Anyone with a voice assistant and children knows how annoying it can be for them to constantly ask it questions. But Alexa might actually help give you some relief if you have the right skills -- and she can even teach your kiddos a thing or two along the way.
For kids interested in superhero lore, check out the Super Heroes skill. While it'd be nice to see it expand its facts, it currently can tell children the alter ego of a surprising number of heroes and villains.
If the kiddo wants to try out quiz games, the Capital Cities or Jeopardy skills can challenge their knowledge. Parents can even join in. To mix it up, try the Twenty Questions skill, and the kids can face off against Alexa.
For games that involve a little more imagination, check out the Magic Door skill, or The Wayne Investigation. Both of these offer choose-your-own-adventure stories that kids can play multiple times (although the latter might be more appropriate for older children).
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If you want to use Alexa for more educational purposes, check out skills like Animal Letters, which lets your child trade animal names with Alexa that start with the same letter, until one of them can't think of any more.
When bedtime rolls around, the kiddo might be getting a little slap-happy. For getting out the last giggles before sleep, the Fart skill, which emits a variety of, um, brown noises, is always a winner.