If you love your Yoto player as much as we do, you’re likely always looking for new content. While the Yoto store continues to expand with wonderful classic and new unique content, there is also tons of wonderful free content available that can be added to a Make Your Own card.
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What are Make Your Own Cards?
Yoto’s make-your-own cards are blank cards that are ready for you to link up your audio files to.
They can fit up to 100 tracks or 500 MB of audio.
Yoto’s Free Content
Yoto shares a variety of it’s own free content. You can find them all in the Yoto app.
Yoto created these very useful timers to encourage kids to brush their teeth, do their homework, and clean up. They even offer images so you can make your own physical cards for them. We use the toothbrush timer daily in our house!
Yoto Sleep Radio
If you need white noise or sounds to help your little one sleep, Yoto offers a sleep radio and various sounds. You can also set your Yoto to access these through button pushes on the Yoto by customizing your Yoto buttons.
Yoto has built a community website called Yoto Space.
It’s an excellent source of free Yoto and user-made content. They have things from audio files, scripts to create your own audio files, and card sticker art. Definitely check this one out!
Free Content from Your Local Library
Most libraries these days have contracts with ebook and audiobook providers that you can access for free.
These books are usually on loan for 21-day periods and will automatically expire at the end of the borrowing period.
Just download the audiobook files, put them on a make-your-own card, and rotate your content as your loans expire.
You can read all about how we use library content here (and get a free Yoto library card template).
Free Audio Files from Authors and Publishers
Many authors offer free audio readings of their books.
Pair them up with their books and it will make for a great storytime!
Robert Munsch’s Favorite Stories
Get classics like the Paper Bag Princess or Mud Puddle on the Robert Munsch website.
Eric Litwin Book Downloads
Eric Litwin has done musical performances of the popular Pete the Cat series. He’s also shared free content for other books and performances like Groovy Joe and The Nutty Series.
Anne of the Green Gables
There is a free audio version of Anne of the Green Gables on actor Mary Kate Wiles’s website.
Little Blue Truck Free Audio
You can find downloadable printables as well as audiobooks of some of the Little Blue Truck series from the Harper Collins website. (Scroll down to the audio download section.)
The Real Mother Goose
You can find 52 different stories read from The Real Mother Goose on the Dover Publications Website for free.
Velveteen Rabbit and Other Classics
You can find tons of free classic audiobooks like Alice in Wonderland, Dracula, and the Velveteen Rabbit at Lit2go.
There are tons of activities and free audio files to accompany the Macmillan Children’s readers.
Tony Mitton Books
For a limited time, you can get audiobooks of some of Tony Mitton’s books on the Pan Macmillan website. These are great stories about different types of vehicles and include lots of great sound effects.
World Book Day (World of Stories)
Every year World Book Day launches a World of Stories which includes different free audiobooks. Previously released titles included content from Ladybird and other authors.
Bob Books Free Audio files and Activities
The popular Bob Books for helping your kids learn how to read include some free audio files and activities to accompany their books. The songs are super catchy and the activities are wonderful supplements.
Free Content from Podcasts
Super Simple Songs
My kids LOVE all of the songs from Super Simple Songs and were so happy to find out they have their own podcast.
They are SO addictive that have us singing all day. They also have a free Youtube live channel as well as a channel called “Caitie’s classroom” which is for preschool and school-aged children.
You can also find colouring pages and other kids-friendly activities and crafts on their website.
Goodnight World (Sesame Street)
This wonderful podcast featuring Sesame Street’s Elmo has a great collection of bedtime stories to relax your kids before bed.
Bedtime Stories with Netflix Jr.
Featuring some of Netflix’s beloved characters like StoryBots and Ada Twist, this podcast has a great collection of bedtime stories.
Thomas and Friends Storytime
Nosy Crow Stories Aloud
Little Stories for Tiny People
This children’s podcast has over 20 original stories for children. Use this link in your Yoto Make Your Own Podcasts tab.
Reading Bug Adventures
This podcast shares various reading adventures and original music. Some of these are over an hour long and in multiple parts!
Original Content Creators
Momma Bear Audio
A fellow Yoto-loving mom has created some awesome audio content. From original songs to activities, there is so much great free (and paid) content. You can get access to some of her free files by joining her mailing list and Facebook group.
She’s also kindly provided a discount code for her paid content. Use the code pocketwonders20 at checkout for your discount!
You can download all of the songs from the Broadway Junior musicals. They sing tons of Disney movie songs like Aladdin’s A Whole New World or Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast.
This website is full of free audio stories with classic fairy tales from Brothers Grimm to different myths around the world.
BBC Teach Radio
This site is a gold mine of nursery rhymes, activities, games, and songs. You definitely want to give this one a look! It has hours of content here.
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