words. For instance "meow" means cat and "brrrrrm" means car. But since they make those sounds every time they try to use the words, we're counting them as words. Not sure our speech therapist would necessarily agree but they are communicating verbally and definitely showing their intent, so that's good enough for me!
One of their favourite things to do is look at flashcards. Mostly they chew on them (Asher) or bend them in half (Nolan) but they can play with these things for a long time. Whatever works to keep them occupied I say! Here is a video of them using them as they are meant to be used: