Voice First Fiction
April 30, 2018

Tricky Teacher Now Available on Alexa!

Tellables is pleased to announce the launch of our new kid-friendly Amazon Alexa skill: Tricky Teacher. The skill follows the game formula of our popular Tricky Genie game. Children are encouraged to apply higher level thinking skills as they sort through three lesson books to find the one with the correct answer.

As with our Tricky Genie voice game, the Tricky Teacher skill offers lots of original content. The stories told by the Tricky Teacher are non-fiction, but they’re meant to be fun and engaging. Sound effects from the Amazon Alexa Sound Library enhance each lesson. We’ve also added support for the Amazon Echo Show and Spot to the game.

Our goal in designing Tricky Teacher has been to combine a fun voice-only game with a true learning experience. Each game is framed around a short science or history lesson. Players learn cool facts both during the lesson and afterwards, while vying for extra credit points.

Players receive a personalized game card in their Alexa app. The card includes the player’s score and the overall class leaderboard. The game card also includes a lesson summary and more fun topics for the child to explore.

Our hope is that children will enjoy the lesson topic, then use the prompts in the game card to dive deeper into the subject matter on their own, or with the help of a family member or friend.

If you enjoy learning games, give Tricky Teacher a try and let us know what you think!

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