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The Minecraft guide for parents : down-to-earth advice for parents of children playing Minecraft / Cori Dusmann.

By: Dusmann, Cori [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: xv, 247 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780321957375; 0321957377.Subject(s): Minecraft (Game) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Video games -- Handbooks, manuals, etcDDC classification: 793.932
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A Parent's Guidebook to Minecraft®<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> You'll learn to<br> <br> 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. <br> Minecraft® is a trademark of Mojang Synergies/Notch Development AB. This book is not affiliated with or sponsored by Mojang Synergies/Notch Development AB.<br> <br> <br>  </p>

Includes index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. ix)
  • Chapter 1 Let's Talk About Minecraft (p. 1)
  • What Is Minecraft? (p. 2)
  • Introducing Notch (p. 3)
  • The Bigger Picture (p. 5)
  • So Much More than a Video Game (p. 10)
  • Chapter 2 The Basics of Minecraft (p. 11)
  • Game Modes (p. 12)
  • Multiplayer Minecraft (p. 16)
  • Game Formats (p. 17)
  • Chapter 3 Fitting Minecraft into Your Family (p. 21)
  • My Thoughts on Technology (p. 22)
  • Online Safety (p. 32)
  • The Minecraft Connection (p. 39)
  • Growing with Minecraft (p. 40)
  • House Rules (p. 42)
  • A Word on Addiction (p. 43)
  • Behavior Concerns (p. 44)
  • Balance (p. 45)
  • Managing Rising Emotions (p. 45)
  • Helping Your Child Lead the Way (p. 55)
  • Chapter 4 Getting Started (p. 57)
  • Things to Consider Before You Buy (p. 58)
  • Purchasing Minecraft (p. 63)
  • Downloading and installing Minecraft (p. 70)
  • Chapter 5 Surviving Your First Night (p. 73)
  • Game Settings (p. 74)
  • Getting Started (p. 75)
  • My Confession (p. 86)
  • Chapter 6 Basic Gameplay (p. 89)
  • Starting a New Game (p. 90)
  • Basic Commands (p. 95)
  • Biomes and Terrain (p. 99)
  • Mobs (p. 104)
  • What To Do in Minecraft (p. 122)
  • Chapter 7 Digging Deeper: Technical Specifics (p. 145)
  • The Minecraft Folder (p. 146)
  • Skins, Resource Packs, and Mods (p. 149)
  • Chapter 8 Playing on Servers (p. 163)
  • Introduction to Servers (p. 164)
  • Home Servers (p. 165)
  • Minecraft Server Hosts (p. 177)
  • Public Servers (p. 177)
  • Online Safety (p. 184)
  • Online Communication (p. 186)
  • Chapter 9 See What I Made? (p. 195)
  • Sharing Online (p. 196)
  • Chapter 10 The Bigger Picture (p. 209)
  • Community (p. 210)
  • Minecraft and Education (p. 213)
  • Creativity (p. 219)
  • Video (p. 224)
  • MineCon and Other Gatherings (p. 224)
  • Appendix: Parent-Child Computer Contract (p. 227)
  • Contract (p. 228)
  • Additions (p. 230)
  • Glossary (p. 231)
  • Index (p. 235)

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