School closures across the nation means that many parents are juggling working from home with child education. Here are some ways in which Alexa can help you with that!
We’ve compiled a list of educational resources that you can activate on your Amazon Echo broken down by subject matter.
English & Reading
offers narrated stories and exercises to help children improve listening comprehension. For children using Alexa screen-based devices like Fire tablets and Fire TV, Bamboo Books offers text and images to permit reading along with Alexa.
boosts kids’ reading and listening comprehension through interactive Highlights professionally narrated stories.
Word of the Day
teaches you a useful word, its definition, etymology, and gives you examples of how to use it in a sentence. A new word each and every day!
solve the hidden five letter words, with only the first (or first few) letters given to you.
History and Geography
is a game and educational activity for all ages that presents famous people from history, including a diverse group of writers, scientists, musicians, artists, social justice activists, athletes, actors, and more.
Every day Bamboo Luminaries introduces a new “Luminary of the Day”
Britannica’s Guardians of History Alexa | Google Home
The Olympia Obstacles is an immersive audio adventure that takes you on a top-secret mission to Ancient Greece to save time from unravelling. Explore a historical world carefully crafted by Britannica’s expert editorial staff, learn about historical civilizations and interact with them, and enjoy a fun-filled adventure that spans multiple time periods.
State Capital Game
helps you learn the US state capitals.
designed for kids 13 and under, yet fun for adults, too. This skill is an adventure-styled travel exploration game. A unique passport is created for each member of the household that wants to play. Once you have a passport, you are given a choice of countries to explore.
*Especially fun to play on an Echo Show
World Capital Quiz
Trivia game for capitals of the world. Available in three different game modes: classic, advanced, or three strikes.
Math and Science
is a math challenge which tests your elementary mathematics skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparison, etc. There are three modes easy, medium and hard with increasing levels of difficulty.
The Amazon Math skill offers an easy and fun way for kids to practice math grades K – 5. You can choose from a variety of topics, including addition, multiplication, comparing, rounding, and more. Kids complete sets of 5 math problems and can choose to focus on a specific topic or do a mix of topics. Alexa keeps track of scores and progress and can increase or decrease the difficulty of a topic as needed.
covers 4 arithmetic operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Learners (typically age 5 to 12, but up to adults as well) can select which of the 4 operations they want to practice.
Inspired by one of the earliest computer games “Lemonade Stand,” this voice-first version simulates owning a lemonade stand. Alexa states the weather forecast for the (simulated) day and then the player buys cups of lemonade to sell, buys signs for advertising, and sets a price for a cup of lemonade.
gives you practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Discover the Elements
is a mind-expanding exploration of the periodic table of the elements, aimed at young people studying science in school, and anyone with a general interest in science. As you explore, you will collect sets of elements, building your own periodic table.
is a great way to extend your knowledge of math and science. Choose a level of difficulty from easy, medium, and hard.
helps everyone learn and understand different elements of music theory, whether you are taking music lessons, or just want to learn more about music.
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