Echo Dot Kids Edition - Bringing more magic to the holidays!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

This post was sponsored by Amazon as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own

There are some things I can’t imagine not having around the holidays. One of these items might surprise some, but I can’t imagine the holidays without my Echo dot and Alexa. This holiday season we added even more magic to our house with the Echo Dot Kids Edition.  What an awesome device! I knew when I read about it that it would be pretty cool, but I had no idea how much fun it would add to our home and how much it would ignite a spark in our kids. I think by now everyone knows that you can ask Alexa questions, but this usefulness is multiplied by 10 when you have kids.

My kids have so many questions every day and to be honest I don’t have as many answers as I thought I would. We homeschool so this issue is even greater. I want to have all the answers, but sadly I don’t possess that power. So I rely on the Echo Dot Kids Edition to help answer those thousands of questions; filling their inquisitive little minds full of knowledge and opening up a whole new world to them. I personally love that they can ask how to spell certain words. “Alexa, how do I spell Rudolph?” and just like that they know how to spell a new word. “Alexa, how many days until Christmas?” This one is asked all the time! For some reason the information they learn from Alexa seems to stick better than when I tell them; so bonus!

With world-class parental controls I know I can rest easy and I can also save on yelling down the hallway to get their attention because I can use my Echo Plus (or other Echo products) to communicate with their Echo Dot Kids Edition. In two seconds I can call them to dinner without having to yell. Imagine using it like an amazing intercom system.

My daughter loves playing music, but I have to oversee her music on her tablet and the sound isn’t what she would like it to be. With the Echo Dot Kids Edition kids can easily play all their favorite tunes instantly. Our whole family loves this during the holidays because we can listen to all our favorite Christmas songs; the whole house is filled with music. The Echo Dot Kids Edition also comes with a whole year of FreeTime Unlimited. This means a whole year of kid friendly audible books, quizzes, music and more! As a parent you have complete control over everything that comes across the Echo Dot Kids Edition with the Parent Dashboard. You can even control when it comes on and off. Kids can use the FreeTime Unlimited across all their other devices.

FreeTime Unlimited on Alexa is available on Echo devices like the Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Spot starting at just $2.99 a month.

As a parent I love any device that comes with some safety assurances just in case my kids aren’t the most gentle and the Echo Dot Kids Edition has several! First, it has a kid friendly cover to protect from the occasional drop and if that’s not enough it has a 2-year worry-free guarantee. Which is really just two years that you as a parent don’t have to worry about it as your kids run through the house with this amazing little device.

The Echo Dot Kids Edition has definitely made the holidays around our house more magical. My kids definitely don’t have the patience to wait for me to scour the internet to find the perfect cookie recipe so I just ask Alexa for one and just like that the whole family is getting involved in making holiday cookies! (My kids don’t realize it, but they learn measurements and math skills at the same time!) We have now also made it a tradition to gather in front of the tree and listen to a Christmas story together every night; we will do this up to Christmas Eve. My kids get so excited every night exclaiming “It’s Alexa story time!”

If you are looking to give an amazing this year or just want to add a little more fun and magic to your holidays then you definitely need to check out the Echo Dot Kids Edition and other Echo devices. It’s also an incredibly affordable gift as well!


About Mamas Spot

We are a family of four that left it all behind to go travel the world. No, literally we left it all. We sold all of our possessions, packed what we could into four suitcases and said goodbye to suburban life. All we own is now pulled behind us as we travel to new and exciting destinations. Showing our kids the world and teaching them about new cultures, food, and ways of life is now our 9-5.

We love watching our kids learn, and learning along side them. Together we have now explored many new countries, visited family on the other side of the world, and made memories that will last a lifetime.

Welcome to our journey!