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Highlights Magazine Amazon Alexa Skill

Ages 5+

Free to Enable on Amazon Echo

Enable Skill

 Available at Amazon

  • Laugh at silly jokes and tongue twisters
  • Think through brainteasers and riddles
  • Share stories and poems
  • Have fun with classic Highlights characters
  • Description
  • How to Enable the Skill
  • Awards

Open a Whole New World of Highlights Fun!

The classic children’s magazine is the basis for a new Alexa skill for Amazon Echo devices! Kids and parents will laugh at family-friendly jokes, terrific tongue twisters and mind-bending brainteasers. Inspire new dinner table topics with poems, BrainPlay questions and the good and bad behaviors of Goofus and Gallant. Kids can also listen to stories about animals, friendship, sports and more, plus hear the timeless advice of Ask Arizona.

PLUS, charming animated video stories for your Amazon Echo Show, so you can watch as well as listen!

The Highlights skill has received a 2018 Parent’s Picks Award in the category of Best Educational Product for Elementary Aged Children. Winners must pass a rigorous approval process with more than 50 criteria, including thinking skills, character building, ease of use, innovation and durability. 

Let your family enjoy it for themselves now, when you enable the skill and say, “Alexa, open Highlights!”

Here’s some of the great content you’ll find:

  • Classic Magazine Favorites, Reinvented as Amazon Echo Commands
  • Stories: Kid-friendly audio recordings of stories on a variety of topics
  • Jokes: Thousands of rib-tickling jokes and riddles
  • Tongue Twisters: Tricky phrases read three times, faster each time
  • Poems: Short verses that have appeared in Highlights magazine
  • BrainPlay: Open-ended questions that provide mental exercise
  • Goofus and Gallant: Examples of good and bad behavior with the familiar duo

Getting Started Is Easy

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone
  2. Under the Skills section of the App, search “Highlights”
  3. Tap on the Highlights Skill and tap the “Enable” button at the top of the page
  4. You may receive additional prompts for parental control, but you should be able to interact with the Highlights Skill in minutes!

Please reach out to with comments or questions!

2018 Parent’s Picks Award Winner — Best Educational Product for Elementary Aged Children

Winners of this award must pass a rigorous approval process with more than 50 criteria, including quality, thinking skills, engagement, character building, ease of use, innovation and durability.


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