We have been looking for a way to get the kids off their screens. We have been looking for a way for the kids to hear more stories, listen to more songs and calm down in a way that a screen wasn’t in their faces.
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Then for Christmas their grandmother got them a Yoto [Mini] Player! Like this was the answer we had been looking for!
Yoto Player Mini
This little player has the ability to play podcasts, stories, songs and white noise. You buy Yoto Cards and they slide into the top of the player. There is also the ability to make your own Yoto Cards with songs and podcasts you choose by downloading them onto the cards yourself.
So, they got the Mini Player but there is also the regular size Yoto Player sold for $119.99. The Mini is smaller and more so for portable use, but has the same main abilities as the regular sized player, the Mini sells for $69.99.
Single Yoto Cards start at $6.99 each but there are also packs you can buy, like a 3-pack starting at $14.99 upwards to a 7 pack with some being as low as $24.99. There is a 10 pack of “Make Your Own” Yoto cards that are $24.99.
You can also join the Yoto Club (United States only) for $99 for the year or $9.99 a month. Perks include free domestic shipping, 10% off everything, and two free cards every month.
The Yoto App
There is also The Yoto App you can download on your phone. You connect your Player to your Wifi through the App and you can sync it to play Podcasts, Radio, Sleep Sounds and App Exclusives. You can pause, fast forward, rewind all from the app onto the Yoto Player. With the app you can also customize their night-light, set some limits and keep control of your child’s player behind the scenes.
There’s accessories that range from Yoto ‘Jackets’ to wireless headphones to card cases.
Our oldest is 13 years old and she is liking the Yoto Mini so far. She asked to get her own for her room since the boys share a room and she has her own. Ian has been loving playing the ‘Campfire Card’ and listening to the sound of a crackling fire while playing with his new dinosaurs. Declan was listening to 100 First Words while playing at the table. They took turns picking out a card to listen to while playing with their toys. Then at bedtime they wanted the “Puffin Sleepy Tales” playing while laying down. The Yoto Mini has a small little screen at the bottom that shows a small icon that goes along with each card/story. So it doesn’t add light to the room.
Where was this before?
Honestly we wish we would’ve found The Yoto Player sooner. Check it out and get 10% off by using our friend referral link. We only get Yoto points in return if you purchase with this link, it’s not an affiliate link where we make money off it. Everyone gets a referral link to earn Yoto Points to redeem, every 120 points = $1.
Yes, it is also on Amazon
We had actually found some cute carry cases like this one on Amazon. The Yoto Player full sized one is available at the time of writing this, for the Amazon two-day delivery. So, it just depends on where you prefer to buy the player and cards from, the Yoto Player website or Amazon.
We highly recommend The Yoto Player for children, or adults since you can create your own cards with whatever you like. This would also be a great addition to your homeschool! Playing the Yoto Player while children either read along or while they complete other work. If you want to see what we recommend to begin homeschooling, check out this post.