Ever since my time at Mom 2.0 this year, I’ve been getting acquainted more with Amazon. Not that I didn’t know about the amazingess of the retail giant, but I am growing to love them more as their commitment to children and their imaginations and play continues to improve. They’ve partnered with HBO & Sesame Street Workshop to bring you a new skill! Through their new animated feature Esme & Roy, children will learn how to handle new situations and big challenges. I was sent a complimentary Echo to test out the skill with my little monsters, and even at their “advanced” age – they got right down with it, proving yet again, you’re never too old to learn a skill.
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Also, let me just take the time to say that with the number of times that I’ve said skill in this post, I’m totally thinking of Napoleon Dynamite. Now you are too. You’re welcome.
What will the new Esme & Roy Skills do?
The skill is built with growing brains in mind.
From Sesame Workshop and HBO, the skill is designed with interactive elements which will encourage kids to use their imaginations.
The skill is designed to help calm kids down.
Parents and kids can summon the Calm Down Song at any time.
Your kids will have fun.
Dance the Monster Shimmy, meet fun new characters and laugh about meatballs.
Testing the Esme & Roy Skills
Don’t know what to say? It’s okay! I’ll start you off with a simple script, and then you can continue as you get more comfortable. I’m also including the video below to give you visual and audio guidance just in case that’s your learning jam. I get it.
To enable the skill, say, “Alexa, open Esme & Roy.”
Monster meltdowns got your little ones down? Say, “Alexa, ask Esme and Roy for the Calm Down Song.”
Want to have a monster dance party? Say, “Alexa, ask Esme and Roy for a Monster Dance Party.”
Having trouble? Say, “Alexa, help,” at any point during the skill.
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Esme & Roy air on HBO Family and can be streamed on HBO GO which is a free streaming service for those who subscribe to HBO through a TV provider.