Last Updated on 4th March 2020

Hands up if Santa is bringing an Alexa to your home this Christmas ✋

We are here to help you and your family get the most out of your Alexa; safety settings, funny questions to ask and the best age-appropriate apps the entire family can enjoy.

What do I need?
– An Amazon Device with Alexa
– An Amazon Account

Which restrictions can I apply?
– Ability to use certain apps
– In-app purchases
– Access to Inappropriate content

Setting up your Alexa Device

Create an age appropriate account for your child. This restricts a child’s access to inappropriate apps and inappropriate content through voice web searches.


  • Log in to your Amazon account on a web browser

  • Go to ‘Your Account’ dropdown and click ‘Your Account’

  • Under ‘Shopping Programmes’ click ‘Amazon Household’

  • Click ‘Add a child’

  • Enter the details of your child – make sure you enter their correct birth year so they see age appropriate content

  • Click ‘Manage Your Content and Devices’

  • Here you can control what content your child can access and on what device

Restrict in-app purchases

This restricts the device being used to buy app add-ons and also deliveries from Amazon.


  • Open the Alexa App on your phone (find this in the App Store/Google Play Store) or visit

  • Tap the Menu icon

  • Tap ‘Settings’

  • Tap ‘Voice Purchasing’

  • Add a 4-digit pin and tap save to set up the pin. Alternatively, you can disable voice purchasing altogether

Fun Questions

For your Voice Assistant to work you need to say “Alexa” before each command. Here are some ones to get you started:

  • “Alexa, which came first: chicken or egg?”

  • “Alexa, rock, paper, scissors”

  • “Alexa, I am your father”

  • “Knock knock”

  • “Alexa, Marco!”

  • “Alexa, sing Baby Shark”

  • “Alexa, tell me a fact about dinosaurs”

Apps (called Skills)

Amazon calls their apps Skills. Alexa Skills can be enabled from the web or the Alexa App. Just search the name of the Skill you want to add and click ‘Enable.’ You need to turn on ‘Kids Skills’ in your Alexa App to allow children in your care to access age-appropriate skills.

Little Kids

Big Kids


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