Alexa can help your kids (and you) get ready!
I don’t know about you, but my mind sometimes turns to mush over the summer. So with back-to-school season on the horizon, now is a great time to start easing your brain back to work.
Alexa has loads of fun and easy ways to ease into it. Here are five of my favorites for your kids (or you!).
- Say, “Alexa, open Amazon Math.” This math skill offers math questions for grades from kindergarten through fifth grade. Tell Alexa your preferred grade, and then choose from counting, multiplication, division or a mix of problems. A buzzer tones for correct answers, and she always gives a second change for incorrect answers before telling you. If you need to dial up or down on skill level, just say, “Alexa, change grade level.”
- Say, “Alexa, what is the SAT word of the day?” She’ll give you a word, spell it out, and use it in a sentence for context. (Pro Tip: You can also ask for Scrabble Word of the Day and Words with Friends Word of the Day. The words are simpler and it follows the same format, but also gives you the score in Scrabble and WWF.)
- Say, “Alexa, open the State Capital game.” She’ll ask for the capitals of five states, and give you correct answers if you get it wrong. You can go international by saying, “Alexa, open Countries and Capitals.” In this game, you ask the questions, like “what is the capital of Namibia” and she’ll give the answer.
- Say, “Alexa, open This Day in History.” She’ll give you facts that happened on that day. (You can also ask for events on a certain date.)
- Say, “Alexa, help me learn” if you’re not sure what you want to learn, and she’ll suggest skills tailored to different options, including facts, geography and history.