If you’ve fantasized about hiring a nanny to help out with the little ones, Alexa can bring you a little bit closer to that goal. Although Alexa doesn’t provide direct supervision, you can use your Echo or Echo Dot to give the kids a convenient new playmate.
What kid doesn’t love a joke? Alexa has an ever-growing library of jokes, including everything from knock-knock jokes to hilarious puns.
Play a game.
Kids get a kick out of playing games with Alexa through the Amazon Echo. You can pick from hundreds of games like Twenty Questions, Jeopardy!, and Simon Says. There are also games related to popular shows like Sesame Street or SpongeBob SquarePants.
Tell a bedtime story.
When you could use an extra five minutes to get the dishwasher started, Alexa can get the bedtime routine going. The Bedtime Story skill turns your Amazon Echo into an expert storyteller—each bedtime story is personalized to make it even more special.
Get the wiggles out.
If you’re too pooped to get down with the youngsters, ask Alexa to play “The Hokey Pokey,” call out the colors for Twister, or play a groovy dance tune from Amazon Music or Spotify.
Sometimes all your kids need is a little laugh. Alexa delivers with Laugh Box (you can ask for anything from a baby to a villain laugh) and 4AFart, which is sure to have kids large and small rolling on the ground with a fit of the giggles.
Help with homework.
Because we rely on the internet to help with all kinds of things these days, it’s super convenient to have Alexa look up references or help with specific questions without having to leave the document or webpage you’re already working on.
Whether you want to make sure they brush their teeth for a full sixty seconds or get off the computer in five minutes, Alexa timers make sure things in your home run on schedule.
Provide an extra set of eyes.
Alexa can help you keep watch over sleeping babies or adventurous teens. Simply set up Alexa to work with a compatible nanny cam or baby monitor. Then all you have to do to check in on the kids is ask Alexa to show them to you.