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Staff Selects: LEGO® Duplo on International LEGO® Day

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Staff Selects: LEGO® Duplo on International LEGO® Day

LEGO Duplo bricks are some of the most frequently used - and most durable! - items in our toy box. Before my eldest son progressed to LEGO, he spent countless hours building and playing with our ever-increasing supply of colorful and pleasingly chunky Duplo bricks.

Meet the Author: Interview with James Davies

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Meet the Author: Interview with James Davies

Meet James Davies, Author and Illustrator of Children's Books "I’m an illustrator and author originally from the deepest dampest Wales, but I now live in London with my partner and three needy cats. I’ve been an author and illustrator of children’s books for about thirteen years, and now happily work as an illustrator at Yoto. When I’m not drawing, I love stomping around the woods, eating carbs and trying to play guitar."

New Make Your Own How-to Guides

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New Make Your Own How-to Guides

Make Your Own Cards are the best way to create bespoke playlists. Whether you're new to Yoto or you've been wanting to try Make Your Own Cards for a while, here's everything you need to get started.

Yoto Hacks

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Yoto Hacks

Want to know all the cool things you can do on Yoto? This is your one-stop shop for Yoto hacks and cheat sheets. Sure, it's written by us, but we're an open book (audio player). 

January Yoto Daily Schedule

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January Yoto Daily Schedule

Bring in the new year with Jake and all-new episodes of Yoto Daily!

Prepare your player for a holiday

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Prepare your player for a holiday

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

Yoto Welcomes Dragons Love Tacos to Its Ever-Growing Audio Library

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Yoto Welcomes Dragons Love Tacos to Its Ever-Growing Audio Library

Yoto, the audio platform for kids behind the critically acclaimed and award-winning screen-free Yoto Player and Yoto Mini, today announced the launch of Dragons Love Tacos, a New York Times best-selling tale, to its audio library. 

The Benefits of Mindfulness

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The Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. Mindfulness for kids and caregivers can reduce stress, increase focus, regulate emotions and more.

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!

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 holiday season? Look no further! We've curated a selection of our favorite 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 on Yoto, where an audible 'ding' will tell you when to turn the chapter.

Be the Hero of Unwrapping 🎁

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Be the Hero of Unwrapping 🎁

Follow these steps to prepare your Yoto Player or Yoto Mini for lift-off:

Make Your Own: Gift Ideas

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Make Your Own: Gift Ideas

Forget macaroni and glitter—get crafty with Make Your Own cards!

How to Get Festive with Yoto 🎄⛄️

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How to Get Festive with Yoto 🎄⛄️

At Yoto, we’re determined to give kids and their families plenty of entertaining and creative ways to enjoy the holidays. And with a sackful of cracking stories, seasonal soundtracks, and snuggly sound effects, Yoto really is the gift that keeps giving—not just over the holiday season (although, we do have some jolly good tips for getting you and your family in the spirit of things) ✨

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. Here is a breakdown of how to use your players to the best of their abilities.

Houston, we have Drift Off!

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Houston, we have Drift Off!

November 6th will mark the transition into winter time and our clocks will go back by one hour. This change can disturb even the most organized of adults, let alone children! Here are some 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!

How to Encourage Social Emotional Learning With Your Child

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How to Encourage Social Emotional Learning With Your Child

While there’s no right or wrong time to introduce SEL to your child, from a developmental standpoint, this’ll look different for babies, toddlers/preschoolers, and older kids. So what would it look like to support this growth? Great question! Today, we’re outlining a few things you can do to share social-emotional learning at each age level.

New Yoto Club FAQs

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New Yoto Club FAQs

New Yoto Club is here and it's better then ever! If you were already a Yoto Club member before Monday, October 3rd, 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!

New Yoto Club is here! 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 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... 

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 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. 

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.

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.

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 Beyoncé, 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!

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.

Yoto Partners With Global Empowerment Brand, Rebel Girls, to Offer An Award-Winning Podcast for Kids

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Yoto Partners With Global Empowerment Brand, Rebel Girls, to Offer An Award-Winning Podcast for Kids

Yoto has today announced their partnership with Rebel Girls, a global empowerment brand dedicated to raising the most inspired and confident generation of girls, to offer select episodes of the Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls podcast for free on the Yoto app.

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.

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).

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! Jump to the Island of Conclusions, learn about the gods of ancient Egypt, or sing along to the best of The Beatles.

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.

Favorite Funny Stories

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Favorite 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!

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 practicing mindfulness, the more we come to realize that building on our mental wellbeing must be treated as a life-long education, rather than a passing thought. 

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.

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 favorite 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 mom 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 9 winners. Check out the winning posts below!

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

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

Whether it is trouble pronouncing certain words or a delay in speech, there are many obstacles children may face while finding their voice. 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. 

July Club Card Picks are here!

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July Club Card Picks are here!

Hello, listeners! It’s June, which means it’s time to pick your July Club Cards. Yay! This month, we’ve got a wide selection of terrific traveling tunes, classic childhood tales, soothing sounds and more that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Happy choosing!

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