Although Grayson is still a bit too young to start picking up another language (we’re still getting there with English!), both Ashleigh and myself are keen to allow him the opportunity to learn a second (or third, or fourth!) language if he wants to, from an early age. Neither of us are fluent in a second language, and it’s something we both regret (and yes, we could learn now, but, time!)

Parenting is a constant state of balance. Trying to make sure your kids get to dive face first into piles of choccy ice cream while they’re young and prime them to have the best opportunities in life.

Trying to give your kids the best chance at life is important, but it can be hard to know where to start. If you’re kids are 10 or under (and a bit older than G!), one way to help them get a head start is learning a second language.  Being bilingual can have many advantages and benefits (like higher academic achievement, better GCSE grades (imagine doing GCSE french when you’ve been speaking it for years already!), better career opportunities, and improved reading ability).

It turns out that there is an ideal window of opportunity to learn a new language, and it’s when you’re young—before age 10, in fact.

Apparently, during your first decade of life, your brain is wired to learn languages, so learning a second one just comes naturally and easily for you. I didn’t start to learn a 2nd language until I was 12 or 13, and by then, I’d totally lost interest – once you get over the age of 10, it gets more and more difficult to learn a new language every year. So in order to give your child an edge in school, it’s best to start them as early as possible. 

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The way it works is that children learn a second language by simply watching the Muzzy movies and playing online games.  We all know our kids love that screen time, so why not make it beneficial and (slightly more) guilt-free by letting them use Muzzy?

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Being a parent is no walk in the park, so any little hack here and there that’ll help your kids do better in school and distract them while you get things done around the house(or relax!) sounds ideal to us! 

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Hello! I'm Mark! I write mostly about nonsense things that tend to bug me on a day to day basis. Excuse the rants, and be gentle with my opinions (but please do let me know yours, discussion is good!)

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