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Amazon Prime is making kids' shows free for all viewers

By Oliver Strand

Good news for parents with energetic kids: Amazon Prime took down the paywall for some of its children's content, making a number of its kids shows free for all viewers. Now your little one can enjoy more shows—from Pete the Cat and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie to Danger and Eggs and Gortimer Gibbons—at no additional cost to you.

It's a part of a wide-reaching trend of companies giving free content to kids who are now socially distanced from their friends, and asked to spend their days at home. From virtual storytimes to online classes, there's plenty to keep those young minds occupied.

First, you need an Amazon account to access the shows. (Signing up for an Amazon account is free.) Then, take your pick of fantastic children's programming for kids ages 11 and under. The selection of free content is limited, but there are some solid shows in the lineup, including a number of programs from PBS Kids—here's your chance to catch up on The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

As any parent or caregiver will tell you right now, remote learning isn't always smooth sailing. Giving kids more choice is. Good thing—every little bit helps. 

While you're at it, be sure to check out our favorite TV shows for kids—from Peppa Pig to Doc McStuffins—or enjoy a marathon of the best family movies.

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