If you’ve landed here and you’re not sure what a Yoto Player is. Or you’re wondering if a Yoto Player or Mini is the right audio player for your family then this post might help. If you’re looking for free audio content for your Yoto Player or Yoto Mini Player then read on. If you’re looking for free content for your Toniebox then check out this post.
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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.
Where to Buy Yoto Player and Yoto discount code
If you have a Yoto Player or Yoto Mini Player make sure that you have downloaded the app. There is a collection of free audio on there and they have regular updates. Find out more here.
Busy Busy Learning Free Audio Content
If you can cope with my brummie accent I’ll be adding free Busy Busy Learning audio content that you can add to your audio players. If you have a Yoto Player you can add it to a Yoto Make Your Own Card.
Free Chinese Zodiac Story for Yoto Make Your Own Cards – February
A little tale of how the order of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac came to being.
The Chinese Zodiac:
Download “The Chinese Zodiac Story”The-Chinese-Zodiac.mp3 – Downloaded 102 times – 13.04 MB
You can find downloads for a written story to match this audio story here.
Free Late Winter Story for Yoto Make Your Own Cards – January
Flossie and the Snowdrop Fairy is a magical story about the first signs of Spring bursting forth from Winter. The story is just over 4 minutes long. If you’d like a printable copy of the story head here.
Flossie and the Snowdrop Fairy:
Free Christmas Story for Yoto Make Your Own – December
Here’s my version of a traditional Ukrainian story of Tinsel and the Christmas Spider. The story below has been adapted from the many different versions I’ve found and read. Tinsel and the Christmas Spider is just under 4 minutes long. To find out more about the story check out this blog post.
Tinsel and the Christmas Spider:
These recording are for your own personal or educational use and are not for resale. They are copyright of Busy Busy Learning.
Nosy Crow Audio – Stories Aloud
Nosy Crow have a great selection of some of their publications available as free audio downloads. Find them here.
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. You can also add it as a podcast – more details below. RSS feed is – https://blogrelations.libsyn.com/rss
You can add your favourite podcasts to your Yoto Make Your Own (MYO) Cards. Either using the myYoto log in (just like when you MYO cards) or using the Yoto app you can add the RSS feed for the podcast you want.
If you don’t know the RSS feed then use this tool. There’s lots of podcasts for kids (do check the content first). I’ve been known to have my own secret stash of Make Your Own Cards and can be caught ‘borrowing’ my daughter’s Yoto when she’s at school! I add my favourite podcasts to listen to and audio books from Borrow Box. Shhhh…
One thing to note is this feature only works over WiFi so you can’t use it for podcast, for example, in the car.
National Geographic Kids – Greeking Out
This one is a podcast we really enjoy. It’s Greek myths so there’s plenty of death and other interesting bits (just to be mindful of if you have a sensitive soul listening). I actually really enjoy this one as an adult too. Here’s the RSS feed to add into the podcast section on Yoto – https://feeds.megaphone.fm/ESP4751925729
Brains On! Science Podcast for Kids
Yoto Daily Podcast
The Week Junior Show
Little Stories for Tiny People
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 Make Your Own Yoto Card. 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 Yoto Make Your Own Cards?
Card Storage for Yoto
If you’re looking for card storage – head to this post.
Where to Buy Yoto Player and Yoto discount code
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.