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The Parent's Guidebook to Minecraft®
     

The Parent's Guidebook to Minecraft®

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by Cori Dusmann
 

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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

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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

  • 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 just remove them from the game.
  • Set up a server in your home.

Minecraft® is a trademark of Mojang Synergies/Notch Development AB. This book is not affiliated with or sponsored by Mojang Synergies/Notch Development AB.


 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133521917
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
12/10/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,248,000
File size:
25 MB
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Meet 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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The Minecraft Guide for Parents 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
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How to survive the endermen. The endermen is a very powerfull creature that was created by notch as a accident. Search minecraft wiki for proof. These creatures inhabit the end but during the night, they come up. They can pick up blocks and wandeessley put them down. They wont attack unless you look at them. If you unfortenly lokk at them turn around and atack. They will sneak up from behind andtry to attack you. Go to the nearest water and go to sunlight to kill the legendlery endermen. Or wear a pupkin hemlt so you dont provoke them.
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