I love freebies. I often write about the best ones I find so other parents can score these great deals too. So here is my current fave—the free movies available from the National Film Board of Canada.
Now if you just rolled your eyes and uttered to yourself “boring documentaries,” please indulge me and check out their site. Yes, there are documentaries (fabulous ones), but there are also dozens of free kids’ movies and shorts to entertain your little ones, whether you are killing time in a doctor’s office or hitting the road on vacation. Your kids might already be familiar with some of the offerings such as Peep and the Big Wide World or The Sweater, an animated short of Roch Carrier’s classic tale, The Hockey Sweater. If you are a parent of a certain age you will probably remember the Log Driver’s Waltz, the sing-along animated short about a young woman who loves to dance with a log driver because he knows how to “step lightly.”
You can watch the hundreds of movies that are available online, or stream the movies on the platform of your choice with one of the NFB’s free apps. It’s a great alternative to shelling out for the latest Hollywood release.
—Robin, CF’s executive editor