Kids have always noticed Star Wars, even before The Force Awakens was in the works.They always see Star Wars merchandise in the toy aisles, a number of Leias and Hans on Halloween, and R2D2 T-shirts in the clothing section of Target. And when they get old enough to realize these toys, costumes, and clothes are associated with an amazing movie, they are about ask a series of questions about Star Wars. Especially since the Star Wars movies started at one point, and then the newer movies went to prequels, the basics can get confusing to kids.
Your child’s Star Wars-related inquiries might confuse you, even if you are a fan of the franchise. And although the idea of sitting them down to a Star Wars marathon may sound enticing, you probably don’t have the time for that right now (and, depending on your child’s age, they might not have the attention span. To help you answer your child’s inquiries about Han’s furry friend or to help you explain The Phantom Menace, we’ve outlined a few questions your child is bound to ask about Star Wars, and the best way to answer. After all, you want them to be prepared for December 18.