Summer is right around the corner, and for families with school-aged kids it’s a big change of pace. School is out, the weather is warmer, and the days are longer. All of this means there is a lot more time to fill and activities to plan for your crew. Here are a few tech products that might just help fill the void, and provide some fun in the process.
You already know plenty about the Amazon Echo, but they have a brand new product that might help you out as you head into summer. The Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, but with a screen included for easy viewing of YouTube videos, photos, weather forecasts, your nursery cam, to-do lists, and much more. You can even make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App.
Sometimes, all you need to change the mood of your home is a little music. And it’s super easy to do that with a Bluetooth speaker. There are tons to choose from, but this waterproof one from Bose is one of the best on the market. So bring it poolside, to the park, or keep it around the house for a dance party with the kids at a moments notice.
Our friends at Circle with Disney have an excellent item that is perfect for this list called Circle. Circle helps you manage all the devices in your home by pairing with your wifi network. You don’t need new software on each device to manage them, and you can set time limits, filter content, set a bedtime, or even pause the internet for your crew during a moment when you need their attention. It’s perfect for changing summer schedules. You can even use our apps and the Chore Connection to give kids rewards through Circle!
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…And speaking of our apps, they are great tools for parents to utilize during the summer months, too. As mentioned, schedules are changing, and the kids are spending more time at home, which means more messes. But, this can also mean more opportunities for chores and rewards, so check out one of our great apps to help you get through the summer months.
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This kid-safe 3D printing pen melts plastic that cools and hardens rapidly, allowing kids to literally draw in the air. An excellent way to let kids dig into their creative side during downtime this summer.