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.

Rencontre avec Dom, Responsable Musique chez Yoto

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Rencontre avec Dom, Responsable Musique chez Yoto

#FêteDeLaMusique  ! 🎵 Chez Yoto, on est fans de musique. Cette journée est l'occasion rêvée d'interviewer Dominic Hodge, notre chef du département musique, celui qui se cache derrière toutes nos programmations musicales.

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.

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. 

Les Gagnants du concours Yoto Around the World  🌟

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Les Gagnants du concours Yoto Around the World 🌟

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 3 winners from France. Check out the winning posts below!

Yoto au Grand Prix du Jouet 2022

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Yoto au Grand Prix du Jouet 2022

Nous avons décidé cette année d'inscrire notre Yoto Mini au Grand Prix du Jouet qui aura lieu le 23 juin 2022 à Paris.

Yoto s'associe à Gallimard Jeunesse

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Yoto s'associe à Gallimard Jeunesse

La plateforme Yoto enrichit son univers audio, en s’associant avec Écoutez Lire, le catalogue audio emblématique des éditions Gallimard Jeunesse. 

Deux minutes avec Benjamin Muller

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Deux minutes avec Benjamin Muller

On écoute quoi cette semaine ? La mini-interview de Benjamin Muller réalisée à l'occasion du lancement Yoto avec Encore une histoire.

Get Baking with Yoto, with tips from Little Cooks.

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Get Baking with Yoto, with tips from Little Cooks.

Top Tips for Baking with Children. Cooking with your little one should be fun for both of you! We've set out our top tips to help make the most of this special screen-free time!

Meet The Musician: Interview with Caspar Babypants

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Meet The Musician: Interview with Caspar Babypants

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!

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

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!

Rencontre avec Encore Une Histoire

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Rencontre avec Encore Une Histoire

À quelques jours du lancement officiel Yoto X Encore Une Histoire, l'équipe familiale derrière le podcast et les livres s'est prêtée au jeu des 7 questions.

Yoto | Gallimard Jeunesse

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Yoto | Gallimard Jeunesse

Dès juin 2022, la plateforme Yoto enrichit son univers audio, déjà adopté par de nombreux lecteurs en herbe, en s’associant avec Écoutez Lire, le catalogue audio emblématique des éditions Gallimard Jeunesse. 

Rencontre avec LifeScore Musique

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Rencontre avec LifeScore Musique

Pour célébrer notre amour de la musique, on a décidé de vous faire découvrir les supers artistes qui se cachent derrière vos morceaux Yoto préférés.

James Acaster, Romesh Ranganathan and Lolly Adefope announced as the voices of Roald Dahl audiobooks

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James Acaster, Romesh Ranganathan and Lolly Adefope announced as the voices of Roald Dahl audiobooks

Puffin is excited to announce comedians James Acaster, Romesh Ranganathan and Lolly Adefope as the narrators of three new audio editions of Roald Dahl’s beloved stories, James and the Giant Peach, George’s Marvellous Medicine and The Witches, to be released on 9th June this year. Coming to Yoto in June 2022. 

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 favourite Yoto tracks? This month, we sat down with the dream team behind LifeScore Music.

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. 

How to Inspire your Kids to Read this World Book Day

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How to Inspire your Kids to Read this World Book Day

It's no secret that we love books. They bring stories to life and get kids using their imaginations as they build, draw, learn and play. Even better, audiobooks are a fantastic way to foster a lifelong love of reading.

5 Tips for Entertaining Kids at Home with Yoto

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5 Tips for Entertaining Kids at Home with Yoto

Tips for enjoying Yoto Player at home and during school holidays.

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 favourite 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.

Learn a new Language with Yoto!

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Learn a new Language with Yoto!

Have you ever wished that you could speak another language? You’re not alone!

Five ways that kids benefit from learning phonics

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Five ways that kids benefit from learning phonics

Phonics is one of the first language skill-sets that young children learn. It teaches kids to read and write, helping them to identify different sounds in the English language. 

La plateforme audio Yoto plonge les enfants dans les univers magiques de Disney et Pixar

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La plateforme audio Yoto plonge les enfants dans les univers magiques de Disney et Pixar

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 inspiring educational audio with Yoto.

Yoto Community Favourites - Musical Cards

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Yoto Community Favourites - 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 Community Favourites - Story Cards

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Yoto Community Favourites - Story Cards

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

Yoto lève 14 millions d'euros en série A pour favoriser sa croissance en Europe

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Yoto lève 14 millions d'euros en série A pour favoriser sa croissance en Europe

Yoto lève 14 millions d'euros en série A pour permettre à plus d’enfants dans le monde de profiter d’un univers audio adapté. Yoto donne accès à du contenu audio divertissant qui encourage l’apprentissage et les jeux créatifs.

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 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.

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.

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, and into a second lockdown, it seems that this year’s Christmas 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!). Pick up a ‘Make Your Own’ card, as we’ve got some fantastic ways to get the whole family celebrating Christmas! 

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? 

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.

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!

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. 

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!

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