After a couple of recent exposures to the concept, today my son Tucker has been asking a lot if we can watch a show or movie “with lightsabers.”
(Well, “lie-sah-bows” or “lay-see-bees” or “lah-say-bays,” etc.)
I mean, it’s like every geek parent’s dream to have their child, of their own accord, take an interest in Star Wars! I don’t want to be That Geek, who forces stuff on his kids. I try my best to go with what he takes an interest in. So the fact that he is asking is big for me.
But . . . wow . . . my little Padawan is only THREE, guys.
I honestly don’t think he’s ready for the movies. Or even the Clone Wars animated series, to be honest. And he probably won’t be for a while, in the sense that he will actually enjoy the movies, never mind understand them or just not be scared by them.
Most of what I read suggests that age 6 to 10 is the best age, although I’m sure opinions differ. And all of this is completely secondary to the very important discussion of in what order to show him the movies, when the time comes (I happen to think there is a lot of merit in the Machete Order).
In the meantime, I’m thinking maybe my best move is to avoid Star Wars tv and movies altogether for now, and start with some books.
Any recommendations on good Star Wars stuff that is toddler-appropriate without being awful?