In today's connected environment, it's important to have very short stories to tell. They can be used as in-between stories, streaming moments, or combined into anthologies. But it's key to remember these shorts are complete series with fully developed stories, with plots and conflict and resolution. The only difference? They're short.
Walking in someone's shoes for a day to see life from there point of view; a Dad who has to pretend to be a superhero to get the boring chores done; mindful monsters who externalize a child's inner struggles, enabling them to communicate with their own emotions; a pair of Laurel and Hardy-esque pandas who learn (unintentionally) about the relationship between music and math; a boy with an otter for a best friend discovers in the mischevious otter the embodiment of his own boyhood.
All these shorts are designed to engage and entertain. But underneath, they're built on theories of Social-Emotional Learning. Through such stories, we model kindness and empathy and courage to young children—all while making them laugh.