Each week, we take a look at new and important Alexa skills you might want to consider enabling for your Alexa device. Amazon continues to improve Alexa with its own updates, but skills are software components that allow Alexa users to extend functionality across all Alexa-enabled devices in use for very specific functions.
This week’s skill: Chompers
Description: Make tooth time easy with this morning and night tooth brushing show for kids. When it’s time for your family to brush teeth, say “Alexa, start Chompers.” Kids will hear jokes, riddles, stories, fun facts, silly songs and more, that’ll keep them giggling — and brushing — for the full two minutes that dentists recommend. To help your family build good brushing habits, Chompers counts the times you brush and celebrates your streaks. Chompers will have kids reminding parents that it’s time to brush, not the other way around!
Real world use: We actually found this skill a couple weeks back but our 7-year old has been testing it for us since then. And – she loves it. Rushing to brush teeth in the mornings to get to school on time or at night trying to meet an arranged bedtime can have adverse coincidences. Unless your teeth are brushed fully, it can be almost like not having brushed them at all.
The Chompers skill makes brushing interesting enough and fun enough that our 7-year old sticks around until the very end. This way we’re positive that she’s getting a good teeth cleaning. Chompers incorporates the brushing action into the fun, so its not like your kid can just stop brushing and listen to a podcast.
Using the skill is easy. Just say…
“Alexa, start Chompers from Gimlet“
Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Echo 2, Dot, Tap, Echo Spot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, Echo Look, Echo Connect, Dash Wand, Amazon Cloud Cam, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs, in the Music app, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with Reverb.ai.
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