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Muzzy

Muzzy: Play, Discover, Create

Give your child the benefit of learning a second language.

MUZZY Club is the online version of the award-winning language course for children developed by the BBC. Durham County Library patrons now have access to a second language – at home, at grandma’s house, in the library, at school – anywhere there is an internet connection.

Go to MUZZY now!

Please note:

  • If you are accessing Muzzy from outside of a Durham County Library location, you will need to enter your 14-digit library card number when asked for “Login ID.”
  • To access Muzzy from a mobile device, search your app store for the free app called Puffin Academy. Puffin Academy is a child-safe web browser. Once installed, you will be asked for a username and password. Use the following:
    • Username: durhamcounty
    • Password: durhamcounty

MUZZY Includes

  • The entertaining MUZZY story.
  • 600+ vocabulary words to contribute to language fluency in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Korean and Spanish.
  • Interactive games and exercises to practice vocabulary and grammar.
  • Support for all learning styles.
  • Management tools for parents and educators.

Why MUZZY?

  • Children learn naturally at their own pace by watching a video story.
  • MUZZY replicates how children learned their native language.
  • No grammar or complex structures to remember.
  • Reading and non-reading children benefit.
  • MUZZY and his friends are appealing, encouraging children to watch over and over.

How Does MUZZY Work?

  • Children are entertained as they watch a cartoon story about MUZZY and his friends.
  • Scene by scene, the story and Vocabulary Builder present hundreds of functional words and phrases spoken by native speakers with authentic accents.
  • With repetition, children absorb the new language naturally through the context of the story and its imagery.
  • Entertaining online games, e-books, printable flashcards, karaoke-type songs and a recording feature reinforce what the child learned.