Parent's Guide to Minecraft

Minecraft is a widely popular video game with both kids and adults. If you are not familiar with the game, think of it as digital Legos with the option to play on your own or with other players virtually. 

Just like in life, there are no step-by-step instructions – users must try, fail, and try again to achieve the results they want. Minecraft takes time to learn but in the process your child will develop essential skills such as: strategic planning, logic, spatial reasoning and some basic physics. 

Facts About Minecraft

  • 100 million registered users
  • 74 million monthly active users
  • 150 million games sold
  • Over 2 million educational edition users

Today, video or in-app mobile games are part of most children’s digital lives. According to the American Psychological Association, 97% of kids are playing some type of video game for at least one hour a day. 

Topics Covered in this Guide:

  1. How Did Minecraft Become So Popular?
    Discover why Minecraft is a phenomenon with kids across the globe.
  2. Different Types of Minecraft Platforms
    Learn the ins and outs of the various ways you can play Minecraft.
  3. How to Play Minecraft
    Need some basic skills? Read through our introductory steps to playing Minecraft.
  4. How Does Minecraft Help Develop Skills?
    Understand which skills Minecraft can assist in the development of.
  5. Can Minecraft Make Your Child Smarter?
    Learn how Minecraft can affect your child's capacity for learning.
  6. Minecraft in a School Near You
    Take a deep dive into the Minecraft Educational Edition that schools are using.
  7. Minecraft as an E-Sport
    Take a look at the world of E-Sports and see how Minecraft is used in a competitive team atmosphere. 
  8. Balancing Your Child's Minecraft Experience
    Keeping screen time balanced is a struggle, but our tips can help!
  9. How to Keep Kids Safe While Playing Minecraft
    Learn how to keep your kids safe while they play.
  10. Video Gaming Contract
    Use our handy printable contract to establish rules for your child's game play.


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