There are so many ways to use the Yoto Player in your home. One thing we love is getting Yoto Cards that match the books we have, allowing a young child to "read" to themselves. Toddlers and non-readers love listening and following along with the picture book at the same time!
These are sometimes called "Read Along Books," "Follow Along Books," or "Read Aloud Books." Years ago this meant getting a book with an included cd from the library, or even a cassette! They would usually have a track that included a page turn chime or bell sound to indicate when to turn the page. This makes it so much easier for non-readers to stay on the right page when you don't have time to read to them at the moment.
Now you can just purchase Yoto Cards that match books you have on your shelf, or borrow those books from the library.
The Yoto Store actually carries many cards that 100% match their original picture books. We've listed the preschool age picture books below, with links, so you can purchase what you need.
We've also indicated whether each Yoto follow along book & card has a page turn chime in the track, or if they are more of an audiobook style without a bell sound between pages.
There one last option- some publishers are still selling Books with Matching Cds, so the audio narration comes with your purchase. If you can find them, then it's super easy to just rip the cd to a Yoto playlist and have a Yoto Card and Matching Read Aloud Book!
If you don't know how to turn a CD into an MYO card, check out this detailed post! We have step-by-step instructions.
- How This Blog Post Is Organized
- Yoto Cards with Follow-Along Tracks - Read Alouds WITH Page Turn Chimes
- Yoto Cards with a Matching Book, But No Page Turn Prompts
- The Story of Ferdinand
- Frog & Toad Collection
- Peter Rabbit
- Winnie the Pooh Collection
- Llama Llama Collection
- Ladybird First Favourite Tales
- Dragons Love Tacos
- Narwhal and Jelly Set
- The Book with No Pictures
- 5-Minute Marvel Stories
- Pixar Bedtime Stories
- 5-Minute Mickey Mouse Stories
- 5-Minute Princess Stories
- 5-Minute Paw Patrol Stories
- 5-Minute Frozen Stories
- 5-Minute Girl Power Stories
- 5-Minute Sleepy Time Stories
- Books with Audio Narration Included for Easy MYO Cards
- FYI: This card does not match the books, despite looking the same.
- Getting a Yoto Read-Aloud
How This Blog Post Is Organized
We've divided this list up into three parts:
1- Yoto cards you can buy with a follow-along track. These cards follow along exactly with the book and even tell your child when to turn the page! Great for toddlers!
2- Yoto cards that exactly follow the book, but do not have a page turn chime. This is the audiobook style, and there are a lot more of these to choose from. They are better for preschool age children.
3- Books that come with an audio narration CD. Turn them into MYO cards and your child can enjoy "reading by themselves" with these Yoto cards and matching book. These almost always come with page turn chimes.
Yoto Cards with Follow-Along Tracks - Read Alouds WITH Page Turn Chimes
Julia Donaldson wrote many fan-favorite books, six of which are in this collection: The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, Monkey puzzle, and The Smartest Giant In Town.
Each of the Julia Donaldson cards includes a special read-along track with an audible "ding" chime to tell you when to turn the page. It's the second track on each card
This is the best place to start for a young child to follow along. There are 12 total Yoto cards and matching books that each have a follow-along track in the two Julia Donaldson collections (this Gruffalo collection and teh follow Zog one).
The Zog Collection of books is also written by Julia Donaldson, and includes more read along tracks!
This Yoto card has four additional stories besides the classic tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It's a favorite for toddlers!
However, not every track includes page-turn reminders: the first five tracks are read by a narrator with no page-turn chimes.
Only the last track of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which is read by Eric Carle himself, has page-turn prompts.
Amos McGee has lots of friends at the zoo, but when he gets sick and can't visit them, his animal friends decide it's time for them to come visit Amos.
This story is great for young kids, and the second track on this card includes a page-turn prompt story.
Yoto Cards with a Matching Book, But No Page Turn Prompts
If your child has a little bit of letter recognition and is old enough to follow along with the words, you can get them a card that doesn't have page-turn prompts.
When you don't need a chime on the cards, then you can get pretty much any card and buy the hard copy of the book as well. Here are some of our favorites!
This classic tale about the beloved bull is already on Yoto, so you can just get the book so your kids can follow along.
This Frog and Toad collection contains four classic Frog and Toad adventures on Yoto cards. It's a favorite card in the Yoto card catalog, so if it's in stock, grab it quickly! It goes out of stock often.
You can get three of the physical books with this set so your child can follow along.
People have loved the tale of Peter Rabbit for decades, so you can pass along the story of everyone's favorite mischievous rabbit with this Yoto card and read-along book.
Join Christopher Robin and his friends with this complete collection of Winnie the Pooh stories. You can get both the card and the book so your kids can easily follow along as they listen to the Yoto card.
Llama Llama books are so cute and fun! Yoto has a collection of cards with ten different stories. Unfortunately, there's no book collection with all ten of those books.
There is a set of four, however, so you could just do a read-aloud combination with those four, but you can also buy the others individually.
This card is GREAT bang for your buck, with 18 stories included! Ladybird First Favourite Tales is a favorite among many 3 and 4-year-olds, including my own.
The printed books do not come in a single volume, but 18 individual books. They are a bit tricky to find online, and some are more expensive than others. You can also find a set available here.
If you haven't read this book yet, your kids will love it! It's all about how much dragons love tacos. You know, because of course they do. You can get the Yoto card that they can listen to while they follow along with the book.
This Narwhal and Jelly Yoto set contains four stories and you can get 3 of 4 are available in a boxed set.
These ones are definitely best as a read along book, because they are graphic novels for kids! So having the book in hand really helps.
As the title says, this book has no pictures, but I've never met a kid who didn't like it. It's a fun book with sound effects and funny words galore!
The matching read-aloud book is visually interesting as well. Even though there are no pictures, it's super fun to read along with the Yoto card.
This one is tricky - because Marvel has released 3 different books with the title "5-Minute Marvel Stories" and only one of them matches the Yoto card. Confusing, I know!
The button below links to the correct edition of 5-Minute Marvel Stories book. It was published on April 2, 2019, and has the Black Panther on the bottom, NOT Shuri/Black Panther (2022 version) or the Incredible Hulk on the bottom (2012 version).
In this case, you are looking for the book with matching artwork as the card.
The Yoto card for the Pixar Bedtime Stories features six Disney Pixar stories, including Monsters Inc., The Incredibles, and Ratatouille.
The book version has the exact same stories so you can follow along with all six!
This Mickey collection contains fun, short stories about Mickey sailing down the river, Goofy flying a kite, and more!
Your kids can follow along with the book.
Note: the card includes 4 stories, while the book includes 12 total (including those four).
If you're looking for princess stories, this book is great! This collection has four stories about Mulan, Moana, Rapunzel, and Belle.
If your kids like the Paw Patrol show then they'll love this read-along Yoto and book combo.
This one does match, but the book has 9 stories and the card only has 7. All seven on the Yoto card are in the book, you'll just have two extra stories in the book that won't be on the card!
There are two different 5-Minute Frozen books available, and one of them has one of the stories from the Yoto card, but the other one does match up with the Yoto card.
The cover looks a little different than the Yoto card but does have the same stories. The book contains 12 stories, but it has all four on the card.
For clarification purposes, this book does NOT match.
This card has four different stories about female empowerment featuring your favorite characters. The card has stories from Moana, Mulan, Toy Story 4, and Incredibles 2. The book contains all four stories but also has eight more your child can read!
This card has four different sleepy-time stories designed to help your kids fall asleep. It tells the stories of Mickey, Lady and the Tramp, Toy Story 4, and Frozen 2. The book has all four of those stories, as well as quite a few extra ones!
Note: There are actually even more Yoto Cards that have matching books if you're willing to look at chapter books and middle grade novels. Check out the store for tons more options!
Books with Audio Narration Included for Easy MYO Cards
You might not be able to find the book you want as a read-aloud, but several books come with CDs or audio tracks that can be used to make a matching MYO card. Each of these has an included page-turn chime.
Disney offers many options for a character storybook that comes with a full narration CD, including sound effects and character voices! These are super easy to rip onto your computer and then drop the MP3 on a Yoto Playlist.
These ones are especially fun because they have a bell chime to indicate it's time to turn the page. They are perfect for an MYO follow-along card!
Several of the linked options have multiple stores, like the 3-in-1 Storybooks, or even a 4-in-1 Storybook. Great band for your buck!
Books With Narration on CD
Here is a read-along book and CD combo of the classic, beloved story. Since it is a CD and not a Yoto card, you'll just have to burn the CD to your computer and make a playlist of it on the Yoto app to make it into a card!
Book with Narration on CD
If your child like Fancy Nancy then they will love this. This read-along book and CD has the voices of the characters from the show along with sound effects!
Book with Narration on CD
FYI: This card does not match the books, despite looking the same.
Sadly, the published 5-Minute Star Wars Stories book does not match the Yoto Card.
The stories appear to come from a book that was supposed to be released in 2020 but was not. So there is no matching read-aloud.
The card is still fun though!
There is not a matching Five Minute Star Wars book.
For informational purposes, this book has DIFFERENT stories than the Yoto card, despite their similar artwork.
Getting a Yoto Read-Aloud
Getting a CD and turning it into an MYO Yoto card or buying the book and card versions of the same story are both great options for making read-aloud content with Yoto. If you're looking for great stories for your child to listen to and follow along with in a book, we hope those suggestions can help!
We love our Yoto, and having the freedom of read-aloud books is amazing for my younger kids. Have you ever tried doing a read-aloud book with your Yoto? Which one did you listen to?