YaYa & Zouk

TV review by
Natascha Crandall, Common Sense Media
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Sweet siblings use imagination to adventure, work together.

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age 2+
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Educational value

This show does a great job of modeling imagination through play. However, it does not go beyond this by explaining how imagination can help in real-life situations or suggest that it can be used as a tool to create new things.

Positive messages

Kids will see YaYa and Zouk enjoy using their imaginations when they pretend play. Each episode takes place in their home, so all adventures to different places are via their imaginations. Working together and open-mindedness are essential for both parties to have a significant role in the play.

Positive role models & representations

YaYa and Zouk are a brother-and-sister duo who use their imaginations to play and go on adventures. While they don't always listen to each other or agree, these instances are minor and don't get in the way of their fun. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that YaYa & Zouk is a preschool-focused show that explores imagination through pretend play. The main characters are a sister-brother duo who don't always agree but seem to work together well and enjoy each others' company as they magically go off on adventures and explore new areas. The episodes are short, approximately five to six minutes, which is just brief enough to get in some entertainment but not always long enough to really explore the benefits of using one's imagination or how it can be used to problem-solve or create. 

User Reviews

Parent of a 7 and 10 year old Written byShopkins1230 September 3, 2016

YaYa and zouk

A really good show!
Parent Written bySarah A. May 4, 2017

Amazing show

Its really amazing, polite, sweet character, my 2 years kid love them too much I feel comfortable when he watch them because i know nothing bad or harmful or da... Continue reading

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What's the story?

YAYA & ZOUK are a brother-and-sister duo who go on adventures through pretend play and the use of their imaginations. YaYa takes charge of most situations but allows little brother Zouk to play along as well. She doesn't always listen to him, but when he gets his chance to talk, YaYa is receptive to his ideas and they figure out how to work together. Story lines are simple (i.e., figuring out where to play with a squeaky ball so as not to disturb a sleeping baby, loving the color red, playing with a stuffed animal), but the kids' imaginations take them out of their real-life environment and allow them to travel to far-off places. 

Is it any good?

The 2-D animation style and bright colors will be visually pleasing to both young and older viewers of this preschool series. Parents are never seen (except for from the waist down) but are occasionally heard giving direction to YaYa and Zouk, ensuring that someone's keeping an eye on these two young characters. While the siblings use their imaginations in every episode to meet new friends or visit fun new places, there's not a lot of structure regarding when and how imagination is used, making the overall show more entertaining than educational. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what type of place they would like to explore in their imaginations. What would the weather be like? What kinds of creatures would they come across? If you could go to bed and choose the type of dream to have, what would you dream about? 

  • Kids: What do you like to do when you're playing pretend? Where do you go? What do you do there? Whom do you meet? 

  • How do the characters in YaYa & Zouk demonstrate curiosity? Why is this an important character strength?

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