The Three Best Alexa Flash Briefings for Kids to Learn:
Flash briefings are 2-4 minute long micro-podcasts from various outlets, which you can add to your customized Alexa flash briefing list. When you say “Alexa, what’s the news?” Alexa will play the ones you added.
#1. National Geographic will help kids learn about the world around them
From nature and wildlife to science and culture, the National Geographic Kids Almanac flash briefing builds geographical literacy and appreciation for the planet in a way that’s entertaining and engaging.
#2. Add News-O-Matic for a daily dose of kid-friendly news
Based on the first daily newspaper created just for kids, the News-O-Matic flash briefing will ensure your children are well-informed. It’s safe, age-appropriate, and offers an exciting nonfiction experience, complete with educational tidbits.
#3. Listen to Word of the Day with your kids, and you’ll learn something new too!
Word of the Day brings you a brand-new word every day, along with its spelling, definition and a brief history of the word. It’s a fun way for both kids and parents to build their vocabulary. Today’s word was “confluence!”
Do This Now: Add these briefings to your kids’ flash briefing list & start listening
To add briefings:
- Open the Alexa app
- Tap/Click “Devices” on the bottom navigation bar
- Tap “Echo & Alexa” at the top
- Tap your child’s Echo device
- Scroll down and tap “FreeTime”
- Make sure the toggle switch is enabled
- Tap “FreeTime Settings”
- Tap child’s name under “Parent Dashboard Settings”
- Add/remove content, set daily time limits and more.
To listen: Just say to your child’s Echo “Alexa, open the news!”
Pro Tip: You’ll need a FreeTime Unlimited subscription to access all of the awesome, kid-friendly content that’s available. The good news is the new Echo Dot Kids Edition includes a year for free!