With virtual assistants becoming very important to our lives on a daily basis, it is not shocking that for some children, their first word might be “Alexa.” Yeah right, the Alexa brand is not for adults alone, there are several Alexa skills made especially for children to aid them to partake in the voice-activated fun as well.
Do you plan to help your kids have some major fun with your home assistant? See 7 Things Your Kids Can Ask Amazon Alexa:
1. “Alexa, play the podcast [name of podcast].”
Your family can get entertained with several tales and children-friendly news by asking Alexa to play a podcast.
Echo devices make use of built-in radio application, just tune in to play the latest episodes of your preferred podcasts. To enjoy a particular episode, just use your Alexa application or add a skill like AnyPod.
2. “Alexa, play Head’s Up!”
Everyone is allowed to enjoy the popular game from The Ellen DeGeneres Show with their Alexa-enabled application. Alexa will do her best to give you hints, you just have to guess from celebrities, films, fictional characters and so on.
3. “Alexa, ask Pikachu to talk.”
Pokemon fans will fancy the interaction with this cute Electric-type Pokémon.
4. “Alexa, open Lemonade Stand.”
This brilliant simulation game of our childhoods transforms into a voice adventure as you attempt to run your personal lemonade stand.
It never ends and gamers will earn experience badges as they hit milestones.
5. “Alexa, open Chompers.”
This Chompers podcast is a decent podcast to listen to when your children are brushing their teeth. They will be missing out on a lot of fun if they are not listening.
6. “Alexa, open Animal Workout.”
Do your kids fancy engaging in jumping jacks with a kangaroo? Or they want to do push-ups with an alligator? This entertaining workout will make your children active on a daily basis.
7. “Alexa, start SpongeBob Challenge.”
This voice-activated memory game will get your intelligence tested as you attempt to take your meal orders. It is not one to miss out on.
More Information About Alexa:
Amazon Alexa, known simply as Alexa, is a virtual assistant AI developed by Amazon, first used in the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers developed by Amazon Lab126.
It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, sports, and other real-time information, such as news.
Alexa can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation system. Users are able to extend the Alexa capabilities by installing “skills” (additional functionality developed by third-party vendors, in other settings more commonly called apps such as weather programs and audio features).
Most devices with Alexa allow users to activate the device using a wake-word (such as Alexa); other devices (such as the Amazon mobile app on iOS or Android and Amazon Dash Wand) require the user to push a button to activate Alexa’s listening mode, although, some phones also allow a user to say a command, such as “Alexa” or “Alexa wake”.
Currently, interaction and communication with Alexa are available only in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Hindi. In Canada, Alexa is available in English and French (with the Quebec accent).
Amazon developers chose the name Alexa because it has a hard consonant with the X, which helps it be recognized with higher precision.
They have said the name is reminiscent of the Library of Alexandria, which is also used by Amazon Alexa Internet for the same reason.
In June 2015, Amazon announced the Alexa Fund, a program that would invest in companies making voice control skills and technologies.
The US$200 million fund has invested in companies including Jargon, ecobee, Orange Chef, Scout Alarm, Garageio, Toymail, MARA, and Mojio. In 2016, the Alexa Prize was announced to further advance the technology.
There you have it -a comprehensive list of things kids can ask Alexa. If you have any contribution, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.