Yum Yum & You

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Colorful interactive series highlights fun while learning.

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Educational Value

Teaches lessons about problem-solving, offers chances for children to think about things like shapes, colors, etc. Also teaches children about people, places, things that may be interesting to them, like animals, the ocean, people who serve others in the community. Encourages children to ask their parents questions if they need help. 

Positive Messages

Family and having fun while learning new things are themes. 

Violence & Scariness

Characters occasionally fall down, get electrocuted, etc., but no one gets hurt, and everyone laughs. 

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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Yum Yum & You is a colorful interactive cartoon about a cute blue alien that's geared toward preschoolers. Viewers are encouraged to help problem-solve by answering questions, and characters share information about people, places, and things around them. Despite some very limited fantasy violence (no one gets hurt and everyone laughs), it offers lots of learning opportunities. 

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What's the story?

YUM YUM & YOU is an animated Latin American series about a pastel blue, round, one-eyed alien and his family. Yum Yum (voiced in English by Jason Wood) lives on Planet Nuf with his father, mother, and sister Dyvi, and loves to have fun. But he gets especially excited when it's "time to shine," a moment when he has the chance to partner with the viewing audience to solve a problem by looking for answers to specific questions. From helping Yum Yum choose the correct wrench so that his father can change a light bulb to identifying sea creatures while looking out for his frisbee (which flew into the ocean), everyone has a chance to learn something new. Throughout it all, Yum Yum and his family share facts, ask questions, and work together as a team. 

Is it any good?

This sweet and colorful import features short, lively segments during which Yum Yum must problem-solve in order to complete tasks. The narrator invites viewers to help the young alien by identifying shapes, colors, animals, and other things. The show also offers some interesting facts about people, animals, and events. This information is presented in a way that young children can easy grasp and share with others. But perhaps the best part of this series is the relationship Yum Yum has with his family, and the fact that he is not afraid to ask his parents for help when he needs it. Overall, Yum Yum & You offers an entertaining and interactive learning experience that preschoolers will enjoy. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Yum Yum and his family. What kinds of things do they like to do together? 

  • What does Yum Yum & You teach viewers to do when they have to solve a problem? What do you do when you have to fix something, or make a decision that you're not sure about? 

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For kids who love preschool fun

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