One of the things that I love most about YouTube is how many digital animation schools and small studios put up their animated shorts. Like short stories, they can be a quick pick-me-up (or downer, depending on the story), but most are well made with fantastic soundtracks, and the perfect length for when I’m waiting in the car after school or stuck with my phone somewhere for a few minutes. Some, I bookmark for my daughter.
Like these cute ones:
Not all of them are suitable for a seven-year-old, though, either because of the violent/mature/horrific content
Or they are really freaking sad