Children should not be given screens every time they have tantrums. Collapses are a parent’s nightmare, so to prevent this, most parents simply pull out their phone or tablet to play videos for the kids to watch. Maybe you’ve promised yourself never to let your baby use a gadget until they’re two years old, but like many parents we know, you’ve already given in to the temptation that may very well be a convenience for some adults.
For a change, why not do something different. Instead of screen time, set music time where kids can be alone to just listen to music. Children are visual but they can also seek out sensory activities. The Yoto Mini is a small audio player that gives children the experience of having something like a CD player from their youth. This device offers audio playback of kid-friendly tunes to keep the young ones entertained.
Sure, there’s Spotify and YouTube, but before the world is truly modernized and taken over by robots and computers, let’s allow the kids to experience regular things like before. The Yoto Mini is a little companion for your little one that will come in handy, especially during long journeys or boring hours. It looks like a toy, but it delivers a powerful audio experience that kids can enjoy.
The Yoto Mini is a sequel to the Yoto Player introduced by Pentagram. The latter is a design studio that offers a more personalized service because the owners of the company are also the designers themselves. Pentagram worked on the Yoto Play to be smaller and more affordable. The device also uses the Yoto platform which is now more accessible to a wider audience, especially children.
This Yoto Mini seems to have the same shape and color as an old iPhone charger, the square. It can be protected by a colorful silicone sheath with a lanyard so that children can take it everywhere. With the cover, the Yoto Mini is protected, safe and made more portable as it is easier to carry.
On the front, there are two kid-friendly buttons, speaker holes, and a small round screen called a pixel display that shows the time and icons. It offers Bluetooth, USB-C connectivity and a clock. This one doesn’t take voice commands because there’s no microphone or camera. It’s an audio player only, so you’re guaranteed less distraction.
No ads will be aired, so there really isn’t any wasted airtime. Children will simply hear age-appropriate songs or audiobooks. Children can also use the Yoto Mini to meditate, relax, learn or fall asleep. Simply insert a card of your choice to listen as there are plenty to choose from. The icons on the pixel display will change. You can choose the track of an album by turning the right button. The left button changes the volume level.
If we had the Walkman and CD players of decades ago, your kids have the Yoto Mini. They can also listen to the Yoto Daily podcast where they can learn new facts, hear jokes, and play games. Just press the right button to change the settings.