Whether at home on a snowy day or getting together with the family over the holidays, your Google Assistant provides an easy way to learn and have fun as a family. Today, we’re introducing new experiences, designed specifically for families with kids so they can learn, play and imagine together.


Google Assistant has gained new experiences for families in Canada, just in time for the holidays. According to the company in a blog post:

Those with a Google Home, Google Home Mini or through the Google Assistant mobile app, can summon the following new experiences from:

  • Boukili Audio – say “Ok Google, Parler avec Boukili Audio” and get access to over 120 interactive books, with 70 exclusive to Google Assistant. French only
  • CBC Kids News – say “Hey Google, Play CBC Kids News,” and hear local, national and International news stories. English only
  • The Wiggles: Choose your own adventure with Emma – say “Hey Google, talk to the Wiggles”. English only
  • Call Santa – say “Hey Google, call Santa.” English only
  • Hatchimals Character Alarms – coming in 2019! say “Hey Google, set a Hatchimals alarm.”

More things you can say to Google Assistant are below, starting with “Hey Google”:


  • “Play Lucky Trivia for Families”
  • “Play Musical Chairs”
  • “Play Freeze Dance”
  • “Let’s play a game”


  • “Tell me a story”
  •  “Help me with my homework”
  • “Tell me a fun fact”
  •  “How do you say “Let’s have crêpes for breakfast” in French?”
  • “What does a whale sound like?” (try other animals!)
  • “What does a guitar sound like?” (try other instruments!)


  • “Give me a random challenge”
  • “Sing a song for me”
  • “Give me a tongue twister”
  • “Tell me a joke”

Perfect for the Holidays  

  • “Tell me a Santa joke”
  • “What’s your favourite Christmas cookie?”
  • “Tell me a holiday fact”