Thank you to WEYV for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
Is homework bogging you down? When Red climbs down the bus stairs, we take the short trek home to our homework space. I’ve done my best to create a clean, focused space for homework, day after day, to minimize distractions while we work on Red’s task list. Somedays, the small load can feel as big as a Stegosaurus, so I decided to introduce a tool from school that Red knows well! Give your kids a Brain Break during homework time with WEYV, a new Alexa-enabled app. It’s easy to create a jammin’ playlist to relieve your stress and hold a kitchen dance party!
Here’s How We Brain Break
Red was kind enough to let me take photos and videos during a routine homework session, where he showed me how easily he can get frustrated. After we used our new WEYV subscription to dance with our Amazon Echo Show, he answered some questions about what he likes to do for Brain Breaks. In WEYV, you can create your own playlist, or listen to our public Brain Break Playlist by asking, “Alexa, tell WEYV to play the Brain Break Playlist!” Just tap on LISTEN then BROWSE and then KIDS. It will be the first playlist under the KIDS section. Enjoy!
Set Up Your WEYV Playlist
Before your kiddo arrives home after school, go ahead and download your WEYV app on your smartphone or tablet. A larger screen is best if you’re ready to read a magazine or the plentiful e-books the app offers. The “For Kids” READ section is GREAT if you consistently need educational books or articles for your student to consume for reading or writing practice (It’s arranged by age, and you can bookmark favorites). You can also create a new playlist/station in the LISTEN section, naming it whatever you like. Keep in mind, the name is what you will call the playlist when asking Alexa to play it, so keep it simple!
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Enable WEYV with Alexa
Next up, open the Alexa app on your device. Search for WEYV in the skills section, and enable the app. It should be VERY easy to find… I only had one result. After you click ENABLE SKILL, you’ll be able to see the easy command for Alexa to hear. If you need help, visit WEYV’s video explaining the process here. Next, practice asking for your playlist by name. Red had it down after one or two practice sessions and can now ask for his own playlist! This is a great way to make sure my kid plays music I have approved beforehand. Red gets all his favorites and can pause his playlist at any time.
Get Your Brain Break On
Now you’re ready! When a homework task has you bogged down, or you’re in between math sheets and your science project, take a dance break! Cue up your WEYV playlist with a simple command from Alexa, and boogie on down. Red asked me for his favorite songs like “Who Let The Dogs Out” and “Catchy Song.” We can easily swap his top hits on WEYV and even make Scarlett her own playlist when she joins in the fun.
Get WEYV for Free
By using promo code “RHBABYMAMA”, you can get WEYV for free for two months, with no credit card required. No strings attached! Download the App at WEYV.com and enable the Alexa skill as seen in the video above. It’s that easy! See more from #WEYV on their YouTube channel: @WEYVapp.
Did you know? WEYV is COPPA compliant. If you, the parent, create a Child profile in your WEYV account, the default setting ensures the child is not exposed to any explicit content in the app when using it under that profile. I know Red can add his own songs and read his own e-books without worrying about assisting him each moment he’s reading. You can find more information about WEYV’s COPPA compliance and adding a child profile to your account here.