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“Mama, when is Santa coming?”
“Mama, when is our Christmas party?”
“Mama, are we making Christmas Cookies this year?”
On and on and on my children go, question after question. Do you have children like mine?
The holidays can be hectic for many of us mothers. With parties, decorations, and shopping on the agenda, sometimes you need just that little tiny break to help get you back on track. This year to help with all the craziness I got the kids their very own Echo Dot Kids Edition.
And what a blessing it has been to our family. With the Echo Dot Kids Edition and FreeTime on
From calling Santa to Alexa telling/reading them stories to playing their favorite songs the kids are absolutely loving it. But that’s not even the best part.
Amazon Free Time lets parents select which services and skills kids can use, turn off voice purchasing, and more. Parents can also block explicit song lyrics with Amazon Music, and use Household Communications for announcements, calling, messaging and drop-in within the home.
The Echo Dot Kids Edition has allowed me to put in reminders for the kids, set bedtimes and allows me to set parental controls to make sure they don’t stay up all night listening to Christmas music.
Ryan will sit down in front of ‘Alexa’, and truly have a conversation with her. She is asking questions and making her play the soundtrack from Frozen. ALL.DAY.LONG. It’s really cute to see the interaction. I wish I could have recorded her reaction the first time Alexa responded to her and played her favorite song.
Nolan likes to ask how to make things like cookies that mama can make, or creating his own Christmas list of toys so I won’t forget. I really find this feature to be a lifesaver because who has the time to flip through cookbooks and find a recipe? Let’s not forget about the ‘call Santa’ feature. Your children can call Santa. It does go to his voicemail because Santa is really busy this time of year but you get to hear Santa and leave him a voicemail stating your case of why you should be placed on the “Nice” list.
Luke, on the other hand, likes to ask questions. He is such an information sponge. So he will ask things like “What’s the biggest fish in the world?” and “What are the names of the planets?” Stuff like that. He enjoys learning and this is another outlet for him to expand his knowledge for any question his growing mind has.