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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.

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!

Classic Stories for Kids of All Ages

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Classic Stories for Kids of All Ages

You might have noticed: here at Yoto we love books! Check out our top picks for time-sanctioned classics narrated by the most incredible talent that you can bring home and listen to on your Yoto as many times as you’d like.

Meet The Musician: Interview with Caspar Babypants

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Meet The Musician: Interview with Caspar Babypants

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 Caspar Babypants to find out why music is so special to him and what goes into the creation of his upbeat, funky tunes!

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!

June Club Card Picks are here!

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June Club Card Picks are here!

Hello, listeners! It’s May, and we’ve got the perfect springtime treat for you: your June Club Card Picks. Yay! This month, we’ve got a wide selection of magical fairy tales, classical tunes, funny stories and more that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Happy choosing!

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!

Inspired Tales: The results are in!

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Inspired Tales: The results are in!

Last year, we launched Inspired Tales - our writing competition for kids. We were overwhelmed with incredible entries, so a massive well done to everybody who sent their stories in. It was no easy feat, but after much deliberation, the results are in… Meet your Inspired Tales winners, 2021-22!

May Club Card picks are here!

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May Club Card picks are here!

Hello, listeners! It might be April Fools’ Day, but this isn’t a prank: your May Club Card Picks are really here! This month, we’ve got a wide selection of classic childhood tales, animal-tastic music, inspirational stories and more that the whole family is sure to enjoy.

Q&A with Dr. Larry Mitnaul: Your Top Sleep Questions Answered

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Q&A with Dr. Larry Mitnaul: Your Top Sleep Questions Answered

Sleep is a tricky subject. When it comes to bedtime, every child - and every family - is different. And yet, bedtime battles are something that all parents face. We recently invited Dr. Larry Mitnaul, Child and Adult Psychiatrist, to answer some of our Yoto Community's most asked questions around sleep. 

Meet The Musician: Interview with LifeScore Music

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Meet The Musician: Interview with LifeScore Music

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 the dream team behind LifeScore Music… Mary Lockwood and Danny Ryan!

Disney at Yoto: what’s the difference?

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Disney at Yoto: what’s the difference?

We love Disney and we know you do too! Our store has everything from 5-Minute Stories, to Disney Classics, to Junior Novels... But with so many magical Disney titles on offer, it can be difficult to pinpoint their differences.

5 Tips for Entertaining Kids at Home with Yoto

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5 Tips for Entertaining Kids at Home with Yoto

Tips and tricks on how to enjoy Yoto Player within your home - whether on break from school or vacation!

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 favorite 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.

March Yoto Club picks: it’s love at first sight

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March Yoto Club picks: it’s love at first sight

New Year, New Club Cards!

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New Year, New Club Cards!

INCOMING: 2022 and January Club Cards!

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INCOMING: 2022 and January Club Cards!

Yoto Mini Shipping Status

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Yoto Mini Shipping Status

‘Tis the Season for Club Cards!

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‘Tis the Season for Club Cards!

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 Books® Audio Deal

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Yoto Announces Partnership with AMEET
in New LEGO Books® 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.

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