Thinking about taking the plunge and purchasing an Amazon Echo Dot, Echo Show, or other Alexa-enabled device? Already, own one, but haven’t had time to figure out what to do with it? Check out these 8 Reasons That Moms Will Love Amazon Alexa.
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Alexa Will Wake You Up In Morning.
Amazon Alexa will help you get your day started on time. Simply say “Alexa, set an alarm”. If subscribed to Amazon Prime, you can select your alarm sound from a variety of music.
And if you are not quite ready to get up when your alarm goes off, you can tell “Alexa, snooze”.
Amazon Alexa Will Tell You What You Have Going On Today Or This Week.
Using the Alexa app (available Amazon Appstore, Apple App Store, and GooglePlay), you can connect Apple iCloud, Gmail and G Suite, Microsoft Office 365 and Outlook calendars to Alexa. Once connected, ask your Alexa-enabled device to tell you about upcoming events. Also, add and delete events as you like.
If you do not use one of the digital calendars above that sync with Alexa, check out a skill such as Any Do.
Use Your Alexa-Enabled Device To Make A To-Do List.
No more running around trying to find a piece of paper to write on. Simply say “Alexa, Make a List” to get started. You can add things to your list as they come to mind and ask Alexa to repeat your list back to you. For custom lists and to look at your list on your mobile, simply use your Alexa app.
Help Keep the Family Safe With Alexa
If you have an Alexa powered device with video such as the Echo Spot and Show, you can connect to a number of smart homes devices. For example, you can stream footage from your video doorbell to your Echo to easily view who is ringing.
Let Alexa Tell You The Weather So You Know How To Get Everybody Dressed.
Before you step foot out of the house, say “Alexa, what’s the weather”.
Educate The Kids With The Help of Alexa.
A bunch of Alexa Skills are available to help put knowledge in their “noggins”.
Good ones to check out for toddler through early elementary include:
ColorLab-Kiddos work on learning their colors while interacting with Alexa through Echo Buttons. These buttons are purchased separately from your Alexa-enabled device.
See Say-Lots of animal sounds and facts.
Story Blanks-Say wacky words to fill in blanks and hear the stories come to life.
For elementary and up:
Amazon Storytime-Alexa will read from a collection of short stories aimed at kids ages 5-12.
Lemonade Stand-This game will give kids the opportunity to run their own lemonade stands. According to the creator, education skills include careful listening, math, money, business, understanding odds and chance statements, and managing expectations.
Spelling Game For Kids-200+ spelling words at the 5th grade level. Take turns with Alexa to come up with the correct letters.
Keep The Kiddos Entertained With Interactive Fun
Animal Workout-The young un’s get to pretend to be different animals while they exercise. Burns off some of that boundless energy in healthy ways.
Freeze Dancers-Another fun way to get the kids up and moving is to let them dance all around until Alexa says freeze.
Kids Sing Along Alexa plays a song and the the kids have to sing the next phrase or stanza for the game to continue on.
Silly Things-Ask and you shall receive something funny to act out.
Grab A Quick Mom Workout or Some Stress Relief With Alexa
No time for a long workout? Check out:
*(Before you start an exercise routine, check with your physician.)
Five Minute Workout Core And Cardio–5 minute routine full of fat burning exercise.
6-Minute Full Body Stretch-Warm up those muscles or sooth them at the end of a long day.
7-Minute Workout–Increase your metabolism and energy and lower that stress level.
As you can see, Alexa-enabled devices are a great match for all us multi tasking moms.
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