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.
There is no denying it. We are an amazon family! Prime is our favorite way to shop & Alexa helps hubby and run our empires smoothly, especially during the holidays! Honesty, it’s hard to remember a time Alexa wasn’t there to help save the day & make our holiday season extra festive!
With all of us having type A personalities, we were one of the very first families we knew to welcome Alexa into our home. Since interacting with Alexa is as simple as asking a question. Just ask her to play music, read the news, control your smart home, tell a joke, and more, you best believe our collection of devices just kept growing and growing! Whether you are at home or on the go, Alexa is designed to make your life easier by letting you voice-control your world.
When we found out about Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition, I might have gotten a tad bit excited! Families just like ours have loved using Alexa in their households so Amazon wanted to provide a kid-friendly, kid-centric Alexa experience with parental controls! My daughter loves playing with our devices and now she can have one of her very own! No more stealing mommy’s Alexa to play Santa Shark over and over, she can ask her very own Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition instead!!!
Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition
Help your kids get into the holiday spirit through brand new holiday-themed content on Echo Dot Kids Edition and FreeTime on Alexa. Kids have access to age-appropriate music! That’s right, unlike Mommy & Daddy’s devices, Echo Dot Kids Edition is filtered with FreeTime on Alexa that lets parents select which services and skills kids can use, turn off voice purchasing, and more. Parents can also block explicit song lyrics with Amazon Music, and use Household Communications for announcements, calling, messaging and drop-in within the home. WooHoo!!! You can also find kid friendly Q&A, Audible audiobooks, Alexa skills, character alarms and more. I swear after one day of having an Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition in your home, you will be asking yourself how you ever went without one!
FreeTime Unlimited on Alexa
For all of you Alexa newbies, I know what you’re asking yourself. What the heck is this FreeTime Unlimited that you speak of? FreeTime Unlimited on Alexa is how you keep your child entertained since it includes over 300 Audible kids’ books, ad-free radio stations and playlists, character alarms, and premium Alexa skills that kids will love.
FreeTime Unlimited on Alexa is also available on Echo devices starting at $2.99 per month. And, families that already subscribe to FreeTime Unlimited on Fire tablets or Android devices can enjoy FreeTime Unlimited on Alexa content at no additional cost. So if your kids have those popular Fire Tablets like my daughter, hook your Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition for free!
Get More Festive This Holiday Season!
Does your family make it a tradition to see as many family and friends as possible during the holiday season? Let Alexa help you organize errands and keep track of your busy schedule and to-do lists.
• Alexa, add holiday party to calendar on December 20th at 7 p.m.
• Alexa, remind me set out the dining room table decor tomorrow
• Alexa, where is the nearest Whole Foods? …Alexa, call them to see if they have a rib roast available.
• Alexa, add go to the grocery store to my to-do list
• Alexa, create a holiday dinner menu
Help your kids get into the holiday spirit through brand new holiday-themed content on Echo Dot Kids Edition and FreeTime on Alexa. Here are some fun things to try:
• Alexa, Call Santa Claus
• Alexa, open Disney Stories
• Alexa, read my book
• Alexa, can Rudolph fly?
• Alexa, open my Toy Box
• Alexa, what’s your favorite holiday treat?
• Alexa, what’s your favorite holiday story?
• Alexa, open Disney Stories
The Santa Letters
Does your child ask to see Santa daily?!?! My child is Santa obsessed!!!!! Thanks to Alexa Skill Blueprints “Santa’s Letter” blueprint, your kiddo can write a letter and wish list to Santa and check back every day to track its progress to the North Pole!!! You’ll even hear a weekly response from Santa himself. And with the “Hallmark Holiday Greeting card, ” you can create and share a Hallmark greeting card with family and friends, complete with custom images and personalized messages. Go to blueprints.amazon.com to get started.
• Alexa, help me send a letter to Santa.
• Alexa, where is my Santa letter?
• Alexa, help me send a holiday card.
• Alexa, help me send a Christmas card.
Bringing Back Nostalgic Holiday Traditions with Alexa
Is holiday cooking and baking together as a family part of your holiday traditions? Let Alexa help along the way! We love using our new Echo Show for picture step by step cookie directions while using my daughters Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition to play our favorite holiday tunes!!! If you haven’t heard Santa Shark, we highly recommend it if Baby Shark is your jam!
• Alexa, show me a cookie recipe
• Alexa, add eggs and sprinkles to my holiday shopping list
• Alexa, set a cookie timer for 25 minutes
• Alexa, how many tablespoons are in a cup?
• Alexa, find me a holiday dinner main course recipe
• Alexa, ask Food Network for popular recipes from Bobby Flay
Are you an Alexa family? What ways do you use your device during the holidays?
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.