While some parents may be concerned that during holidays their kids might spend too much time in playing video games, but still not all games are created equal.
Of course, there have been blockbuster games that have taken the world by storm before. People got fascinated with birds being angry (Angry Birds) and placed themselves in danger by wandering the streets seeking to capture Pokémons (Pokémon Go). But Minecraft is a different phenomenon.
Since its release seven years ago, Minecraft has become a global sensation, captivating a generation of children with over 180 million copies sold and over 100 million active users per month.
But the single best-selling video game of all time commercial success is not necessarily what makes it stand out in comparison to others.
Due to its educational value, Minecraft has been adopted as a teaching tool in schools across the globe. In this blog post, we’ll look into why the video game has transcended from the sofa of homes to the classroom.
The Benefits of learning Minecraft Coding
The benefits of Minecraft could help give your child a solid background in core STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects and develop critical 21st-century skills.
Here we will list out the reasons why this holiday your child should learn Minecraft coding.
- Helps Kids Learn Problem-solving Techniques
If these new jobs are appearing out of nowhere, someone has to dream them up. Creativity is a skill that we can help students develop.
- Minecraft can Help a Child Learn to Code in fun way
Using the game’s command blocks kids can edit the original code as mods to alter the game. If your child wants to take it further, they can modify the program using Java code. The game also encourages kids to regard logic as well as a great deal of debugging.
By Modding, or altering the original programming code of the game, kids can create their own blocks and other items and share them with their friends. Kids can create their own tools and objects while coding and learning the fundamentals of Java. Can Improve a Child’s Creativity and Imagination There’s no limit to Minecraft. The gaming platform’s 3D environment provides kids an opportunity to build anything they want as long as it’s with small building blocks.
- Math and Geometry
Minecraft has natural connections with mathematics, and it has been used by many teachers to improve engagement and boost results in the subject.
Teachers are allowing kids to solve geometric problems by manipulating blocks and constructing more complex shapes in Minecraft.
- It Increases Perception
When playing Minecraft players are highly involved in interacting with the world around them. So like most video games, it promotes focus and can increase environmental awareness in the real world.
A handful of studies show that video gaming improves a person’s awareness of surroundings or visuospatial attention. In one of these studies, published in the Journal of American Psychology, researchers found that, when compared to nongamers, gamers exhibited an enhancement in attentional resources not only in the periphery but also in central vision.
Minecraft is an excellent introduction to coding and is a great way you can encourage your child’s interest in the topic. Minecraft coding can help groom this generation of gamers to position themselves to better excel in a future world requiring more and more digital literacy and competence.