Make your house smart for all ages
Got a few young ones running around? Or a little tyke who’s already tech-curious? Why not start them off on their own smart home routines, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Connected devices like smart light bulbs and smart speakers can be of immense help when life becomes too overwhelming around the house. For instance, if you need quick homework help, you can defer to a smart speaker with Alexa or the Google Assistant to help fill in the blanks. Or what about setting up smart bulb as a night light that goes off after the kids fall asleep? It saves a bit of energy and helps your child slowly acclimate to the dark.
If you’re curious about getting yourself and the kids started with smart devices, here are a few ideas of where to start. Best of all, you don’t have to be a technology expert to set these things up.
1. Bring home a digital friend
If you tell anyone you’re venturing into smartening up your home, the first suggestion you’re likely to hear is to get a smart speaker. For the most part, the leading options—Amazon Echo and Google Home—serve as helpful home controllers if you’re using connected devices all throughout the house. But they’re also programmed to help answer questions, making them perfect for kids.