Twenty-five children recently gathered at the Dallas Public Library for a lunch date with Muzzy of MUZZY BBC to celebrate the English and Spanish languages. School children in Denmark and Canada engage with the MUZZY BBC language learning program as part of their school day, immersing themselves in the many wonders of foreign language.
From Australia and Asia to Europe and the Americas, librarians and educators all over the world understand that children who are bilingual grow up to be adults who can successfully compete in our expanding global economy. According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, bilingualism bestows a range of benefits on language learners, including increased cognitive development, improved memory and problem-solving abilities as well as improved verbal and spatial abilities. In the words of the Council, “Language learning correlates with higher academic achievement on standardized test measures” and, just as important, “Research suggests that language learners develop a more positive attitude toward the target language and/or the speakers of that language.”
For thirty years, MUZZY BBC has taught over 60 million children worldwide how to speak a second language. Completely reimagined with 3-D animation and world-class audio, MUZZY exposes children, as young as age 2, to a new language using a cartoon story with fun and engaging characters. Readers and nonreaders learn a second language through the same natural immersive method they used when learning their mother tongue. Games and activities in the online MUZZY Club reinforce learning.
Through repetition and reinforcement, MUZZY BBC showcases the power of language immersion. Available formats include online and DVD; available languages include Spanish (Latin American and Castilian), French, Italian, German, English (American and British), Chinese, and Korean. Contact your JLG Account Rep at 800.491.0174 or firstname.lastname@example.org to bring the adventures of language learning with Muzzy to your library today!
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