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A Parent’s Guidebook to Minecraft®
Is Minecraft® a game? A computerized construction toy? This book helps you understand exactly what Minecraft® is, why kids love it, and why it may offer much more than what you’ve come to expect from a game. A Parent’s Guidebook to Minecraft® is written for parents, caregivers, educators, and anyone else who has kids swept up in the Minecraft® phenomenon.
This handbook explains how to install, set up, and play the game, so that even adults with minimum computer literacy can step in and help their children–and play alongside them. Moving beyond the basics, this practical guide explores larger questions such as online safety, be it playing in multi-player worlds or posting on forums or YouTube. It also examines the social and academic advantages to be found in Minecraft® and offers realistic solutions to challenges such as time management and conflicts over computer use.
With a simple, friendly, and open style, A Parent’s Guidebook to Minecraft® offers practical help and new ways to connect with children who play this exciting and creative game.
You’ll learn to
Let’s Talk About Minecraft
Basics of the game
Introduction to types of worlds
Making Minecraft Fit Your Family
Online Safety Resources
Basic Game Play
Digging Deeper: Technical Specifics
Playing the Game: Beyond the Basics
See What I Made? : Sharing with the Outside World
The Bigger Picture