TikTokers are renowned for being ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest trends and life-hacks and making the most of your smart home devices is no exception. Parents on the app are sharing their favourite Alexa life-hacks that make their day a little easier.
Accounts like momlikeaboss_ (4.3M likes) and ywmfamily (4.8M likes) have grown followings for uncovering some of the best parenting skills and hacks Amazon’s Alexa has to offer to help keep the whole family entertained, set reminders, assist with chores around the house.
“Alexa, open Choose your own Adventure”
Parenting TikTokers have had fun with Alexa’s ‘choose your own adventure’ skill, which takes bedtime stories to a new level as kids are led through interactive tales by a narrated voice. In each professionally narrated story, parents and children become the adventurer who makes choices to decide their fate, at just a simple command.
“Alexa, where did I put that annoying toy”
Ever wish that you could remember where you hid that Christmas present for the kids a year ago? Alexa’s memory skill ensures that you never lose your keys, phone or the school shoes again. Simply tell Alexa when you sit the object down and when you can’t find it and you are in a rush, she will remind you exactly where it is!
“Alexa, open hide and seek”
Families love Alexa’s take on the classic game of hide and seek. In this version of the game, everyone hides as Alexa plays the seeker and tries to guess their location.
Especially popular with TikTok mums, Alexa’s whisper mode means if you whisper to Alexa, she’ll whisper right back. Perfect for setting timers for chores, setting a reminder to replace your kid’s chocolate, avoid waking your kids, or pets, up from their nap, or asking those tricky questions you’d rather others didn’t hear.
If the kids are fans of Spongebob, they will love this skill with Alexa. Simply say “Alexa, play the Spongebob challenge” and they will engage in a fun memory game where they are waiters at the Krusty Krab and take orders. The game increases in difficulty as the kids have to remember more and more orders.