Reel2Media launch podcast version of Alexa Skill, ‘Yak Talk Back!’


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. 

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