Create Kid Skills for Alexa

Build fun and educational voice experiences for kids

You can build voice experiences that engage the whole family, even the little ones. Whether you want to entertain kids or teach kids, you can build skills that engage young minds. Design an open-ended experience that invites exploration and unleashes creativity. Or create a more linear game with clear rules and ways to win. Get kids immersed in an exciting story or a fun puzzle. The opportunities are endless. Start building now to reach a whole new generation.

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Start building your kid skill with inspiration from these tutorials and templates.

Mix Master Kid Skill

Learn to guide kids through interactions and give them a sense of accomplishment.
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Interactive Adventure Games

Design and build a more complex game that takes players down various paths.
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Quiz Games

Create a fun, fill-in-the-blank quiz for kids to learn about interesting topics.
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Trivia Games

Build an educational multiple choice trivia game that keeps score.
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Additional Resources

How to Build Engaging Kid Skills

Learn tips for designing skills to engage kids.
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6 Tips for Building Stellar Kid Skills

Get a 10-page guide with links to helpful resources.
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Certification Tips for Kid Skills

Tips to get your child-directed skill certified.
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10 Tips for Stellar Kid Skills

Best practices to help you build incredible kid skills.
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See What Others Have Built

Tellables’ Tips for Fostering Consistent Customer Engagement

Tellables, the developer behind Tricky Genie and Listening Comprehension Practice, created three popular story-based skills designed to keep children engaged while developing their critical-thinking skills. Learn how they design successful skills for kids, from starting with the kid audience in mind, to consistently adding fresh content.

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Earn perks for publishing a skill

Every month, we reward developers who publish a skill with cool swag. Go ahead, knock your socks off. We’ve got you covered. Learn more

Build and host most skills for free

Alexa skill developers can apply to receive $100 in AWS promotional credits, with an additional $100 per month if the skill incurs usage charges. Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is meant by a kid skill?
A kid skill is any Alexa skill that is intended for children under the age of 13 (in India and US) or 16 (in Germany and the UK).
 

Q: Do I need to do anything differently when developing kid skills?
Yes.

  1. You are required to identify if your skill is child directed by selecting ‘Yes’ to the question, “Is this skill directed to or does it target children under the age of 13?” on the Privacy and Compliance tab in the Amazon Developer Console.
  2. Your skill must not include any advertising, make any products, content or services available for purchase, collect any personal information from end users, or include content not suitable for all ages.
  3. If you want to publish your skill in the US Store, please see the US FAQs for more information.
     

Q: Do product manufacturers that integrate Alexa Voice Service (AVS) need to do anything differently now that kid skills are available for Alexa?
No. Device manufacturers do not need to do anything differently to allow their customers to access child-directed skills.
 

Q: Can I now create an Alexa-enabled product for kids using AVS?
At this time, the Alexa Voice Service does not support child-directed devices.
 

Q: Do customers need to do anything differently to use kid skills?
Yes. Access to kid skills are turned off by default in India. When a customer in India tries to enable kid skill for the first time, Alexa will ask the customer to turn all kid skills on by following the steps in the Alexa app. Access to all kid skills only needs to be turned on once. They will not need to turn on access each time they enable subsequent kid skills. All kid skills can be turned off at any time in the Settings menu of the Alexa app. When turned off, kid skills cannot be used on the customer’s account.