Play the Game: The Parent's Guide to Video Games / Edition 1

Play the Game: The Parent's Guide to Video Games / Edition 1

by Jeannie Novak, Luis Levy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598633414

ISBN-13: 9781598633412

Pub. Date: 08/10/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Redefine the way you look at video games and how they relate to you and your children! "Play the Game: The Parents Guide to Video Games" explores how electronic games can be used to strengthen communication between parents and children as well as revolutionize the way we live. Written in an accessible style and language, Play the Game is perfect for any parent,

Overview

Redefine the way you look at video games and how they relate to you and your children! "Play the Game: The Parents Guide to Video Games" explores how electronic games can be used to strengthen communication between parents and children as well as revolutionize the way we live. Written in an accessible style and language, Play the Game is perfect for any parent, from those who are unfamiliar with video games to those who are active gamers themselves. Through interviews and analysis with experts and families like yours, you'll discover how to use games to enhance parent-child and family relationships, for education, and as a career path. Provides parents with: -A comprehensive guide to the video games currently available on the market including ratings, genre, intended audience, and educational use -Tips, research, and advice from game developers, educators, psychologists, parents, and teens -Information on game development as a career, including examples of higher education programs and how to start building important skill-sets -A listing of useful additional references so that readers can continue to explore the role of video games in today's society Discover new ways to connect with your children through video games with "Play the Game!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598633412
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/10/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Where It All Began Chapter 2 - Games 101 Chapter 3 - You and Your Kids Chapter 4 - The Social Game Chapter 5 - Playing to Learn Chapter 6 - Game Makers Chapter 7 - Work and Play Chapter 8 - Know Your Game

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