I’m a huge Star Wars fan, and as a parent, I’ve been excited to introduce my girls to the Star Wars universe. With my oldest only being 3, I haven’t had a great way to do that.
The movies are too intense, and probably wouldn’t hold her interest anyway. The Clone Wars series is too dark, and Rebels is great, but still has some scary elements. But now we have Forces of Destiny.7
Forces of Destiny is a series of 8 short YouTube videos (the longest is just over 3 minutes long) featuring strong women of the Star Wars universe including Princess Leia, Rey, Jyn Erso, Ahsoka Tano, Padme Amidala, and Sabine Wren. Best of all, with the exception of the late Carrie Fisher, all of the characters are voiced by their original (or Clone Wars) actors.
There are some action scenes, but none of them are too violent or scary. However, I recommend you watch them first and make the right decision for your children.
I love that my girls can watch women being awesome, and that they get excited about a universe and characters I love dearly.
Forces of Destiny