Amazon is leaning into the online content they provide families and the timing couldn't be better. More of us are tackling remote learning and trying to work from home. We need solutions that can get our kids safe content and keep them secure. To start, Amazon is doing a bit of rebranding. Amazon FreeTime and Amazon FreeTime Unlimited are now Amazon Kids and Amazon Kids+. Now, let's talk about the Amazon solutions to help parents with distance learning
Amazon Solutions to Help Parents with Distance Learning
Families can use Amazon Devices and Alexa to stay organized this unconventional school year. Amazon Kids and Amazon Kids+, Amazon has created brand new features that families can use on their devices to help with at-home or in-person learning, such as connecting Alexa directly to your school’s platform.
Parents can stay on top of your kid's coursework and get updates directly from school. Alexa Skills are now available to match the learning platform used by your school system, including Canvas, Infinite Campus, Coursera, ParentSquare and Kickboard. Parents and students 13+ can ask, “Alexa, do I have any homework?” to get all your upcoming due dates.
Need more help? You can now even ask Alexa directly by saying, “Alexa, how can you support remote learning?” and Alexa will reply with “I can answer questions about a variety of common academic subjects from arithmetic to chemistry, and grammar to U.S. History. Just try asking, ‘What do you know about Math?’ or ‘Can you help me with Geography?’”
With the Alexa Skill School Schedule Blueprint, just fill out an easy-to-use template from the Alexa app or online to build a personalized schedule that Alexa will read aloud each day, like reminders for class and school activities.
Ski Moms Fun Podcast
The struggle is real, but the rewards are great. Welcome to the Ski Moms Fun Podcast a chat for women who love the outdoors and do the hard work of getting families out into the snow to play. Meet Your Hosts The Ski Moms Fun Podcast is hosted by Sarah Butler and Nicole ...read more
The Books Parents Need to Get Started on the College Search
We've got a high school junior and are starting to educate ourselves on the college process. I always rely on the advice of parents who've been there and experts to help me along the way. Two new books are the perfect reads for those of us embarking on this journey. Here are the ...read more
Preserve Recycles Toothbrushes
Put those used brushes back to work with this cool new Mail Back program from Preserve. These guys always amaze me with uses for our old yogurt cups. The Mail Back Pack is a revolutionary approach to packaging. When you are done with your toothbrush, you just send it back to ...read more
Ask Alexa to print math, vocabulary, science and writing worksheets, coloring sheets, and more via your wireless printer for every supplemental at-home learning need with the new Jumpstart Alexa Skill.
New Experiences for Kids
When it's time to play, Amazon has plenty of options. There's a new home screen theme within Amazon Kids that looks and feels more like a grown-up tablet. There's also more music. Now kids can enjoy hundreds of new video titles hand-selected for kids ages 6 to 12, including gaming playthrough videos and PG and live-action titles. Kids also now have easy access to music stations from iHeartRadio Family.
If you have an Echo device in your home, kids will now be able to use their Fire tablet to broadcast a message in their voice to everyone in the home. This feature needs to be enabled and parental consent is required.
Are you ready to upgrade your devices? Find out more about Amazon Kids+
MORE BACK TO SCHOOL ORGANIZATION FROM MOMTRENDS
- Get organized with Mabels Labels
- Five ways to put a positive spin on back to school
- Best desks for kids
Use Pinterest to save your favorite recipes. Be sure to follow our Back to School board for more tips.