Anyone use the Muzzy Language Learning Program? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 06-08-2012, 10:02 AM - Thread Starter
baileyb's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,327
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

Are these worth the money? DD is 16 months and I would like to start a language sooner than later.



baileyb is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 06-08-2012, 10:15 AM
Just1More's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,932
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)



I tried them when dd1 was little.  The video is poor, the characters are hard to understand, and the plot is not fitting for small children.  Even if it were, there isn't enough in the picture to correlate to the words.


AND...I didn't get my promised return.


I've never tried these (other than youtube) but am tempted to order dinolingo.  Just from the youtube spot, my youngest was naming animals in the new language.  My older ones for sure picked up stuff quickly.  On that, though, we are learning a ton from youtube videos.  There's tons of free stuff out there, and the kids are learning it quite well this way. 

"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."

Just1More is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 06-08-2012, 10:50 AM
berkeleyp's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,037
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I have a friend who loved Muzzy for her child starting around that age.  She did German.  I think any exposure to another language is great for babies neuron development that will enable them to learn languages in the future.  I bet just watching or listening to shows/movies/book on CD in another language would be great for them.  


Are you planning on teaching a language you already know?  If so, just speaking to babe and pointing to things will go a long way.

berkeleyp is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 06-18-2012, 10:14 PM
lmk1's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 782
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

We got the Russian Muzzy from the library, and I thought it was terrible.  My 4 year old was bored with the video, and the whole idea seems bizarre.  I like the CD series: Baby's First Steps in (Language) ... I have these for Spanish, French and Mandarin.  I don't know if the kids really pick up a lot just from listening to them, but they're easy on the ears, so you can have it playing in the car when you're driving around.

I think kids learn a lot more from interacting with someone in a foreign language...if you don't speak the language yourself, you could still learn some basic vocabulary and try to teach it yourself.  Which language are you thinking you'd like to expose your LO to?

lmk1 is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 06-19-2012, 06:14 AM
Emmeline II's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 8,817
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

No, for reasons previously stated.

My dd always liked Suzy Dorn. We have Cantemos en Espanol and Sal y Pimienta.

"It should be a rule in all prophylactic work that no harm should ever be unnecessarily inflicted on a healthy person (Sir Graham Wilson, The Hazards of Immunization, 1967)."
Emmeline II is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 06-19-2012, 02:06 PM
heatherdeg's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Everywhere... thanks, technology!
Posts: 4,888
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)

We own Muzzy in French on DVD.  Sounds like it was recorded from a worn out VHS tape.  :/  And my kids were totally not into it... at all.  Oddly, they were into the "Bonjour, Les Amis" series of DVDs (3 in the set).  I liked it because there were text subtitles (also in French) which exposed my early reader to the written language in addition to the audio.

Heather - Wife , Mommy  & Health & Wellness Educator, Speaker & Consultant 
Dairy, soy & corn free with limited gluten... yes, really. And journeying towards peace.  Blogging about both.
Let me guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices...
heatherdeg is offline  


Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off