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Minecraft: 17 Benefits / Advantages (For Kids) – Creativity, Teamwork,…

Last Updated on January 25, 2024 by Gamesver Team and JC Franco

Minecraft is a fun open-world sandbox video game enjoyed by all ages since its release years ago. It is an entertaining game enjoyed by kids and adults alike that offers many advantages and benefits.

Minecraft presents many benefits to kids of all ages and even their parents raising them. Minecraft’s benefits given to kids include their creative development, teaching them the importance and value of teamwork, building their confidence, and much more. 

These are but the few benefits and advantages that Minecraft offers to kids. It is incredible that one of the greatest and most popular sandbox video games of all time can be so beneficial and advantageous to kids’ development. Minecraft has many more advantages than the few above, elaborated below.

1. Minecraft Benefits Kids’ Creative Development

Minecraft can benefit the creative development of children with its assortments of features. The most popular feature that kids will love is the Creative Mode, which gives kids unlimited resources to build structures such as fancy houses, towns, and even statues of their favorite movie characters. The things that children can design in Minecraft are endless.

2. Minecraft Helps Kids With Problem Solving Skills 

Minecraft helps kids develop problem-solving skills while simulating the fundamentals of life and survival in the game. This comes in the form of Minecraft’s popular Survival Mode, which puts the kids’ avatar in a situation where they have to build a shelter to be protected by bad weather and even gather and eat food to cure their avatar’s hunger.

3. Minecraft Teaches Kids The Importance Of Teamwork

Minecraft teaches kids the importance of teamwork. Kids can play together to build massive structures and houses together and, in return, learn to work together. A team of kids combining the different resources, such as bricks, presented in Minecraft, teaches them the importance of sharing. 

4. Minecraft Is Easily Accessible To Play For Kids

Minecraft is not a challenging game to play. Its primary gameplay function is to craft many forms of structures out of the blocky Lego-like resources provided to them. Its accessibility can ease kids into the more complex part of the game, such as using various resources to build complex structures with moving parts. It is also visually appealing with its simple-textured cubes used to build structures.

5. Minecraft Teaches And Benefits Kids’ Exploration Skills

Minecraft teaches kids how to embrace the exploration of its virtual world and the exploration of the real world. Minecraft’s world has no structured and linear quests in its Creative Mode and Survival Mode. 

In both these modes, you explore the sandbox world and make mistakes and learn from them (in how your avatar lives and crafts structures), just like how we learn from our mistakes in life. 

6. Parents Can Play Minecraft With Their Kinds To Bond

Minecraft is a safe and accessible video game that has a fun multiplayer mode where kids and parents can bond. The game is easy enough for parents who are not too familiar with video games to engage with and bond with their kids through an activity that both parents and their kids can enjoy and talk about afterward.

7. Minecraft Benefits Kids’ Geometry Skills

Minecraft is not only a fun, creative game that kids can enjoy with parents and friends but can also benefit their geometry skills. Building within Minecraft teaches kids how to build things with the various simple six-faced cubes in a way that makes a discernable and creative structure. This activity will also teach kids spatial awareness skills as they use these cubes to build a structure.

8. Minecraft Teaches Kids Research Management Skills

Minecraft is all about managing your resources to survive in its world and create beautiful structures. Kids will soon discover that there are different means to gather resources more efficiently than others. For example, if a kid were to find a wood ax in the game, they would gather wood much quicker than just using the avatar’s hands as they would at the beginning of the game.

9. Minecraft Has The Advantage Of Being Appropriate For Kids

Minecraft is a fun, appealing, and safe game for kids and adults. There is no profanity, sexual content, or violence, making it an appropriate video game for kids.

10. Minecraft Teaches Children About Healthy Competition

Minecraft teaches kids to have healthy competition with others in the Minecraft community. Kids can upload their Minecraft designs online and see others’ designs online. By seeing beautiful designs made by others, kids will want to make something even more impressive that will be appreciated by others who download their creations. And so, the cycle repeats itself. 

11. Minecraft Builds Kids’ Confidence

Even though Minecraft is easy to access, it is challenging to master. In Creative Mode, kids will gain the confidence to build more complicated structures. In Survival Mode, where avatars die a lot from lack of resources, kids will gain the confidence to manage their resources better to survive. Minecraft’s learning curve will inspire kids to persevere and gain the confidence to improve themselves. 

12. Minecraft Has Great Community For Kids

Minecraft’s community is advantageous in encouraging kids to express their creativity and innovate their designs in Minecraft. Kids will be able to find other contributions in the form of mods, maps, structures, and artwork. Kids will want to contribute to the enormous creative Minecraft community by seeing these beautiful creations online. 

13. Kids Can Play Minecraft On Just About Any Platform

Minecraft is available on PC, smartphones, and most consoles – including PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox. Kids can play it on an inexpensive computer as of its low system requirements.

14. Minecraft Teaches Kids Valuable Life Skills

Minecraft is not only a fun video game for kids but teaches them valuable life skills. One of these essential life skills is reaching out for help on online servers (moderated by parents). More experienced players can help less-experienced players to create complicated creations, thus teaching them that asking peers for support will only benefit them in life.

15. Minecraft Is An Affordable Video Game

Parents will not have to pay a fortune to buy Minecraft for their kids to enjoy. Compared to other video games, Minecraft is quite affordable.

16. Minecraft Can Help Kids Make And Develop Friendships

Kids can play Minecraft on safe, kid-friendly servers and play multiplayer with other kids. As kids continue to play together and collaborate on objectives within the game, they will communicate with one another, creating friendships and developing new friendships.

17. Parents Can Keep Their Children Safe Online With Minecraft

Parents can monitor their child’s activity, who they can talk to, filter profanity, and even determine who their children’s friend requests can reach.

Last Word

Minecraft has many benefits and advantages for kids to play. Minecraft benefits kids’ creative development skills by providing them with resources to create anything they can put their minds to. It is advantageous for kids to access, as it got released on multiple platforms. Parents can also bond with their kids by playing Minecraft together.

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JC Franco serves as a New York-based editor for Gamesver. His interest for board games centers around chess, a pursuit he began in elementary school at the age of 9. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Mercyhurst University, JC brings a blend of business acumen and creative insight to his role. Beyond his editorial endeavors, he is a certified USPTA professional, imparting his knowledge in tennis to enthusiasts across the New York City Metropolitan area.