Yoto Player review – Innovative audio player for kids

Yoto Player is both a children’s audio player and an online platform of carefully curated content. If you’ve seen any of my other posts on MP3 players for children, you’ll know I’m a big fan of screen-free audio time for kids, and have tested out many of them before finally settling on our family favourite.

So when the lovely people behind Yoto asked us to take a look at their device, I was a little hesitant. Would this be more of the same? I wasn’t sure if Yoto Player would be any different from any of the many other kids’ audio devices we’d looked at. Because really, what more could it offer?

Well, it turns out the answer to that is ‘a lot!’ Read on to find out more.

Yoto Player audio device for kids
The Yoto Player is an internet-connected audio device for kids
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How to Make Willy Wonka’s Hat…

I’ve been making a few odds and ends with the kids over the holidays in preparation for this September’s Scarecrow Festival (yes, I know it’s still only August!). Last year I managed to rope in friends on my street to do Alice in Wonderland scarecrows.

This time our scarecrows will be characters from Roald Dahl’s books, in celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday. I’ve got grand plans for our tableau (which will be a character and scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and one of the things I wanted to include was Willy Wonka’s iconic hat, laid casually on his desk as if he’d just popped away for a moment.

Instructions for a DIY Wonka hat like Gene Wilder's
You only need cardboard and glue for this quick but impressive make – soon we’ll all be rockin’ Wonka Hats!

Making the Willy Wonka hat turned out to be surprisingly easy – read on to see how I did it!

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