Table of Contents for Minecraft Guide for Parents : Down-to-earth Advice for Parents of Children Playing Minecraft


Introduction ix
Chapter 1 Let's Talk About Minecraft
1(10)
What Is Minecraft?
2(1)
Introducing Notch
3(2)
The Bigger Picture
5(5)
So Much More than a Video Game
10(1)
Chapter 2 The Basics of Minecraft
11(10)
Game Modes
12(4)
Multiplayer Minecraft
16(1)
Game Formats
17(4)
Chapter 3 Fitting Minecraft into Your Family
21(36)
My Thoughts on Technology
22(10)
Online Safety
32(7)
The Minecraft Connection
39(1)
Growing with Minecraft
40(2)
House Rules
42(1)
A Word on Addiction
43(1)
Behavior Concerns
44(1)
Balance
45(1)
Managing Rising Emotions
45(10)
Helping Your Child Lead the Way
55(2)
Chapter 4 Getting Started
57(16)
Things to Consider Before You Buy
58(5)
Purchasing Minecraft
63(7)
Downloading and Installing Minecraft
70(3)
Chapter 5 Surviving Your First Night
73(16)
Game Settings
74(1)
Getting Started
75(11)
My Confession
86(3)
Chapter 6 Basic Gameplay
89(56)
Starting a New Game
90(5)
Basic Commands
95(4)
Biomes and Terrain
99(5)
Mobs
104(18)
What To Do in Minecraft
122(23)
Chapter 7 Digging Deeper: Technical Specifics
145(18)
The Minecraft Folder
146(3)
Skins, Resource Packs, and Mods
149(14)
Chapter 8 Playing on Servers
163(32)
Introduction to Servers
164(1)
Home Servers
165(12)
Minecraft Server Hosts
177(1)
Public Servers
177(7)
Online Safety
184(2)
Online Communication
186(9)
Chapter 9 See What I Made?
195(14)
Sharing Online
196(13)
Chapter 10 The Bigger Picture
209(18)
Community
210(3)
Minecraft and Education
213(6)
Creativity
219(5)
Video
224(1)
MineCon and Other Gatherings
224(3)
Appendix Parent-Child Computer Contract 227(1)
Contract 228(2)
Additions 230(1)
Glossary 231(4)
Index 235