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.
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Cori Dusmann is an educator, writer, and homeschooling gamer parent who lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her 14-year-old son. With a B.A. in child counseling, Cori has spent over 20 years working with children and youth ages 2 through 17 in a variety of settings. Working predominantly with children with challenging behaviors, she has found gaming to be a source of common ground. Cori is also a writer and reviewer and regularly reviews for Quill and Quire, the Canadian publishing industry’s monthly magazine, and her reviews have been printed in the Vancouver Sun, the Globe and Mail, and The National Post.
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