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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.
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.
The crackers have been pulled, the resolutions have been made, and the first Yoto Club pack of 2021 has officially been delivered across the country to welcome in the New Year. While the year may be starting off with a bit of uncertainty, what we know for sure is that we’ll continue to deliver monthly audio delights to the doorsteps of our Yoto Club Members all year round!
The fields are frosty, the air is crisp, and our December Club Packs have been delivered across the country to kick start the festive fun. They may not have been posted down the chimney (Royal Mail have enough on their plate!) but they’re guaranteed to bring a bunch of yuletide joy to the whole family.
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!
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.
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".
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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