Contributed By: Alexandria Ducksworth

Fear your kids are playing Minecraft WAY too much? No worries, there are many benefits to this wildly popular block building game.

Fun Fact: The Viktor Rydberg school in Sweden, the home country of Minecraft creator Markus Persson, has created a curriculum solely revolved around the game.

Why? Minecraft players gain:
1. Increased creativity
2. Improved hand & eye coordination
3. Inspiration for coding
4. Engineering basics
5. Community engagement
6. Patience
7. Gardening motivation
8. Math interest
9. Exploration encouragement

GCPL carries dozens of books related to Minecraft from arts and crafts to “how to build” guides. Check our library calendar for Minecraft events.

Keep your kids building their Minecraft worlds and their brains!