How Muzzy Works
What learning should be...fun & easy!
Developed by the BBC, MUZZY's simple and effective program works by teaching through fun and animated stories featuring Muzzy and friends. These stories use the natural immersion method, which is modeled after the way children learn their ﬁrst language.
EACH EPISODE IS DESIGNED
TO BUILD ON THE PREVIOUS EPISODE
In MUZZY, each lesson serves as the foundation for the next. The object is to build on the words and concepts that your child previously learned. This use of repetition and "spiraling" makes learning come easily and naturally.
NATURAL IMMERSION PROCESS
"See and Listen, Say and Learn"
MUZZY employs a natural immersion approach, surrounding learners with visual, aural and contextual language that is modeled on the way we learned our ﬁrst language. MUZZY's multi-sensory, multi-layered communication works powerfully with all new learners.
The unique MUZZY design is effective for visual/spatial, verbal, kinesthetic, musical and logical/mathematical learners. The more ways in which your child is engaged with MUZZY,
the more quickly and naturally your child absorbs the new language.
YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN
MUZZY provides children with the foundation they need to effectively learn a new language. Your child will be introduced to more than 1200 vocabulary words and phrases across many themes. Additionally, MUZZY has added new features that will introduce reading and writing in a second language to your child.
GREAT FOR ALL AGES
Right now, with no teaching required, your child has the natural ability to start
speaking a foreign language. Early exposure to a language — any language —
triggers this inborn talent. MUZZY was designed for children of all ages.
MUZZY FOR TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS
Like enthusiastic little sponges, toddlers and preschoolers soak up any language they are exposed to, proudly using their expanding knowledge in creative new ways. Vocabularies blossom as they learn to name colors , shapes, animals and the objects in their home. Speaking a second language reinforces these concepts, and rewards your child with improved communication skills in not one but two languages!
MUZZY FOR CHILDREN 5-9
At this age, children will appreciate the humor in the MUZZY story and dive right into the online games for additional practice. Often focused on learning a particular theme, the vocabulary builder lessons have additional appeal. Many kids, eager to expand on the dialogues, will also try out their new skills by acting out their own plays and stories using familiar MUZZY characters.
MUZZY FOR TWEENS AND TEENS
Friendly MUZZY is a welcome cheerleader and coach to this age group, training tween and teen ears to the sounds of the language. The fun story takes the pressure out of language learning and helps to move them past the inhibitions they may feel in the classroom. With brief thematic clips and corresponding games online, MUZZY is both a great introduction to language and also an effective reinforcement of lessons learned in school without a textbook and drills.
PARENTS BENEFIT, TOO
Just by hearing the story in the background when your children are playing MUZZY, you will ﬁnd yourself picking up key phrases and the rhythm of the language. Many parents tell us MUZZY is a delightful refresher for the language they studied in school.