It’s been a tough time for all the parents cooped up with children during the Coronavirus quarantine. Thankfully, pop culture has been doing its best to help out: Disney released Frozen II early on Disney+ and recent films like Onward are coming to digital earlier than anticipated. Now, Amazon is getting into the game, with reports that the streaming service is doing its part to help kids and parents by dropping its Prime paywall. This means Amazon will provide full (and free) worldwide access to all its kids shows, and we swear we just heard the collective sigh of all parents everywhere.
You can easily access the landing page for all free titles by visiting this link. Among the specials that will be available are programs such as The Dangerous Book for Boys, Lost in Oz, Just Add Magic, Pete the Cat, Costume Quest, Tumble Leaf, Bug Diaries, Creative Galaxy, Jessy & Nessy, Wishenpoof, Annedroids, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, The Snowy Day, and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. The streamer will also offer various seasons of the following PBS series: Arthur, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Odd Squad, Cailou, Cyberchase, and Dinosaur Train.
To access any of the video titles, you just need an Amazon account — though it’s worth noting that if you’re a Prime member, you also have the option to subscribe to PBS Kids through Amazon for $4.99 a month for more content. Additionally, through IMDb TV, Amazon has made over 80 family-friendly movies available, including classics such as All Dogs Go to Heaven, Rugrats Go Wild, and The Muppets Take Manhattan. (There are ads you have to wade through, but it’s a small price to pay when you’re not actually paying.)
The world may seem bleak, but at least pop culture is helping your kids stay occupied (and educated) for as long as they have to be home, and that definitely counts for something.
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