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.

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 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.

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.

Yoto is one of the Coolest Music Toys in Rolling Stone

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Yoto is one of the Coolest Music Toys in Rolling Stone

Yoto Player was featured in Rolling Stone, on the coolest music toy list to give as a gift this Christmas, and this is what they had to say about it!

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 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. Having studied Molecular Cell Biology at University College London, Zanib taught Science in secondary schools before launching Sweet Apple Publishers. The independent publishing house is committed to publishing books that feature characters from backgrounds that are less often represented in childrens’ books.

Interview with Jeff Kinney - Author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

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Interview with Jeff Kinney - Author of Diary of a 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. 

Yoto Player : avis sur le lecteur audio intelligent et multifonction

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Yoto Player : avis sur le lecteur audio intelligent et multifonction

Sophie de La Marmaille a testé pour vous le Yoto Player, elle vous raconte son expérience et comment cette boîte à histoire fonctionne.

Yoto Player review by the TechAdvisor

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Yoto Player review by the TechAdvisor

TechAdvisor reviewed the player with some special tester: six-year-old Olive and her one-year-old brother Remy. Find out what they thought! 

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.

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.

Transformez vos enfants en petits elfes créatifs ce Noël

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Transformez vos enfants en petits elfes créatifs ce Noël

Alors que débute la saison des fêtes dans une atmosphère particulière, on peut d'ores et déjà penser que les célébrations de Noël de cette année seront un peu différentes. Chez Yoto, nous adorons Noël et nous n'allons pas laisser une pandémie empêcher vos enfants de faire preuve de créativité avec leurs cadeaux cette année. Alors, posez les nouilles et les paillettes, et prenez une carte à créer, car nous avons des moyens fantastiques pour que toute la famille fête Noël!

Bien commencer avec votre Yoto Player!

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Bien commencer avec votre Yoto Player!

Des astuces pour bien commencer avec votre Yoto Player!

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. 

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.

Calme et Méditation - nouveau sur Yoto!

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Calme et Méditation - nouveau sur Yoto!

La méditation peut aider les enfants à développer un plus grand bien-être mental, physique et émotionnel en leur apprenant à contrôler leurs impulsions, à améliorer leur concentration et à être gentils avec eux-mêmes. Plutôt cool, non? 

Yoto: l'évolution du mange-disque des années 80

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Yoto: l'évolution du mange-disque des années 80

«L'intérêt est tout autant dans la lecture de contenus « adaptés » aux jeunes auditeurs que dans le choix qui leur est laissé avec l'utilisation de cartes, bien plus stimulantes et créatives qu'une navigation sur écran ne pourrait l'être.»

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".

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!

Teach Your Kids Phonics with Yoto

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Teach Your Kids Phonics with Yoto

5 Exercices de méditation à faire en famille

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5 Exercices de méditation à faire en famille

Voici quelques suggestions d'exercices de méditation que vous et vos enfants pouvez faire ensemble et qui ne prennent qu'une minute ou deux par jour.

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?

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 and her new book "Mindfulness for Mums".

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.

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"The Magical Box" Review by The Test Pitt

"There is so much more going on here - namely the free Yoto Radio and blank card programming - we really do recommend it."

The Mog Collection - Yoto Review

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The Mog Collection - Yoto Review

Discover 6 fantastic audiobooks from Judith Kerr and why we love them so much at Yoto HQ!

How to throw your child a birthday party at home

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How to throw your child a birthday party at home

Birthdays are a big deal for kids: the friends, the theme, the cake. Here's how to give them the best celebration, even when you can't leave the house!

Mieux que les écrans, des jeux pour les enfants!

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Mieux que les écrans, des jeux pour les enfants!

Des alternatives divertissantes, intelligentes et non connectées existent. Tour d’horizon.

Ladybird Audio Adventures - Yoto Review

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Ladybird Audio Adventures - Yoto Review

These original Audio Adventures from one of the UK’s leading pre-school publishers are so much more than your average audiobook! Prepare to be amazed by these incredible stories that transport you all over the world. 

Tips for Working from Home with Kids

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Tips for Working from Home with Kids

Working from home? We hear you. At Yoto HQ, we’ve always been conscious about balancing work with family - after all, we’re a company run for parents, by parents and have been regularly working from home since we started the company.

Yoto Player – First Look Review

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Yoto Player – First Look Review

"The Yoto Player aims to give kids their own device, without the distractions of the screen or internet connection" check out Yoto Player's review by Tech.co

Yoto Player Review

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Yoto Player Review

"An all in one, audiobook solution, specifically crafted for children" says Nick Rowe, journalist at Technuovo. Check out their full review here. 

An interactive, educational and screenless audio device

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An interactive, educational and screenless audio device

A new device allows children to listen to music and stories without being exposed to screens. 

Yoto, l’enceinte qui captive les enfants

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Yoto, l’enceinte qui captive les enfants

L'enceinte Yoto s'inscrit dans la lignée des boîtes à histoires et des assistants connectés pour enfants. L'objectif? Éloigner les enfants des écrans, tout en éveillant leur imaginaire.

Pentagram and Yoto design screen-free audio player for children

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Pentagram and Yoto design screen-free audio player for children

Yoto called in Pentagram to revamp and build on the foundations of their first Yoto Player, which was launched in 2015. The studio was responsible for the industrial design of the audio player, as well as the visual identity, packaging, and website and app design.

Yoto Player smart speaker designed for children

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Yoto Player smart speaker designed for children

Yoto Player is a new smart speaker designed for children, enabling them to control the music or audiobooks they listen to.

Pentagram designed a smart speaker that’s like HitClips for kids

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Pentagram designed a smart speaker that’s like HitClips for kids

The Yoto Player, a connected speaker for kids, has more in common with old-school cassette players than smart speakers like Amazon Echo or Google Home devices.

This smart speaker for kids is a godsend for modern parents

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This smart speaker for kids is a godsend for modern parents

Worried about the potential side effects of excess screen time, and propelled by Montessori teachings that see independence as a boon to child development, two parents created a connected screen-free audio device that plays stories and more. 

Sprog-casts: Pentagram designs audio player for children

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Sprog-casts: Pentagram designs audio player for children

Yoto and Pentagram have teamed up on industrial design, innovative branding and visual identity to launch the premium, screen-free, interactive audio player for children.

Pentagram has designed a screen-free audio platform which puts kids in control

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Pentagram has designed a screen-free audio platform which puts kids in control

Pentagram has developed the industrial design and branding for the Yoto Player, an interactive screen-free audio player for children.

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

We’ve teamed up with Penguin Random House to bring you Yoto cards featuring some of the world’s best children’s stories. 

13 Days of Screen-Free Activities For Children

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13 Days of Screen-Free Activities For Children

In honour of Matilda and Roald Dahl himself, we decided to be brave and go #13DaysScreenFree with our kids. Read on for our favourite unplugged activities!

Yoto — Educating Children and Interns Alike by Erica Felder

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Yoto — Educating Children and Interns Alike by Erica Felder

Yoto's mission is truly education and it can be seen not only in their products but in how they run their company as well.

5 things inspiring The Literary Consultancy's Aki Schilz right now

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5 things inspiring The Literary Consultancy's Aki Schilz right now

Aki Schilz is director of editorial assessment company The Literary Consultancy. She's a tireless champion for writers, literature and literary values. Here, she shares five things inspiring her to think and work differently right now.

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

Yoto and HarperCollins Children’s Books are collaborating to bring everyone’s favourite family cat, Judith Kerr’s Mog, to young readers through Yoto’s clever speaker technology.

7 Reasons to Back Yoto on Kickstarter

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7 Reasons to Back Yoto on Kickstarter

Yoto Player, the clever speaker for kids started as a kickstarter project.

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

We took the conscious and rather difficult decision to keep our children away from all types of screens while growing up or at least until they turn 6–7.

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

This talk by Sir Ken shows how the way in which our kids are taught in school is based on yesterday’s principles and is not based on what tomorrow will bring. 

Yoto Talks TED: Tyler DeWitt on making science fun

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Yoto Talks TED: Tyler DeWitt on making science fun

To a child, if something is fun — then it’s important. And if it’s important, of course they’ll focus energy on it. But the fun starts first. By making teaching fun — like crazy fun using secret agent viruses — Tyler DeWitt shows how science can be fun. 

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