Following its successful launch as an Amazon Alexa Skill – Yak Talk Back! – the interactive audio experience designed to help parents learn about their children’s day, is now also available as a podcast. 

The podcast version will help families without smart speaker access to experience the benefits of Yak for themselves and help take the concept to a wider audience as well as making it more mobile.

Produced in consultation with learning experts, Yak Talk Back! is a fun, interactive question experience that combines character voices with original music. Together they create a stimulating and enjoyable environment where children can express their feelings and thoughts whilst having fun as a family.

Led by the friendly and lovable character Yak, each episode comprises a short story from Yak followed by three questions – purposefully selected to help kids (and their parents) talk about their day and express their feelings, while developing their social, conversational and critical thinking skills.

Talking about the decision to make Yak available as a podcast, Reel2Media Content Development Director Chris Kelly said: “Since launching Yak earlier this year the user feedback has been really positive. But while the number of households with access to a smart speaker is continually rising, we regularly receive comments from parents who tell us they would love to play Yak with their kids but don’t yet have a smart speaker. By adding the Yakcast we are able to now make Yak accessible to all, helping more parents better communicate with their kids while spending fun quality time together. We really believe we’ve hit on something special with Yak and want other families to experience it for themselves.”

New podcast episodes are added daily so families can expect a fresh Yak experience and different questions every day.

You can listen and download Yak Talk Back! wherever you get your podcasts. Amazon Alexa users can just say “Alex, open Yak Talk Back!” to get the action started.

It’s good to talk, but it’s even better to Yak!