I find it fascinating that most categories have top skills that are largely either innovative uses of voice technology or cheap gags/copyright infringements. This category is no different. On one hand, you have the award winning Kids Court, and on the other, Poop Poems.
It’s worth noting that the Baby Shark skill is another example of a popular skill’s obvious copyright infringement. If you’re a skill developer looking for inspiration, it really seems like “borrowing” from a popular brand is a fairly risk-free and easy way to publish a potentially popular skill (without having to put too much thought into it)! I’m honestly surprised the Scooby-Doo skill is by Warner Brothers.
Poop Poems by cwiggy – 4 out of 5, 1997 ratings, 30 reviews
Combine the nursery rhymes and poems they know, with the poop talk they love.Simply ask Alexa to play a poop poem, and a random one will be chosen each time.
Random review: but keep adding more (5 out of 5)
The Name Game (banana-fana) by Alex Rosen – 4.1 out of 5, 742 ratings, 37 reviews
Kids love playing The Name Game with Alexa. For example, just say “Alexa, open The Name Game and use Jenny” and Alexa will say “Jenny jenny bo-benny, banana-fana fo-fenny, fee fi mo-menny, Jenny.”
Random review: It says it’s a game, but I never played it and I don’t understand the rules.I’m not sure what purpose it has since this is a game that says this crazy phrase.I’m giving it 3 stars for making me do a sensible chuckle and replay it about a dozen times. (3 out of 5)
Baby-Shark Sing and Dance by CanTinh – 4.2 out of 5, 422 ratings, 1 reviews
This is a funny shortened song with the light ring – unofficial Baby-Shark, if you want to play the original song, please say “Alexa, play the song Baby-Shark”).
Random review: FABULOUS! It’s my grandbaby’s favorite thing to sing, dance, listen, and watch on the Alexa! (5 out of 5)
Math Facts – Math Practice for Kids by AWzone – 4.2 out of 5, 421 ratings, 20 reviews
Math Facts gives you practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Problems come in sets of five. If you get enough of them right, Alexa will give you a silly message of congratulations.
Random review: We need to be able to practice a certain set of the math facts and Alexa cant access that.For example, the 3 x ?, multiplication facts. (3 out of 5)
Scooby Doo! Mystery Inc. Theater by Warner Bros. – 4.1 out of 5, 369 ratings, 48 reviews
This interactive storytelling experience puts you in control as you choose where and how the story unfolds.
Random review: Ok, this is the cutest thing ever. We played this as a part of our family Halloween party with the kids. Super fun and in classic Scooby style, not scary, just the right amount of campy-spooky. Seriously way better than watching a movie, especially since my kids are still pretty little. Love it! (5 out of 5)
Choose Your Own Adventure by Audible – 4.1 out of 5, 361 ratings, 30 reviews
You decide what happens next in these classic Choose Your Own Adventure® stories brought to you by Audible.
Random review: I’ve enjoyed sharing the Choose Your Own Adventure books with my children and we were excited to find these offered from Audible/Echo. We have just started exploring our first story, so these are early impressions. A few modifications could make the adaptations more accessible over Alexa.My youngest could use more time to make a choice as she often gets bumped out of the skill and has to restart where she left off.When restarting a section or a story, we would like a “skip” command to go straight to choices, so we don’t have to listen to the description of what a CYOA story is or re-read a particular section again.Overall, we are enjoying this new skill & will definitely continue through more endings of the stories despite some less than smooth adaptations to the audible format.Hope Audibleeventually adds more novels! (3 out of 5)
Kids Court by Pretzel Labs – 4.3 out of 5, 297 ratings, 100 reviews
Kids: Take your naughty friends, siblings or parents to Kids Court and get a ruling! When someone’s being unfair or nasty, bring them to court and let Lexy judge!
Random review: Super fun skill highly recommend it to lessen the tension and resolve disagreements in a fun way. Great for kids and adults! (5 out of 5)
Animal Rescue by www.opearlo.com – 4.2 out of 5, 286 ratings, 103 reviews
Engaging and interactive animal adventures perfect for bedtime! Currently supporting three adventures!
Random review: A really fun and educational game! I have a special needs older child. He loves the story and being involved in helping his baby panda. Activities like this one are great. (5 out of 5)
Toothbrush Time With Fun and Music by Voice Apps That Rock! – 4.2 out of 5, 117 ratings, 13 reviews
Toothbrush Time With Fun and Music is a skill that helps kids to enjoy brushing their teeth while listening to a fun toothbrush song.
Random review: We have finally found THE thing that gets the kids to brush their teeth with excitement, instead of us asking OVER and OVER! So happy we found this! (5 out of 5)
Kids Animal Sounds by John Thompson – 4.3 out of 5, 71 ratings, 34 reviews
This is a simple skill that allows your children to travel the world and listen to different animal sounds.
Random review: My kinder class loves it! Perfect for our letter/animal of the week! (5 out of 5)