Free Tonies Content for Toniebox Creative Tonies

Not sure what a Toniebox is? Or you’re wondering if a Toniebox is the right audio player for your family then this post might help. If you’re looking for free audio content for your Toniebox and Tonie Creative characters then read on. If you’re looking for free content for a Yoto Player or Yoto Mini Player check out this post.

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Tonie characters have special characters called Creative Tonies. These you can add up to 90 minutes of audio content to. There’s a wide selection of Creative Tonies to choose from.

As of 2024 I’ve started a Facebook group where I will be sharing lots of tips and free content for audio players including Tonieboxes and Yoto Players – you can join the group here.

Tonies App

If you have a Toniebox ensure that you have downloaded the app. There is a collection of free audio on there and they have regular updates. It’s under a section called ‘Free for you’. You can also access the files from the myTonies section of the website when you are logged in. Find out more here.


Tonies are making available some of their podcast episodes for free. This link here will take you through to where you can download the available episodes – Once downloaded you can add them to Tonie Creatives. You can also purchase in the UK the Tonie podcast character ‘Today with tonie’ which gives you seven new episodes a week.

Buy Today with tonies

Busy Busy Learning Free Audio Content

If you can cope with my brummie accent I periodically add free Busy Busy Learning audio content that you can add to your audio players. I’ve recently moved these resources all to one place to make it easier to access. You can now access these downloads here.

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Nosy Crow Audio – Stories Aloud

Nosy Crow have a feature with each of their picture books where you can access a free audio recording of the book. You can find more details here on the Nosy Crow website. Once you have scanned the QR code in the book you can access the audio. Then click on the three dots and you can download the file which is an mp3 file that you can add to your player.

Yoto Daily Podcast

Yes, you heard me right. You may have a toniebox but you can still access Yoto Daily podcast and upload the content onto your Creative Tonie. This link gives you access to all of the Yoto Daily Podcast content that you can download as mp3 files and upload.

Mdundo – African Music

I’ve always loved to play African music when I was teaching and my daughter really loves one of the songs I used to play a lot called Jambo Bwana. You can download it for free here as well as discover lots of other free music on the site. You can find a YouTube version of it with words below. Prepare to get it stuck in your head!

Storynory Free Story Downloads

Storynory is a podcast but they allow you to download their free content. You can find out more on their website here. If you head here and find the latest stories click then on ‘go to story’ button and then you have the option to download the story. Click on download and then on the three dots to download that story.

Borrow Box

If you don’t already use Borrow Box I’d highly recommend it. It’s available to anyone, all you need is a library card. You can borrow a wide selection of audio books for up to 21 days.

Once you’ve chosen your title you can download and add it like you normally would to a Creative Tonie. Just keep a reminder of when your time is up on the rental so you can remove it from the card. You can always borrow it again in future.

Where to Purchase Creative Tonies from?

You can purchase Creative Tonies to add free content direct from Tonies here or on Amazon here.

As with all books, I treat audio books no differently and would always check the content before sharing with my daughter. It’s important to know what you are sharing aligns with your family values.

4 thoughts on “Free Tonies Content for Toniebox Creative Tonies”

  1. Hi

    Please can I ask, how specifically do you add content to the creative Tonie from borrow box? I’ve got the app and downloaded a book but can’t work out how to upload it to the Tonie 🤷🏼‍♀️.
    I have only ever recorded a book I’ve read or used the free stuff in the mytonies app. So I don’t know what the ‘usual way’ you reference is.
    Many thanks if you can help me.

    1. Hi Rose,

      Once you have downloaded your file from Borrow Box – make sure to ‘extract’ the file first as it will have been sent compressed due to size. Tonies can only hold 90 minutes of content so if your audio book is longer than that you may need to split the chapters across creatives. Once you have your extracted download ready then head to the myTonies using a browser – you will need to log in. Then select the Creative Tonie you want to use. On the right hand side you can see a Tonie icon with an arrow pointing up ‘assign’ – click on this. Then click upload and follow the instructions and find your extracted audio file. Don’t forget to scroll down at the bottom and press ‘save content’. Once you’ve done that make sure to follow the ‘sync’ guidance that Tonies give on the website to make sure the creative plays on your Toniebox. Does that help? I then set up a reminder of how long I can borrow the book for and then delete it from the creative when its time is done. Lisa ☺️

  2. Hi I don’t know if the previous comment worked. Can’t see any comments….

    Was just wondering if you could help me more specifically on getting content from BorrowBox to the creative Tonie. Thanks so much. Rose

    1. Sorry, if you’re new to commenting then I need to manually approve your comment, hence why it doesn’t show up straight away. I’ve replied on your previous comment. Lisa

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