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Kids love gadgets – and we love gadgets that keep kids occupied even without a screen (because who needs an extra helping of mom guilt over screen time, right?). So we’re super stoked that Amazon has a fabulous early Prime Day deal on the Yoto Player, a cool audio player for kids that multitasks as a clock and a nightlight.
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Designed for kids ages 3-8, the Yoto Player will keep audiobooks, music, children’s podcasts, educational activities, and more right at your kid’s fingertips. Just put in a specially-curated content card — there are over 300 titles available to choose from! – and use the large, kid-friendly dials to easily change the volume or skip forward or back. The Yoto Player Starter Pack includes “My first 100 words”, “Crackling Fire”, “Hotel Flamingo”, “Robin Hood: A Musical Adventure”, “Songs from the Playground”, and “Story Shed Podcast” by Jake Harris — plus a pack of blank “make your own” Yoto cards that can be customized with almost any story, song, or sound your kiddo wants. Most importantly, the cards are easy for children to use themselves and very durable; you won’t have to worry about them getting damaged with regular use (because, you know, kids). There’s also free content, like Yoto Radio and Yoto Daily – a micro-podcast delivered to the Player every single day.
The Yoto Player can also be used as a regular Bluetooth speaker, and its simple dot matrix display changes depending on the content, which is all seriously cool … but we especially love the bedtime features. You can set sleep and wake-up times to let your child know that it’s time for bed (or that it’s okay to get up!) and a moon or sun appears on the display to let them know visually. To use the Yoto as a nightlight, all you have to do is turn it on its face, and you can adjust the color and brightness. And a variety of available sleep cards provide soothing sounds, so bedtime struggles will be a thing of the past. Brilliant!
The Yoto Player has a magnetic dock that charges its built-in battery, so you can take it on the go. Plus, there’s a headphone jack so you can get a few moments of precious, golden silence (yay!) while your kid is occupied with all the fabulous Yoto content. With a nearly perfect rating and over 700 reviews, parents love it as much as their kids do. “I honestly can’t say when I’ve last been as impressed with a device as I am this one,” says one enthusiastic reviewer. “My husband is an engineer and usually picky with his praise, but he can’t stop talking about how amazing our new Yoto is. Our almost 4 year old is able to navigate through all of the different features with little help from us. She listens to either stories before bed, or the built in radio station. Then once she’s tired she flips it over and uses the night light. If she ever forgets we can just control things through the app without having to go into her room.”
An impressive device that doesn’t involve screen time and that our kids won’t bug us for help with using? SIGN. US. UP.
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