Resources for Parents on Minecraft

By Peter Barbagallo on Monday, April 15, 2019
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Minecraft at nightThe way children learn today has changed dramatically over the course of the years. Today, kids often learn best through electronic activities. This often includes video games, and especially Minecraft! It is important for parents and teachers to understand Minecraft can help kids learn, rather than just entertain.

Our team of neuropsychologists, school psychologists, and psychology students at South County Child and Family Consultants is committed to searching the Internet and beyond to find reputable, informative, and practical tools to help parents, children, and teens learn new skills and grow old ones. We look for the best information online to help kids diagnosed with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Executive Functioning Difficulties, struggles with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills,  Autism, Depression, and Anxiety and provide you with information about how neuropsychological evaluations help identify alternative ways to learn, such as video games like Minecraft. Come back regularly, as the links are updated frequently.


Minecraft and Learning
Resources for parents and teens displaying how Minecraft assists in learning academic and thinking skills. This is a great 
Pinterest Board to get started with.

Beyond Minecraft for Autism and ADHD
Minecraft and other sources that help those with Autism and ADHD can be beneficial for children who have trouble with planning skills as well. Also, this Pinterest board emphasizes too much video game play for children with Autism can be harmful.

Minecraft for ADHD and Autism
Great activities for using Minecraft to help children with ADHD, Autism, and Learning Issues. This is a great resource to get tons of ideas to learn using Minecraft.

Minecraft. Executive Functions, and Learning
Strategies for using Minecraft to improve executive functions such as organization, planning, flexibility, time management, and self-awareness. Academics improved via Minecraft.


20 Minecraft Games and Activities 
Different ideas and games that your child can play inside of Minecraft. Show them this page and help them execute these fantastic ideas.

Why Minecraft is an Amazing Learning Tool
This amazing article explains why Minecraft can be a great learning tool. There is also a list of ways to start implementing Minecraft too teach several different subjects.

Can Minecraft Teach Team Building?
This story of a teacher who used Minecraft to get his students to get to know each other more and work better on a team together. Use these techniques with your kids to help them socialize easier.

7 Was That Minecraft Can Make Learning Fun
This article address seven great reasons why Minecraft can make learning exciting and how this can come back to help in a classroom setting. Get ready to see your child having fun learning!

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