Yakka Dee! celebrates children communicating – because talking fills you up with whizz, pop, bang!

For example, when Dee encourages a friend to say ‘banana’, we go on a whirlwind word adventure. We see what bananas look like, feel like and taste like. We see yummy bananas, mushy bananas and big bananas. We meet a swimming banana, a king banana and we even all go a bit bananas! The journey is repeated with some special surprises along the way and everyone has a boogie when Dee’s friend finally succeeds in saying today’s word!

Yakka Dee! Banana Still

Have you seen the look on a child’s face when they say a word for the first time? They are filled with joy, positive self-esteem and social confidence. The importance of communication cannot be understated – it’s a bridge to making connections, friendships, understanding the world, communicating needs, sharing thoughts and emotions and is a foundation for all other earning…

In short, language development leads to a better quality of life.

1 in 10 children in the UK have speech & language difficulties.

1 in 6 primary school children in the UK does not speak English as a first language.

Yakka Dee! is a collaboration between King Banana and Beakus.