2021 February Yoto Club
The weather is windy, the air is crisp, and there’s never been a better time to stay indoors and listen to another monthly Yoto Club pack. We might be staying safe inside, but this month’s Club selection takes us on a magnificent journey from the corners of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland to a world filled with friendly dragons, and back home again to ground and relax.
In addition to the new audio cards for February, our club members also received a new calendar filled with wonderful events to celebrate, such as Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day, Chinese New Year and more! We’ve also added some fun activities to pass the time indoors, from learning about the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, to discovering which animal you are in the Lunar Year.
If you want a sneak peak at which exclusive audio content our members received this month, before it even hits the card store, keep reading!
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carol
A story that becomes more wonderful with age, we’ve shared the quirky world of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland with our younger club members this month. Still as popular now as it was when first published in 1885, this childhood classic opens up a portal in every child’s life to the colourful world of Wonderland, where listeners can spend hours with Alice as she embarks upon bizarre adventures with Carroll’s fantastically funny characters.
Playful narration by Fiona Shaw, who brings each wacky and wonderful character to life, along with music and sound effects, creates a wonderfully fresh version of this beloved classic tale. With over two hours of audio, this card is perfect to listen to in chaptered segments for a daily treat, or from start to finish for a nostalgia filled family listening experience. You might even get so lost in this one that you’ll end up late, late, for a very important date!
Claude on the Slopes Alex T. Smith
Meet Claude! He’s an ordinary dog, with an extraordinary life! This month, club members received one of our favourite stories from the best-selling Claude series. And what better way to introduce our Club members to this charming character this February, than with a snowy story? So strap on your skis, because we’re heading to the mountains! Narrated by Simono Callow, this snow-tastic audiobook, takes us on a winter adventure with Claude full of snowballs, snowmen, even an all-out avalanche!
Claude is a loveable dog with a big appetite for adventure, and will quickly become a household favourite for little listeners. You might even recognise him already! He has his very own TV show on Disney Junior and ITVBe. Keep your eyes peeled, as this story, as well as five other Claude adventures will be hitting the Yoto Card store soon!
Mini Mindfulness Yoto
This month, to help celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week, we teamed up with Yoga and Mindfulness expert, Louise Gordon, to bring Club Members our very own Yoto Mini Mindfulness card. Louise, a yoga teacher from Scotland, has lived, trained and taught all over the world, from New York to Goa and beyond.
Specially designed for young listeners, Mini Mindfulness includes ten simple mindfulness exercises we like to call “Mindful Moments”. Whether it’s to prepare for the day ahead, to unwind before bedtime, or to take a minute or two to simply reset, these calming exercises are a gentle introduction to the concept of mindfulness and the importance of mental health.
From Breathing and Body Awareness, to Mindful Listening and Focused Attention, each exercise has a focused goal to help children learn mindfulness skills they can take with them in their daily lives. Some even involve your favourite cuddly toy!
The Boy Who Dreamed of Dragons Andy Shepherd
Any Shepherd’s Dragons series is a firm Yoto favourite, and with three stories well-loved in the card store already, we were so excited to bring the fourth book, The Boy Who Dreamed of Dragons, to our Club members this February!
Tomas has the most secret, special friend of all - a dragon called Flicker! But with Flicker back home in the frosty North, another dragon hatches from the dragonfruit tree. Only this one causes havoc wherever he goes! On top of that, when a new girl starts at school and claims to be a dragon expert, will Tomas be able to keep his secret?! (And shhh another top dragon secret: look out for the fifth book in this series hitting the Yoto card store soon too!)
If you want to get in on the fun and to receive new and exclusive audio straight to your door, sign up to join Yoto Club! You can find all the info on our website to get started and receive your own Welcome Pack, as well as monthly deliveries of exclusive audio, activities, and other treats!