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Welcome to our blog. It's a bit like our secret diary. Except it's not that hard to find. And we want you to read it.

It's Officially Spooky Season at Yoto! 🎃

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It's Officially Spooky Season at Yoto! 🎃

Get ready for the fright of your life with everything you need to make this the most skele-fun Halloween yet! 

Back to School with Yoto!

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Back to School with Yoto!

Learning shouldn’t stop when you leave the classroom. Prepare for back-to-school and unlock a world of educational audio with Yoto.

Yoto Community Favorites - Story Cards

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Yoto Community Favorites - Story Cards

From Ladybird Adventures to Funnybones, find out which story Yoto Cards our online community love the most.

Yoto Community Favorites - Musical Cards

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Yoto Community Favorites - Musical Cards

From Mrs H Sings to The Wheels on the Bus, find out which musical Yoto Cards our online community love the most.

Yoto Raises $17 Million in Series A Investment to Help Bring Audiotime to Even More Kids Across the Globe

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Yoto Raises $17 Million in Series A Investment to Help Bring Audiotime to Even More Kids Across the Globe

Yoto announced today that it has raised $17 million in a Series A funding to help facilitate its rapid growth across Europe and North America. The investment was led by Acton Capital with participation from JamJar Investments, Global Founders Capital, Emerge Education, as well as MPL Ventures.

5 Screen-Free Activities for Kids

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5 Screen-Free Activities for Kids

While the past year has made us all rely on screens for work, school, and connecting with friends and family, taking time away from screens is great for your kids' health and creative energy. What better time to do that than Screen-Free Week?

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.

Yoto Announces Partnership with AMEET <br>in New LEGO BooksÂź Audio Deal

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Yoto Announces Partnership with AMEET
in New LEGO BooksÂź 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.

A New Kind of Audiobook player - Review by Famadillo

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A New Kind of Audiobook player - Review by Famadillo

Famadillo reviewed Yoto Player and here's their thoughts!  

Yoto Player partners with LifeScore to launch audio cards to help kids dream positively

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Yoto Player partners with LifeScore to launch audio cards to help kids dream positively

NEW! A collection of musical cards developed to help children sleep and enjoy emotionally positive dreams.

Interview with Jeff Kinney - author of Wimpy Kid!

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Interview with Jeff Kinney - author of Wimpy Kid!

Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. 

27 Valentine's Day Gifts Kids will Love

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27 Valentine's Day Gifts Kids will Love

Yoto was featured on the list of best Valentine's Day gifts for kids in USA Today Tech, read on to see what they had to say!

Yoto Player's 1st Birthday

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Yoto Player's 1st Birthday

A year ago today, we packaged up the first of our 2nd generation Yoto Players and sent them off to their new homes. Forgive us if we're a little nostalgic, but sometimes you need to look back to see how far you've come. We've taken lots of baby steps to make Yoto what it is today, and we're excited about what it will be tomorrow.

Get Crafty with Make Your Own Cards This Festive Season

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Get Crafty with Make Your Own Cards This Festive Season

As we enter into the festive season, it seems that this year’s celebrations are going to look a little different. Some of us may be far away from friends and family, and we might be feeling a little bit grouchy (or Grinch-y!). But here at Yoto, we’re not going to let a pandemic stop your kids from getting creative with their gifts this year. So, put down the macaroni and glitter, and pick up a ‘Make Your Own’ card, because we’ve got some fantastic ways to get the whole family feeling festive this season!

TIME - The best inventions of 2020

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TIME - The best inventions of 2020

Yoto Player is one of TIME best inventions in 2020 here's what they had to say about it.

Getting Started with Yoto Player

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Getting Started with Yoto Player

Here are a few quick tips to ensure you and your family can enjoy your new Yoto Player right away.

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?

Help Your Kids Sleep Soundly with Yoto

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Help Your Kids Sleep Soundly with Yoto

Bedtime can be a tricky moment in any household. It's a nightly event where wills collide and even the most agreeable of children might unleash their wild side. When we designed Yoto Player, we knew it had to give parents more than a screen-free way to explore great kids' audio. That's why we gave it a nightlight and a clock, and have continued to add new features that support parents every day.

Mindfulness for Mums and Kids | An Interview with Izzy Judd

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Mindfulness for Mums and Kids | An Interview with Izzy Judd

To celebrate the launch of kids' mindfulness content on Yoto, we spoke to the musician, author and mother of two, Izzy Judd, about mindfulness for kids; how parents can create a mindful pause; and her new book "Mindfulness for Mums: Simple ways to help you and your family feel calm, connected and content".

Kids' Mindfulness Audio on Yoto

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Kids' Mindfulness Audio on Yoto

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is giving something your full attention. It means calming the mind, resisting the urge to act, and taking a moment to pay attention. By doing so, you train your mind to observe without judgement and to take in stride the ups and downs of life.

Mop Rides the Waves of Life | An Interview with Jaimal Yogis

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Mop Rides the Waves of Life | An Interview with Jaimal Yogis

As we carry on celebrating kids' mindfulness content on Yoto, we spoke to the award winning author, father of three and mindfulness expert, Jaimal Yogis, about mindfulness during a pandemic; mindfulness for kids; and his new book "Mop Rides the Waves of Life".

5 Easy Mindfulness Activities for Kids

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5 Easy Mindfulness Activities for Kids

Mindfulness is a fantastic way for kids to focus their minds and quieten their thoughts, giving them self-sufficient tools to manage the ups and downs of day-to-day life. But what is mindfulness, really? And how can you and your family begin to enjoy its benefits? Put simply, mindfulness is awareness.

Your Yoto Player just got even better...

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Your Yoto Player just got even better...

As most of you know already, Yoto products are designed to get better over time. They run on an operating system (Yoto OS) which we can update remotely - a bit like your smartphone does. While our team of tech heroes are always tinkering away making improvements to the software that runs your Yoto Players, we do like to update you with major updates from time to time. So here it is!

Yoto Player Review by Toys, Toys, Pets & More

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Yoto Player Review by Toys, Toys, Pets & More

Tips for Working from Home with Kids

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Tips for Working from Home with Kids

The Mog Collection - Yoto Review

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The Mog Collection - Yoto Review

The World’s Best Stories Come To Yoto with Penguin Random House Partnership

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The World’s Best Stories Come To Yoto with Penguin Random House Partnership

Five Things We Learned From Podcasts

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Five Things We Learned From Podcasts

13 Days of Screen-Free Activities For Children

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13 Days of Screen-Free Activities For Children

Yoto — Educating Children and Interns Alike by Erica Felder

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Yoto — Educating Children and Interns Alike by Erica Felder

Yoto and HarperCollins team up to bring Judith Kerr’s Best-loved Mog Character to new platform

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Yoto and HarperCollins team up to bring Judith Kerr’s Best-loved Mog Character to new platform

7 Reasons to Back Yoto on Kickstarter

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7 Reasons to Back Yoto on Kickstarter

10 reasons I want my children to grow up away from TV, computer and tablets

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10 reasons I want my children to grow up away from TV, computer and tablets

Yoto Talks TED: Sir Ken Robinson on how the ‘system’ of education teaches our kids to be less creative

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Yoto Talks TED: Sir Ken Robinson on how the ‘system’ of education teaches our kids to be less creative

Yoto Talks TED: Tyler DeWitt on making science fun

TED Talks

Yoto Talks TED: Tyler DeWitt on making science fun

Yoto Talks TED: Sugata Mitra on how children can drive their own education

TED Talks

Yoto Talks TED: Sugata Mitra on how children can drive their own education

Yoto Talks TED: Sir Ken Robinson on Schools and Creativity

TED Talks

Yoto Talks TED: Sir Ken Robinson on Schools and Creativity

The Importance of Storytelling

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The Importance of Storytelling

Yoto Talks TED: Dave Eggers on Collaboration in Learning

TED Talks

Yoto Talks TED: Dave Eggers on Collaboration in Learning

Learning Through Play

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Learning Through Play

Yoto Player is a carefully connected screen-free speaker for kids

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