Amazon just updated Alexa’s kid-friendly offerings
Amazon’s FreeTime program, which offers all kinds of kid-friendly books, music, shows, games and more has always been popular with kids (and parents!)—and one of the best ways for kids to have fun with Alexa.
And they’ve just revamped the program with a new name—Amazon Kids and Amazon Kids+—and some cool new features. (Kids can even now be awakened in the morning by their favorite Disney character!)
No matter what shows and characters your child (or grandchild!) loves, they’re featured among the thousands of games, audiobooks, and playlists available on your Echo. (We’re talking Disney, Sesame Street, Legos, Nickelodeon, and Harry Potter, just to name a few.)
Tap/click here to see the kid-friendly skills, music, podcasts, audiobooks and more now available via Amazon Kids+.
Pro Tip #1
Amazon Kids has amazing parental controls, with lots of different ways for parents to place limits—including by content type (like giving kids unlimited access to books, but only 30 minutes of shows), what times of day kids can use it (so there’s no game-playing during school hours), or age levels (so your three-year-old won’t end up with bad dreams of Voldemort).
Pro Tip #2
Kids accounts aren’t allowed to make purchases—so you don’t have to worry about your little one suddenly making all her toy dreams come true.
Coming soon: 3 awesome new Alexa features for kids
Amazon has a lot of great new features for kids coming soon. I can’t wait to check these out:
1. New Echo Dot Kids Edition
These super cute new kids-only Echos look like tigers and pandas (and come with a full year’s worth of the premium Kids+ content included!). They ship on October 22nd.
2. Kid-Voice Recognition
Amazon will soon launch Alexa voice recognition for kids, too. She’ll be able to recognize when she’s talking to a little one and respond in kid-appropriate ways from any Echo device.
3. Alexa Reading Sidekick
Alexa will soon be able to read along with your child with a supported book, offering encouragement and support as your child learns to read.