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The Minecraft Guide For Parents

by Cori Dusmann

Pearson Education | December 17, 2013 | Trade Paperback |

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Is Minecraft a game? A computerized construction toy? This book helps you to 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. The Minecraft Guide for Parents 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 even play alongside them. Moving beyond the basics, this practical guide explores larger questions such as online safety, be it playing in multiplayer 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, The Minecraft Guide for Parents is inviting and accessible to all, regardless of computer or gaming skills, and offers practical help and new ways to connect with children who play this exciting and creative game. You'll learn to:
  • Make playing Minecraft a rewarding experience for your kids-and the entire family.
  • Set limits and ensure the computer doesn't become a source of conflict.
  • Take advantage of the social aspects of Minecraft and keep your kids safe online.
  • Gather supplies, craft items, and build structures.
  • Avoid monsters-or remove them from the game altogether.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: December 17, 2013

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0321957377

ISBN - 13: 9780321957375

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The Minecraft Guide For Parents

The Minecraft Guide For Parents

by Cori Dusmann

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: December 17, 2013

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0321957377

ISBN - 13: 9780321957375

Table of Contents

 

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

Appendix

Glossary

Index

From the Publisher

Is Minecraft a game? A computerized construction toy? This book helps you to 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. The Minecraft Guide for Parents 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 even play alongside them. Moving beyond the basics, this practical guide explores larger questions such as online safety, be it playing in multiplayer 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, The Minecraft Guide for Parents is inviting and accessible to all, regardless of computer or gaming skills, and offers practical help and new ways to connect with children who play this exciting and creative game. You'll learn to:
  • Make playing Minecraft a rewarding experience for your kids-and the entire family.
  • Set limits and ensure the computer doesn't become a source of conflict.
  • Take advantage of the social aspects of Minecraft and keep your kids safe online.
  • Gather supplies, craft items, and build structures.
  • Avoid monsters-or remove them from the game altogether.

About the Author

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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