Alexa homeschool my child!
I already knew Alexa was great but since Freddie got one from Santa I thought I would look for the best Alexa skills that we could use in our homeschool.
Sometimes, we have had a hard day! I mean, don’t we all? So I thought I would find the best Alexa skills for kids.
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Alexa Homeschool My Child – Maths
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Math Mania provides a variety of game modes including addition only, subtraction only, multiplication only, division only, algebra only, fractions only, money only, or really challenge yourself and play the everything mode! Activate this skill by saying, “Alexa, ask Math Mania to play.” Download free skill UK / USA
The Queens Mathematician
Mischievous elves have kidnapped the Tree Queen, and she can only be rescued if you, her best mathematician, unlock the charms that are keeping her hidden. Kids 6-8 use early elementary maths facts, solve word problems, and stretch their imaginations and vocabularies in a quirky treehouse castle full of surprises and kid-friendly humour.
Challenge your elementary computing skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparison, etc. There are three modes easy, medium and hard with increasing levels of difficulty. Your challenge can be saved throughout the day, so it’s easy to stop and start the challenge whenever you have a few minutes in your day. Enable by saying, “Alexa, Open one two three” Download free skill UK / USA
Learn Times Tables
Learn your multiplication times tables. The basic usage allows you to choose a number and have Alexa read out the multiplication times tables for that number from 1 to 10. Enable by saying, ”Alexa, open Learn Times Tables’‘. Download free skill UK / USA
Alexa Homechool my Child – English
Amazon Story time
Turn any time into Storytime with Amazon, a free Alexa skill for kids age6 5-12. Explore a collection of more than 100 short stories. Enable by saying, “Alexa, open Amazon Storytime” Download free skill UK / USA
Spelling Assistant lets you find out how to spell any word you want some help with. Just ask the Spelling Assistant how to spell your word and it will respond with the answer. Enable by saying, ‘‘Alexa, ask Spelling Assistant to spell xxxxx for me’.’ Download free skill UK. If you are looking for a spelling curriculum for homeschoolers check out my recent post.
Word of the Day
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!
Enable by saying, “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?” Download free skill UK / USA
Alexa Homechool My Child – News
Question of the Day
Every day, Question of the Day poses a new trivia question for you to respond to, from arts and entertainment to literature and science. Question of the Day is a great way to both test and improve your cultural literacy. Collect points and hear how others have answered. Enable by saying, ‘‘Alexa, ask Question of the Day.’‘. Download free skill UK / USA
As part of your Flash Briefing, Alexa will provide a brief update on the current weather conditions and the forecast for the day. Enable by saying, ‘‘Alexa, what’s in the news?’.’ Download free skill UK / USA
Alexa Homeschool my Child – Languages
If you are homeschooling check out our post on foreign language for homeschoolers.
Learn Greek & Latin Root Words
Did you know that over 60% of English words have a Latin or Greek root word? This skill provides a Greek or Latin root word, the definition of that word, and examples of English words where you’ll find the Greek or Latin root. Get started by saying, “Alexa, teach me root words.” Download free skill UK / USA
Use the Translated skill to ask Alexa to translate short sentences FROM ENGLISH into 37 languages. Alexa will read out the translation for you so you can learn how to pronounce it. After the skill replies, you can say “Slow Down” if you want to listen to the translation again more slowly. You can also say “Repeat” and it will repeat the translation. Enable by saying, ‘Alexa open Translated’. Download free skill UK / USA
Alexa Skills for Kids – Science
Check out our homeschool science curriculum post.
Science Questions Answered – Flash Briefing
Science Questions Answered is the perfect flash briefing for those learning about science and still, have lots of questions. What is a black hole? Where is the moon in the daytime? These kinds of science questions are exactly what we are here to help you answer. Enable by saying, “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?” Download free skill UK / USA
This skill tells the user a series of random weird science facts on a variety of topics. Each fact is fun to know and hard to believe. Enable by saying, “‘Alexa, open Weird Science'” Download free skill UK / USA
Alexa Skills for Kids – History
If you are looking for a fun homeschool history curriculum check out our latest post.
This Day in History
Check in daily to find out about the historical events that happened on this day and every other day of the year. Come back each day and hear the top historical event of the day. Use the phrase, “Alexa, launch This Day in History,” to get started. Download free skill UK / USA
Alexa Homeschool my Child – Geography
If you are looking for a homeschool geography curriculum check out my latest post.
Ever wonder what the rovers on Mars are doing? Here’s your chance to ask NASA Mars. Use the NASA Mars skill to learn about Mars and get the latest rover updates directly from NASA. Mission team members write the updates weekly. Say, “Alexa, open NASA Mars,” to check on the “red planet”. Download free skill UK / USA
National Geographic Geo Quiz
Put your geography knowledge to the test with this skill. Six new questions are released every day. Enable by saying, “Alexa, play Geo Quiz.” Download free skill UK / USA
Fun Alexa Skills for Kids
If you need a “brain break,” a way to get the wiggles out, or just a quick reset to your day, Animal Workout will do the trick! Kids are told to become different animals while getting exercise. Alexa will offer up encouraging words as they go along to also boost motivation and confidence. Enable by saying, “Alexa, open Animal Workout” Download free skill UK / USA
Brushing your teeth doesn’t have to be a chore. Chompers walks your kids through the correct brushing technique while keeping them entertained. Alexa will tell jokes, teach your kids about tooth bacteria and play fun music while your young ones brush, with separate routines customised for morning and night brushing. Enable by saying, “Alexa, start Chompers from Gimlet” Download free skill UK / USA
Older children will enjoy testing their knowledge with Jeopardy! This is an American quiz show that questions that don’t make it to air. On the Echo Show and Echo Spot you’ll even see the questions written on the background. Just remember to answer in the form of a question. Enable by saying, “Alexa, play Jeopardy!” Download free skill UK / USA
With Animal Game, Alexa will ask you to think of an animal, and then ask a series of questions to try and figure out what animal you have in mind. Enable by saying, “Alexa, start Animal Game” Download free skill UK / USA
The Magic Door
The Magic Door is an Alexa-powered interactive adventure game with original stories. You can tell Alexa what choices to make as you explore a magical land with various regions, including a forest, sea, garden and castle. You will collect hidden items, solve riddles, and help magical creatures. Enable by saying, ‘Alexa, open the magic door‘ Download free skill UK / USA
Curiosity delivers the most interesting facts and perspectives that ignite your natural curiosity and keep your brain sharp. Let Alexa surprise you with in-depth knowledge on thousands of subjects from history and art to science and technology. Enable by saying, “Alexa, open Curiosity.” Download free skill UK / USA
What are your favourite Alexa skills for kids? Please let me know in the comments below and I will add them to my list. I hope you have enjoyed our Alexa Homeschool my child post!
Last Updated on 17 September 2021 by homeschoolof1