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We got our Echo Dot Kids Edition right in the middle of the holiday season, so in addition for chatting with Alexa and learning all the traditional skills and educational games families can do with an Echo Dot Kids Edition, we’ve also been finding all the the best holiday Alexa skills for kids!
If you’ve never used Alexa before, it’s as easy as asking a question. Say “Alexa” and then start asking and interacting!
The Echo Dot Kids Edition has the same Alexa we all know, but a more kid-friendly version. There are parental controls and parental monitoring so mom and dad stay in the know.
The Echo Dot Kids Edition also also comes with a year’s subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a kid-friendly case (it’s super durable!) and a 2 year worry-free guarantee.
The FreeTime Unlimited with Alexa includes HUNDREDS of free audio books (Alexa, tell me a story!), ad-free, kid-friendly radio, character alarms and special skills kids are sure to love!
As we’ve been exploring during the Christmas season, we’ve discovered some cute, festive skills to use. Check them out!
Fun Christmas Alexa Skills
Listen to holiday stories
Normally, kids can say “Alexa, read me a book” to hear a fun kid’s tale. At Christmastime ask her to recite The Night Before Christmas or other holiday stories.
Get the Christmas Kindness Skill and Alexa will suggest a new random act of kindness for your family to try each day. So fun!
Ask Alexa to play Christmas music using the iHeart Santa skill. When you enable this skill you can chat with Santa, answer a few questions and then Santa will choose the music best for you.
In addition to holiday music you can also hear holiday sounds like reindeer hooves, carolers and more!
Use the keyword “Alexa, open Christmas Countdown” to count with Alexa how many days are left until Santa comes!
Holiday Song Quiz
A fun game for parties, or even some family fun, the holiday song quiz will have everyone laughing and singing along as you try to guess the correct song and artist.
I feel like I discover something new and fun that Alexa can do every single day and the Christmas season is no different. There’s games, stories, educational activities and so much more.
My kids both love asking Alexa Science questions and getting the answers to their most curious questions right away.