Could Amazon’s Alexa quietly become your child’s best friend?

Amazon has played the role of bookstore, department store, grocery store — and now — parent.

The online retail giant, which announced record earnings on Thursday, announced a new device, Echo Dot Kids Edition, and services for parents and kids on Wednesday, complete with kid-friendly songs, bedtime limits and educational Q&As. It will be released on May 9.

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Here’s a rundown of what’s on offer:

• An Echo Dot Kids Edition: This is the children’s version of the existing Echo device, which houses the by-now familiar voice of Alexa.

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