The Yoto Blog

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.

October Yoto Daily Schedule

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October Yoto Daily Schedule

October is here and with it comes all new episodes of Yoto Daily! Get in the spirit for spooky season, celebrate funny holidays (World Egg Day, anyone?!), and enjoy lots of fun episodes with the one and only Jake!

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!

September Yoto Daily Schedule

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September Yoto Daily Schedule

After a summer of fun, it's time for back to school season! But fret not, Jake is here to cure those back-to-school blues with all new episodes of Yoto Daily! We've got lots of games, quizzes and jokes, plus fun days like Roald Dahl Day and Talk Like a Pirate Day (arrrgh!). 

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.

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.

The Power of Music: How Listening Enhances a Child’s Engagement with Activities

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The Power of Music: How Listening Enhances a Child’s Engagement with Activities

Listening to music while deeply engaging with an activity is a win-win for little ones. Our guest blogger Amelia Moore who is researching Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara breaks down the science on why and how music can positively impact children:

Grow with Yoto: The magic of mindfulness and finding your focus

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Grow with Yoto: The magic of mindfulness and finding your focus

The excitement of everyday life can make our minds a little busy, and kids can feel this too! So when it comes to calm, it's never too early to introduce the tools to help them focus on the here and now. With the magic of mindfulness, kids can become their own guide on life’s biggest adventure: childhood.

August Yoto Daily Schedule

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August Yoto Daily Schedule

Summer is flying by, but the fun's not over just yet! Savor the rest of summer break with all-new episodes of Yoto Daily throughout the month of August. We've got jokes, games and quizzes a'plenty. And of course, lots of Jake! 

Grow with Yoto: Making bedtime a breeze

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Grow with Yoto: Making bedtime a breeze

A built-in temperature sensor, night light, and a variety of free sleep sounds in the Yoto App, Yoto Player is truly the all-in-one sleep solution. And no bedtime routine is complete without a bedtime story! Cozy up with some classic stories and songs before drifting off to dreamland.

Grow with Yoto: Encouraging independence through learning and routines

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Grow with Yoto: Encouraging independence through learning and routines

With Yoto, kids can find inspiration wherever they are on their journey. As the years go by, the adventure only gets better. The only limit is their imagination. Read on to learn how Yoto can help your little one grow into an independent thinker and doer. 

July Yoto Daily Schedule

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July Yoto Daily Schedule

With 2023 flying by and school holidays just around the corner, make sure you soak up each day with Jake and all-new Yoto Daily episodes for July!

How To Prep Your Player for Vacation ☀️ 🧳

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How To Prep Your Player for Vacation ☀️ 🧳

All set for sunshine? Check out these tips and tricks for prepping your player for vacation!

A letter from our founders

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A letter from our founders

Here at Yoto HQ we are constantly in awe of you. Your feedback, advice and constructive criticism helps us every day, and we read everything. Today, June 7th, is a big day for Yoto - we’re announcing a major upgrade to our flagship Yoto Player, and we also have some big upgrades and content releases for all Yoto customers on all players.

The next generation player for the next generation of play

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The next generation player for the next generation of play

Get ready to take your audio on an all-new adventure, because today we are announcing the launch of Yoto Player (3rd Generation)! Jam-packed with the existing features that you already know and love, plus powerful improvements and updates. Read on to find out more!

What’s new in Yoto Club this June

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What’s new in Yoto Club this June

In last month's update, we told you about the exciting changes coming to Yoto Club. With more titles refreshing at the beginning of the month, there's more to explore as you build your family’s library.

June Yoto Daily Schedule

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June Yoto Daily Schedule

For some of us around the world it feels like summer has already begun, but June 21st marks the official first day of summer! And we've got games and quizzes a'plenty. Time to get some Vitamin Jake!

A Yoto Original That’s Out of this World

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A Yoto Original That’s Out of this World

3, 2, 1… Blast off! The Solar System Pack is here! Our first interactive game card pack will inspire curiosity, creativity, and independence in any aspiring astronaut (especially those aged 6-10).

Yoto Partners with Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, the global Spanish-language division of Penguin Random House, Expanding Its Content Library to Include New Spanish Titles

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Yoto Partners with Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, the global Spanish-language division of Penguin Random House, Expanding Its Content Library to Include New Spanish Titles

Yoto, the interactive audio platform for kids and creator of the critically acclaimed and award-winning Yoto Player and Yoto Mini, today announced its growing partnership with Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, expanding its Spanish content to include ten new titles.

May Yoto Daily Schedule

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May Yoto Daily Schedule

May this month be filled with sunnier days and May Yoto Daily episodes be filled with fantastic facts, and hilarious jokes for all the family to enjoy.

How to Use Bilingual Yoto Cards

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How to Use Bilingual Yoto Cards

Unlock a world of learning and opportunity for your little one with our latest collection of Spanish titles! Whether you live in a bilingual household or just want to encourage exploration of new languages, our bilingual cards have got you covered. Read on and learn how to listen to your favorite stories in both Spanish and English.

Changes to Birthday Shoutouts on Yoto Daily

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Changes to Birthday Shoutouts on Yoto Daily

At the end of August 2023, we’ll be stopping birthday shoutouts as you all know it. The good news is that we've come up with a plan.

Spotlight On: LifeScore, Associate Composer, Steve Blumenthal

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Spotlight On: LifeScore, Associate Composer, Steve Blumenthal

We enjoyed a chat with Steve Blumenthal, Associate Composer at LifeScore and mastermind behind the Focus Collection cards. Read on as Steve shines some light on his inspirations, favorite childhood memories, and so much more!

How to Spend Your Spring Break With the Yoto Mini

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How to Spend Your Spring Break With the Yoto Mini

Springtime is here, which means April showers, May flowers, and…spring break! Get in some quality family time with your newest member: the Yoto Mini, a.k.a. the tiny-but-mighty companion to all your family’s adventures.

Make Your Own: Spring is here!

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Make Your Own: Spring is here!

These limited edition Make Your Own Cards come pre-decorated with a nature-loving squad of furry friends. Perfect for getting wild and creative this spring!

April Yoto Daily Schedule

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April Yoto Daily Schedule

It's Easter season! 🐇🐰🤫🔎🥚 Enjoy all-new episodes of Yoto Daily throughout the month of April including Easter Games, Good Friday Jokes and even an Easter Draw Along.

Life’s Little Lessons with Daniel Tiger

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Life’s Little Lessons with Daniel Tiger

Every day Daniel puts on his red sweater, ties his shoes, and invites us to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe! And with each new day comes a brand new opportunity to learn and grow. Let’s explore some strategies for dealing with changes that can seem a little scary at first. 

Spotlight On: Jazzy Ash

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Spotlight On: Jazzy Ash

We recently caught up with Jazzy Ash to chat about her latest Yoto-exclusive music card, Play Date. Read on to learn more about the inspiration behind Play Date, a favorite childhood memory of hers and so much more! 

Happy 3rd birthday, Yoto Player!

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Happy 3rd birthday, Yoto Player!

We left it too late to request a birthday shout-out from Jake, so we've taken to our blog instead to shout out all the great things about Yoto Player! 🎈

March Yoto Daily Schedule

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March Yoto Daily Schedule

Add a spring to your step with all-new episodes of Yoto Daily for the month of March including a World Book Day special.

Yoto Club FAQs

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Yoto Club FAQs

You asked and we listened... Yoto Club is now available in Canada! If you're looking to build an inspiring Yoto Card collection while saving money, you've come to the right place. Read on to learn more about the benefits of Yoto Club- no secret handshake required. 

Welcome to Yoto Club!

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Welcome to Yoto Club!

New Yoto Club member? Welcome! Here you'll find step by step instructions on how to use your Yoto Club Credits.

Q&A with KidNuz: How to Discuss Current Events with Your Kids

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Q&A with KidNuz: How to Discuss Current Events with Your Kids

We recently invited Ro Schwarz and Kim Hunter from KidNuz, a media platform with the mission of engaging kids in nonpartisan, age appropriate current events, to thoughtfully tackle your questions on how to talk to your kids about what’s going on in the world. Check out their insights below! 

Bedtime Routines that Work

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Bedtime Routines that Work

Words by Samantha Weitzberg (RYCT, RYT)   From birth to primary school age, your child progresses through different sleep patterns that enable them to grow, thrive, and develop physically and emotionally.   As parents and caregivers, providing a consistent bedtime cue will benefit everyone! Developing a healthy relationship with sleep can be achieved with bedtime routines that work, just as you might have a 'get ready for school' or mealtime routine.

Rebel Girls Black History Month Picks

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Rebel Girls Black History Month Picks

Stories and songs have been used for generations to preserve the legacy and lessons of leaders. In the spirit of uplifting Black voices, we have invited our friends at Rebel Girls to choose their top three cards by Black authors/musicians. Check them out below!

New Year, New Discoveries

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New Year, New Discoveries

One of our key resolutions for this year at Yoto is to keep families inspired with new and exciting audio. And we plan to keep that resolution.   Some of you may have missed these new releases, and we wouldn't want you to get FOMO, would we? So, without further ado, please welcome to the Yoto Card Store...

February Yoto Daily Schedule

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February Yoto Daily Schedule

It's time for a new monthly view of what's up and coming for Yoto Daily! See what Jake has in store for February.   Listen out for a twist on Simon Says, plus some all-time favorites such as Cheese or Chocolate, Alphabetter, Beat the Buzzer, and some guaranteed rib-ticklers via Friyay Jokes.

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.

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) ✨

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!

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:

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