Let Alexa Keep Tabs On The Family Chores

July 8, 2019

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With family chores, kids often spend more time protesting and less time doing the actual job. But why should you be the bad guy?  Put Alexa in charge! As with all of Alexa's skills, you need t first create a chore chart using Alexa Skill Blueprints, where you simply fill in the blanks of a template. Start by typing out the members of your household. Then begin assigning chores. There’s a list of tasks to choose from, or you can add your own. (You can assign the same chore to multiple people, if you’d like.) You can also have Alexa remind a family member about a chore at a specified day and time, on whichever device you choose. The by saying "Alexa, open chore chart," Alexa can read the chore list for a certain family member. It can also “log” a chore, marking it as done. You can find out who has completed the most chores over the course of a week by asking for the “chore score.” The Alexa chore chart can be motivating as you’re game-ifying chores, a tactic that works for kids and grownups and you’re keeping the emotion out of the chore delegation process since there is no arguing with Alexa.

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SOURCE: Lifehacker

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