Since we got our first Yoto player nearly a year ago, I’ve gotten lots of questions about our favorite Yoto cards.
There are so many options and Yoto cards range from short picture book cards to longer novels, music and movement cards, and soothing night noise cards. It can be overwhelming to pick a few to order!
We own a LOT of Yoto cards because I get referral points every time someone buys a Yoto Player through my links. We haven’t tried ALL of them, but we own the majority of the story ones (we’ve ordered very few of the non-story ones).
Plus, I bought a Yoto Club membership for the year (mainly for the free shipping because my points didn’t do me a lot of good if I had to pay the $10 of shipping every single time and so the 10% discount and the free shipping was reason enough to buy it, with the two cards a month as an extra bonus.
So we are basically swimming in Yoto cards.
Each of my four girls has their own Yoto Player (Tally has a regular Yoto Player and the three older girls each have a Yoto Mini), plus a card case to store the cards in.
None of the Yoto cards belong to a specific member of the family, so they swap the cards around pretty frequently but having cases means they aren’t floating around all the time or getting lost too easily.
(You can click this link and it’ll give you a 10% off code that works on any orders of $99 or more. Plus, you get free shipping on orders of $40 or more. Since their shipping is fairly outrageous – $10 – I think it’s almost always worth buying more at one time to get free shipping rather than buying a card or two here or there).
Here are each of my girls’ favorite Yoto cards:
Our Favorite Yoto Cards
Ella’s Favorite Yoto Cards (Age 11)
- The Week Junior Podcast. Ella is the only one of my children who really listens to podcasts on her Yoto Player, but she LOVES this weekly news podcast and often has interesting things to share with the family that she learned from it!
- Stories from Shakespeare. This is a great collection of ten of Shakespeare’s most famous stories, narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Michael Sheen.
- Horrible Histories Collection. If you have a child who loves the I Survived books or the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, this is a great collection.
- The Secret Garden. Yoto has several versions of The Secret Garden available – we have this one.
- Anne of Green Gables. This is an abridged version of Anne of Green Gables and Ella loved it (we’ve already read the original version and watched the Megan Follows’ movies).
Ani’s Favorite Yoto Cards (Age 9)
- BrainBots – Biggest Ideas Collection. Ani is a non-fiction lover and she dialed right into this seven card collection of stories about famous inventions.
- The Narwhal & Jelly Collection. Our family fell in love with the audio versions of Narwhal and Jelly a couple of years ago on a road trip, so when they were available as Yoto cards, I snapped them right up. (Full review here)
- My First Classical Music Collection. This is the only set of music Yoto cards I’ve bought and I was delighted when Ani mentioned them as some of her favorites!
- The Claude Collection. This set of short stories (each one is about 20 minutes) has been a huge hit with my girls. The antics of this goofball dog are endless entertaining.
- Funny Stories for 8 Year Olds. We own most of the Funny Stories Yoto cards and they’re all a delight.
Star’s Favorite Yoto Cards (Age 7)
- Funny Stories for 7 Year Olds. Another vote for these funny story collection cards.
- The Claude Collection. And. . as I mentioned, everyone loves Claude.
- Disney Junior Novels. There are two versions of most of the Disney stories – there are shorter stories and then there are the Junior Novels (which are about 2-3 hours long instead of 30-40 minutes). Star loves the longer versions.
- The Hotel Flamingo Collection. I didn’t know the Hotel Flamingo books before we got them as Yoto cards but they’re listened to on repeat around here now.
- The Twits. I’ve never actually read this Roald Dahl book, but Star said it’s her favorite. Expect the normal weirdness of Dahl.
Tally’s Favorite Yoto Cards (Age 5)
- The Ramona Quimby Collection. Hands down, this is Tally’s favorite – she listens to them every single night as she goes to bed.
- The Henry Huggins Collection. Henry is definitely a distant second to Ramona in Tally’s book, but she still loves this collection and listens to them often.
- Winnie the Pooh Collection. This was one of the very first Yoto cards we got and it’s still a favorite around here.
- Three Little Pigs. This is a fun retelling of the classic fairy tale – it’s about nine minutes long.
- Ladybird Audio Adventures. This collection of non-fiction stories are phenomenal and all my girls have enjoyed them, although Tally loves them the most.
What Yoto cards have been hits at your house? Or do you have questions about any of the Yoto cards? I’m happy to answer!
If you liked this post about our favorite Yoto cards, you might like these posts too:
- How to introduce your child to audiobooks
- Tips for a positive read aloud experience
- How my children listen to audiobooks
Photos by Heather Mildenstein
How does The Week podcast one work? For $2.99 do you get each week’s podcast? Or are there a few loaded on? Thank you!
Janssen Bradshaw says
It updates each week!
Frog and Toad is a favorite bedtime story at our house! Thank you for introducing me to Yoto life! I bought one for my youngest daughter at Christmas and my older two are getting yoto minis soon too.
I’ve been thinking about getting a yoto player for my five year old who’s been loving to listen to audiobooks on my phone. Is there a big difference between the regular and mini? Is one preferable/better?
Janssen Bradshaw says
I prefer the mini because it’s cheaper, more portable and has all the same features except a nightlight.
The exact post I was looking for!!! I finally grabbed a Yoto for my 6 year old and can’t wait to amass an epic card collection!
Janssen Bradshaw says