Stories like Star Wars can help children understand the mysterious world around them by using characters and readily comprehensible plots to present scary, complicated ideas like “the dark side” and dealing with the pressure to do what’s right in the face of what’s easy.

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Don’t Get Oscar-Baited

Red carpets and glimmering statuettes are fun, but don’t let the haters convince you it’s all smoke and mirrors. Whether it’s a Hollywood blockbuster or a carefully crafted YouTube video, visual storytelling puts our lives and our experiences in context.

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