Happy New Year, Happy New Club!
The crackers have been pulled, the resolutions have been made, and the first Yoto Club pack of 2021 has officially been delivered across the country to welcome in the New Year. While the year may be starting off with a bit of uncertainty, what we know for sure is that we’ll continue to deliver monthly audio delights to the doorsteps of our Yoto Club Members all year round!
Along with a new calendar, colouring sheet and Make Your Own Bookmark activity - we also celebrated Braille Day this month. All our club cards this month came with braille stickers on them as well as a leaflet to help introduce and teach children (and adults!) to read and write braille. To find out more about which audio treats our Club Members received this month, before it even hit the card store, keep reading!
Lullaby by The Rainbow Collection
This card from The Rainbow Collection includes a star-studded selection of nighttime lullabies for both children and adults alike. Sung in the soothing voice of Sophie Barker with musical arrangements by well-known producer KK, the pair have created a relaxing and tranquil musical journey to help send your little one off to the land of sleep.
Packed full of fond favourites such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Silent Night, Row Row Row Your Boat and many more, this card is full of 18 classic, traditional lullabies guaranteed to soothe and delight the entire family at bedtime.
Dream of Space by Lifescore Music
Continuing on with the theme of the New Year bringing healthy new habits - if your resolution this year is to help your little one experience a better quality of sleep (or just lessen the stress at bedtime!) then you will love what Lifescore has created exclusively for our Yoto listeners. Recorded by The Chamber Orchestra of London at Abbey Road Studios, Lifescore has created a bespoke series of atmospheric music designed to optimise sleep, using Artificial Intelligence to generate immersive soundtracks inspired by different places.
This month, we’ve included one of the three bespoke cards that will be coming to the Yoto Card Store soon in our Club Pack, so our members can have a sneak peek at what Lifescore has to offer. In “Dreams of Space'' listeners will drift into an infinity of stars and planets. It’s a one hour long track, designed to play on a loop, specially designed to help your child fall, and stay, asleep.
Stories for Car Journeys by Ladybird
Another wonderful collection from Ladybird, this card is perfect for those who are missing the excitement of long journeys and unknown adventures on the road. These new stories, written especially for audio, are designed to be listened to in the car, on a plane, on the train, or anywhere you might need to pass the time! Ideal for reminding the family of the wonderful holidays and journeys you have shared, and to look forward to more in the future.
From “There’s a Dragon in the Car” to “The Magical Camper Van”, and “The Very Noisy Unicorn”, this audio collection is packed with ten fun and fantastic stories, perfect for answering “Are we there yet?” or “I’m bored!”. Narrated by award-winning Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and Katie Leung (best known for her portrayal of Cho Chang in the Harry Potter films) these tales are full of life and character. This card is the perfect companion for every family on their next long journey - or for passing those long lockdown days at home while we dream of travelling again soon!
The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant Music by Francis Poulenc, Words by Jean de Brunhoff (based on a story by Cécile de Brunhoff)
This classic and much-loved story from France shares the heartwarming adventure of Babar as he journeys through the world from forest to town. It is born from the equally endearing tale of two brothers in the 1930’s who created the idea of Babar when they were inspired by the bedtime stories told to them by their mother. As a result, they asked their father to create the illustrations that would go on to accompany the book, resulting in a series of tales focused around this special little elephant.
Years later, this series gained a musical dimension, further transforming this story into a captivating and wholesome tale of tragedy, love, and bravery. Containing 30 minutes of magical storytelling weaved together with bespoke sound effects and music, The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant will quickly become a firm favourite within your family at storytime.
Want to get your hands on these fabulous new cards? You can sign up to Yoto Club on our website, and receive your own Welcome Pack, as well as monthly deliveries of exclusive audio, activities, and other treats!
We’ll be back next month with another inside scoop on the contents of the latest club pack. Until then, from all of us here at Yoto, we wish you a very healthy and happy New Year.