Rakuten is offering FREE kids movies and TV shows to keep the little ones entertained during the lockdown

WITH schools closing and the nation retreating into their homes for the foreseeable future entertaining the kids in the coming weeks seems like a daunting task.

However, parents fear not as TV streaming service Rakuten has come to the rescue.

Rakuten, which is available as both an app and online, has a free section where you can access dozens of family friendly favourites.

Among the children’s TV shows available are Shaun the Sheep, Wallace and Gromit as well as Louie the bunny.

And when it come to films, the little ones can tune into Racing Stripes, a movie about a zebra who dreams of becoming a racehorse.

Fear not, it’s not all kids shows with several options available for parents to watch without charge.

The 2012 hit Gambit won’t cost you a penny to watch and you can also tune in to the Parisian romance Amelie.

All you have to do to access the free content is sign up for free account to start streaming, and you can even watch on your smart TV.

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