3 Ways Alexa Can Help Parents Master the Nightly Challenge of Getting Kids to Bed
#1. Establish a nighttime routine with your kids
The best way to make bedtime a breeze: bedtime rituals that provide structure and comfort so your kids are ready to go to sleep. Alexa routines make it easy to keep your kid’s bedtime ritual the same night after night… so even a new babysitter can do it right.
Set up a routine that kicks off when you say “Alexa, start Billy’s bedtime routine” and dims the lights, plays sleep music or a white noise playlist and then turns the lights off.
#2. Resolve sibling squabbles with Kids Court
Nothing throws a wrench into bedtime quite like last-minute conflicts between over-tired siblings. That’s where the Kids Court Alexa skill comes in. The Honorable Judge Lexy presides over Kids Court where the prosecutor and defendant present evidence and even call witnesses to prove their side of the story.
When my friend’s son and daughter entered Kids Court over a cheating accusation while playing a game, Judge Lexy listened to both sides of the case and ultimately suggested my friend’s son try sitting on his hands to avoid future scuffles. Case closed!
To enable the skill, tap/click here > tap/click the “Enable” button. Then just say, “Alexa, open Kids Court” to get started.
#3. Make bedtime into a super fun game with Bedtime Hero
The Bedtime Hero Alexa skill takes your kids through all the steps of getting ready for bed as a fun and engaging game with “challenges” and “missions.” Kids face challenges such as changing into their pajamas while twirling around like a ballerina or picking out a cuddly toy to sleep with.
To enable the skill, tap/click here > tap/click the “Enable” button. To start, say “Alexa, open Bedtime Hero.”