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Holiday Fun with Echo Dot Kids Edition

December 16, 2018

This post was sponsored by Amazon as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

This holiday season we are taking learning and having fun to a new level with the Echo Dot Kids Edition. We currently have the Echo Plus and love all of the things Alexa already does in our household… so we were super excited to see what Alexa would do on the Echo Dot Kids Edition.

If you aren’t familiar with Amazon devices, I am sure you’ve seen a commercial featuring Alexa. Simply ask Alexa a question and she is right there. Between reading the news, controlling your smart home or if you’d like to hear a joke… Alex responds instantly. Enter the Echo Dot Kids Edition and you will find a kid-centric Alexa experience, creating a kid, family-friendly experience for your whole family.

With the Echo Dot Kids Edition, you receive a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a kid-friendly case, and Amazon’s 2-year worry-free guarantee. With FreeTime on Alexa, you are able to select which services your kids can use, turn off voice purchasing and personalizing it just for your child. FreeTime Unlimited offers over 300 Audible kids’ books, kid-friendly radio which is ad-free, and premium Alexa skills that your kids will be sure to love.

One of my favorite features is that it offers two-way room communication between devices and does a drop in so you can talk with the kids from different rooms. The learning is endless, and so are the laughs. There is a ton of games, stories, and songs that your kiddos can enjoy. Another huge plus is you can also add a filter to the music on Amazon Music or Spotify. Kids can use features like educational Q&A, a Magic Word, and kid-friendly suggestions when kids are bored. Parents can also manage their kids’ experience on Parent Dashboard—same as FreeTime on other devices. Madison is a sponge and is always wanting to learn more.. and Alexa is certainly keeping her on her toes.

Alexa has been a part of our holiday traditions this year, and the kids are loving all she is helping with. If your kiddos want to know if reindeers fly, simply say “Alexa, can reindeer fly?”. If you really want to get to know Alexa, make sure to ask her what her favorite holiday cookie is and favorite holiday story! After all, she is part of your family now.

It has become a daily routine for Madison to run in the house when she gets out of school and yell “Alexa, How many days until Christmas?” with a huge giggle after. Alexa Skill Blueprints can help you spread cheer and keep up the holiday spirit with your kids. The “Santa’s Letter” blueprint lets you write a letter with a wish list to Santa and check back every day to track its progress to the North Pole. This is one of the coolest features for us!

With the Santa’s Letter blueprint you will hear a weekly response from Santa himself! And with the “Hallmark Holiday Greeting Card”, you are able to create and share a Hallmark greeting card with your friends and family. Complete your card with custom images and personalized messages and you can send them off!

What would your kiddos be excited to do on the Echo Dot Kids Edition? Tell me in the comments below!



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    December 17, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Oh wow how cool! Love Alexa in our household too.

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