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December Yoto Daily Schedule 🎅

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December Yoto Daily Schedule 🎅

Feel jolly with Jake and all-new Yoto Daily episodes for the festive season! From the 19th of December onwards, Yoto Daily will have a festive feel, with Festive Would You Rather, Festive Simon Says, Festive Facts, and even a Christmas Eve Draw-Along.

Gift Guide: Our Recommended Cards for All Ages

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Gift Guide: Our Recommended Cards for All Ages

Searching for the perfect gifts for a particular kiddo this Christmas? Look no further! We've curated a selection of our favourite cards for all ages to help you cross off those wish lists.

Read-along with Julia Donaldson

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Read-along with Julia Donaldson

Listening alongside reading can help improve comprehension, punctuation, fluency and vocabulary, especially for children and second-language learners. Enjoy read-along sessions with these modern classics, where an audible 'ding' will tell you when to turn the chapter.

How to Get Festive with Yoto 🎄⛄️

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How to Get Festive with Yoto 🎄⛄️

It's November! ⛄️ The Christmas 'Eve' of December, you could say. While we slowly head into festive season, we've got some jolly good tips to help you and your family get into the spirit of things.

Make Your Own: Gift Ideas

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Make Your Own: Gift Ideas

Make Your Own cards are essentially blank cards that offer endless opportunities for you and your family to get creative. Read this blog for ways to transform Make Your Own cards into special gifts.

Be the Hero of Unwrapping 🎁

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Be the Hero of Unwrapping 🎁

Picture this: it's Christmas morning! You're a kid who's been handed a Yoto player, but it isn't set up. A nightmare scenario, right? Set up your player before December 20th and get a FREE digital card for your recipient to enjoy.

November Yoto Daily Schedule

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November Yoto Daily Schedule

In the month before Christmas, we'll learn about Queen Elizabeth 1st, St. Andrew's Day, and some of this year's Guinness World Records.

Yoto Player and Yoto Mini: How do they work?

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Yoto Player and Yoto Mini: How do they work?

Yoto Player and Yoto Mini work in the same way and both are very simple to use. They are intuitive and designed for children from an early age up until they are 12 years old and beyond.

Houston, we have Drift Off 😴🚀

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Houston, we have Drift Off 😴🚀

We often hear anecdotes from parents about how daylight savings can disrupt their routine for several days. Read our tips for making this transition as smooth as possible.

Cards for Bedtime

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Cards for Bedtime

"As a parent to a very lively 4-year-old, I’m always on the hunt for new bedtime stories and music from our Yoto library to help settle my son after a long day. Here are my top picks for a calm bedtime all-round!"

New Yoto Club FAQs

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New Yoto Club FAQs

New Yoto Club is here and it's better than ever! If you were already a Yoto Club member before Monday 3rd October, here's a refresher on everything you need to know about the new Yoto Club.

New Yoto Club is here!

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New Yoto Club is here!

It's here and we hope you love it as much as we do. Read our step by step instructions on how to use your first ever set of new Yoto Club Credits.

Yotoween 2022 🎃👻🕸️

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Yotoween 2022 🎃👻🕸️

It's officially Spooktober! (Trick or) Treat your kids to a be-spook selection of spine-chilling audio adventures. Keep an ear out for new ways to celebrate this year, including six new spooky soundscapes coming soon to the Yoto App... 

Diversity & Inclusion: Discover these 10 BAME titles on Yoto

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Diversity & Inclusion: Discover these 10 BAME titles on Yoto

Diversity and inclusion are very important to us at Yoto. We are proud to host titles from diverse authors and narrators, as well as fictional and non-fictional diverse stories, which reflect the multicultural world around us.

October Yoto Daily Schedule

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October Yoto Daily Schedule

October is nearly here, and with it comes some frightfully fun Yoto Daily episodes! This month, get in the ghostly spirit of things with Jake's take on Halloween, and other fun days such as National Poetry Day, World Animal Day, and International Day of the Girl.

Interactive Content and Audio Games

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Interactive Content and Audio Games

While there’s much to be said about putting on an audiobook, podcast, or soundscape to relax or fall asleep, the Yoto Player gives audio the opportunity to be an immersive and interactive experience. I love creating audio that gets kids up and moving, playing along, answering questions, and learning new things.

Useful Timers

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Useful Timers

Yoto supports both morning and bedtime routines, making it easier for parents to get kids up and out first thing and then back in bed on time in the evening.

Yoto App Release 2.41

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Yoto App Release 2.41

Does it get more exciting than a new app update? Of course it doesn't! It’s time to share the round up on the latest new features available now. To see these updates, make sure you're using version 2.41.

What are digital Yoto Cards?

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What are digital Yoto Cards?

Digital Yoto Cards are a new way to discover stories, songs and sounds on Yoto. The same great audio, just without the physical card sent out to you. Pay less for the cards your family love. Get the same instant access in the Yoto App straight after purchase that you do with our physical cards. And you can link the audio to our Make Your Own Cards, allowing your kids to enjoy the same control of what they listen to, whenever they like.

Get ready for new Yoto Club

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Get ready for new Yoto Club

We’re making Yoto Club simpler to use and better than ever. You’ll get access to a much bigger collection of Yoto Cards, plus your usual 10% off and free shipping on everything, all the time. All for the same monthly or annual price.

Meet The Musician: Interview with Divinity Roxx

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Meet The Musician: Interview with Divinity Roxx

This month, we sat down with Divinity Roxx - former bassist of BeyoncĂŠ, Grammy-nominated artist, and creator of Ready Set Go! on Yoto.

September Yoto Daily Schedule

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September Yoto Daily Schedule

September is nearly here, and with it comes some exciting new Yoto Daily episodes! Turn your listening ears on for Back to School, plus fun days like Roald Dahl Day, International Vulture Day (we're talking fun facts and a quiz about vultures), and arrrgh, let's not forget Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Create a new school routine with Yoto!

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Create a new school routine with Yoto!

Starting school or returning to school after a long summer is a big change for children - and a big change to family life. Establishing a familiar routine at home goes a long way to helping things run just that little bit more smoothly - and Yoto is here to help!

Learn French with Yoto

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Learn French with Yoto

Did you know that we have Yoto Cards in French? From nursery rhymes to favourite stories and music, we have everything to spark a lifetime love for languages and cultures.

Starting School, with Jake

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Starting School, with Jake

We can help our little ones feel more prepared, more relaxed and ultimately, excited to enter the classroom. Read on for some practical tips on how to prepare them for their big adventure. 

Stories about Inspiring Girls and Women

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Stories about Inspiring Girls and Women

If you’re on the hunt for audiobooks with inspiring female protagonists that will appeal to girls (and boys alike), then Yoto has a brilliant selection of stories and biographies.

September’s Yoto Club Cards

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September’s Yoto Club Cards

This month’s Club selection has something for every young listener. Discover stories from ancient and modern history, sing songs about school or superfoods, or enjoy some family favourites from the likes of Disney and Roald Dahl.

August Yoto Daily Schedule

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August Yoto Daily Schedule

Every Sunday in August you can join Jake for a Draw-Along, followed by short mindfulness activities on Mondays with Monday Mindfulness. You can also participate in Yoto Daily’s Great Big Elephant Quiz on World Elephant Day (12th of August).

Summer days need music

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Summer days need music

When kids choose the tunes, great summer memories are theirs for the making. So whether you’re embarking on a summer adventure or embracing a stay-cation for all it’s worth, here are some inspiring musical Yoto Cards for your kids to enjoy

Choose the right player for your family

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Choose the right player for your family

Like siblings, Yoto Player and Yoto Mini have a lot in common. But also like siblings, they have some very important differences. If you're wondering which audio player is right for your family, this simple chart will help!

Musical Journeys with Yoto

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Musical Journeys with Yoto

Love of music starts during childhood and at Yoto we believe in helping kids and families discover a wide breadth of music and sounds. We want to help a new generation of kids fall in love with the power of music.

How to Prepare Your Player for Adventure!

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How to Prepare Your Player for Adventure!

Off on a family adventure this summer? Whether you’re soaring off to sunnier climes or packing up and hitting the road, get your Yoto Player or Yoto Mini ready for travel in 3 easy steps.

Get crafty with our Limited Edition Make Your Own Summer cards!

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Get crafty with our Limited Edition Make Your Own Summer cards!

At Yoto we’re determined to give kids plenty of fun and creative ways to enjoy their summer holidays. So, pick up a Make Your Own card - it's time to get in the spirit of summer! Make Your Own cards offer endless opportunities for your little ones to get creative.

Favourite Funny Stories

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Favourite Funny Stories

Some say laughter is the best medicine, and we couldn’t agree more. Luckily, Yoto has many amazing titles that will tickle the funny bone!

August Club Card Picks are here!

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August Club Card Picks are here!

Hello, listeners! It’s July, which means it’s time to pick your August Club Cards. This month, we’ve got a selection of classic childhood tales, hilarious historical stories, sing-along sounds and more that the whole family is sure to enjoy.

Meet The Musician: Interview with Sonia De Los Santos

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Meet The Musician: Interview with Sonia De Los Santos

We’re big fans of music around here, in all its forms. What better way to celebrate the joy of music than to meet the awesome artists behind some of your favourite Yoto tracks? This month, we sat down with artist Sonia De Los Santos, Latin Grammy nominee and creator of Canta Con Sonia!

Songs, Stories and Activities for Ages 0-5

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Songs, Stories and Activities for Ages 0-5

As a mum of a five year old and a one year old, I’m constantly amazed by just how much discovery and learning is packed into a child’s first five years - and how much change and progression they go through every few months of life. 

World Music Day: Meet Yoto's Head of Music!

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World Music Day: Meet Yoto's Head of Music!

Happy #WorldMusicDay! 🎵 From the upbeat and playful to the sleepy and gentle, there’s a tune for every family with Yoto - and what better way to celebrate the joy of music than by sitting down with Dominic Hodge, Yoto’s very own Head of Music.

Yoto Around the World Competition: Check out our winners!

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Yoto Around the World Competition: Check out our winners!

Last month we hosted an Instagram competition where we asked community members to share photos of their summer adventures with Yoto. We had so many amazing entries, but we had to narrow it down to 3 winners. Check out the winning posts in this blog post!

Q&A with Caley Nunnally: Your Top Speech Questions Answered

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Q&A with Caley Nunnally: Your Top Speech Questions Answered

We recently invited Caley Nunnally - a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist - to chat with members of our Yoto Community and answer their speech and language development questions. 

Yoto creates new audio experiences featuring Disney and Pixar family favourites

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Yoto creates new audio experiences featuring Disney and Pixar family favourites

A collection of well-known Disney and Pixar stories will be launching on Yoto from May 2021 and throughout the year. Alongside licensing existing audio, they will also release brand new original content created by Yoto.

Interview with Zanib Mian: Author of the Planet Omar Series

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Interview with Zanib Mian: Author of the Planet Omar Series

Zanib Mian is a celebrated children’s author best known for the Planet Omar series. We got the chance to sit down with her and learn what inspired the series as well as her passion for bringing diverse representation to children's literature!

Get to know Jake: The host of Yoto Daily!

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Get to know Jake: The host of Yoto Daily!

Many of you may know Jake as the writer, producer, and host of Yoto Daily, but did you know he was also a primary school teacher before joining Yoto? We wanted our community to have the chance to get to know Jake a little better, so we recently invited him to chat with members on our Facebook group!

10 Cards for Mindfulness and Wellbeing

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10 Cards for Mindfulness and Wellbeing

The more that we discover about the benefits of practising mindfulness, the more we come to realise that building on our mental wellbeing must be treated as a life-long education, rather than a passing thought. 

Meet The Musician: Interview with Jazzy Ash

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Meet The Musician: Interview with Jazzy Ash

We’re big fans of music around here, in all its forms. What better way to celebrate the joy of music than to meet the awesome artists behind some of your favourite Yoto tracks? This month, we sat down with artist Jazzy Ash to find out why music is so special to her, and what inspired her album Songs From The Playground.

Scan a card. On your phone!

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Scan a card. On your phone!

So you’ve got a Yoto Card, but no Yoto Player to listen to it? Never fear, there is another way: Card Tap.

Yoto Announces Partnership with AMEET in New LEGO BooksÂŽ Audio Deal

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Yoto Announces Partnership with AMEET in New LEGO BooksÂŽ Audio Deal

Yoto has announced its partnership with AMEET Publishing. The global partnership will see Yoto and AMEET co-create six new audio card packs to complement its well-established LEGO DUPLO range available from June.

Get Baking with Yoto, with tips from the Little Cooks Co.

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Get Baking with Yoto, with tips from the Little Cooks Co.

Top Tips for Baking with Children. Cooking with your little one should be fun for both of you! We've set out our top tips to help make the most of this special screen-free time!

Teach Your Kids Phonics with Yoto

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Teach Your Kids Phonics with Yoto

Phonics is an essential part of language learning, and if you're a parent with young children then you've probably heard quite a bit about it. But what is phonics, exactly?

Meet Yoto Mini!

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Meet Yoto Mini!

It’s new. It’s portable. It’s our smallest announcement yet. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know what we’re talking about: Yoto Mini! Yoto Player has just become a big sibling and we couldn’t be more excited.

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