How to Play Minecraft for Parents - Play with Your Kids
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4.3 (6 ratings)
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796 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2016
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You'll understand the concept of the game
  • You'll learn how to master survival mode
  • You'll learn how to build structures
  • You'll learn effective ways how to manage hunger so you don't die
  • You'll learn how to play the game with your son or daughter or with your children
  • You'll learn how to collect resources
  • You'll learn how to play in a multiplayer environment
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  • In the beginning it can be time consuming to understand the concept of what you are doing. So we recommend being patient as you learn how to play Minecraft.
  • You will need a computer whether it is PC, Mac or Linux
  • You will need decent hand and eye coordination in order to move around in the game.
  • In order to run games, you need a minimum of 4 gigs of Ram or your game will slow down.
  • It is easier learn using a plug in mouse instead of a touch pad when playing Minecraft.

Student Review on How to Play Minecraft for Parents:


"Being almost 30 I've kind of out grown these kind of games. But my nephew is crazy into it. I tried it the first time, but I was way overwhelmed and lost. This course gave me some awesome insight and a place to start. I'm finally enjoying the game with my nephew and no longer feeling lost". Evan Knight


Do your kids love playing Minecraft?

Do you wish you understood the game?

Do you sometimes get tired of hearing about it?

Well, here's your opportunity to learn Minecraft and become your child's hero by being able to play with them and understand the game.

This course shows you:

  • How to install Minecraft on your computer.
  • How to survive inside the game.
  • How to build structures inside the game.
  • How to make your own Minecraft server if you want to.
  • How to make your own Minecraft skins.
  • Frequently asked questions by parents and more.

No longer will you hear about Minecraft and wonder what your child is talking about. You will be the parent that is connecting with your child on a new level. You will be able to talk with your child about Minecraft with confidence.

Over 21 million people enjoy Minecraft and enjoy playing it on the PC, MAC, Xbox, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Iphone and Ipad.

This course will have you talking about Minecraft with your kids before you know it and giving new meaning to family fun time.

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents who do not understand Minecraft
  • Parents who want to teach their kids how to play Minecraft
  • Any adult who is into gaming or want to get in on the Minecraft Phenomenon
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
2 Lectures 01:01

What you will learn in this course.

Preview 00:24

Creators of Minecraft for Parents will share with you about themselves.

Preview 00:37
Minecraft is not a bad word
1 Lecture 00:20

There are many benefits to kids of all ages playing Minecraft. Find out what they are in this lesson.

Preview 00:20

Do you remember benefits? Find out.

Benefits of Minecraft Quiz
1 question
How to Install Minecraft
2 Lectures 14:38

This lecture shows you where you can purchase the game and the different versions available.

Preview 14:38

You may want to understand the language of a Minecrafter to enjoy the game.This is a language that most common gamers use.

Language Minecrafters Speak
4 pages

How to Install Minecraft Quiz
2 questions
Explore the Land in an Effort to Survive
9 Lectures 02:23:49

This lecture teaches you how to make a Minecraft world in singleplayer.

How to Make a Minecraft World

The purpose of this lecture is to teach you how to survive the night from monsters, build your house and not die.

Learn how to Survive

This lectures shares how to get materials to build houses, tools and other blocks.

Resources used to play Minecraft

Today you're going to learn how to mine! Mining is one of the few important things to do in Minecraft to survive. When you mine you can get more materials to make more blocks, armor, tools and more.

New Update - 11/26/2015 - Mining

Animals and different monsters in the game.


Learn how to build structures such as houses and basements.

Build Structures Part 1

Part 1 was so much fun we thought we'd give you a second lesson. In this lesson, we teach you how to build an underwater house.

Build Structures Part 2

Dimensions are just different worlds in Minecraft. Currently there are three dimensions, the Nether, the End and the OverWorld. You always spawn in the OverWorld and the other two dimensions are for you to explore, gather items and kill bosses.

New Update - 11/22/2015 - Dimensions

In this lecture I am going to show you how to tame animals and breed them. Breeding them is about of farming so you could say this is part one of farming in Minecraft.

New Update - 1/8/2016 - Taming Animals

A lot of information was shared, time to test your memory.

Explore the Land to Survive Quiz
2 questions
4 Lectures 01:01:59

Learn how to use multiplayer, survive, build and play together. In multiplayer, you can be playing with people you don't know who are Minecraft lovers.


How to make, upload and get skins.


There are different Minigames played in Minecraft such as Cops and Robbers, Capture the Flag and Hide and Seek and much more!

New Update - 11/21/2015 - Minigames

How to create your own Minecraft server for up to 10 people.


Multiplayer Quiz
1 question
Other Worlds and Maps
1 Lecture 22:57

How to get mods, texture packs and maps as well as play with them.

Mods, Texture Packs and Maps

Other Worlds and Maps Quiz
1 question
Frequently Asked Questions by Parents
1 Lecture 00:00

Are you the parent that has questions about Minecraft? Find out what some of the frequently asked questions are and our response.

Questions Parents ask about Minecraft
1 page

Do you remember the key questions?

Frequently Asked Questions Quiz
1 question
1 Lecture 01:03

Recap of the course.

Course Conclusion
Bonus - Snapshots
1 Lecture 24:40

What snapshots, how to get them and how to use them.

Bonus Live Playing Session
1 Lecture 00:36

Erica and Cody invite their students to a Live Playing Session to test their Minecraft skills.

Live Play with Erica and Cody
1 More Section
About the Instructor
Erica Wagner
3.6 Average rating
9 Reviews
1,273 Students
2 Courses
Best-selling Author, Youtuber and Udemy Instructor

Erica Wagner is a homeschool student and a Best-selling author of three books. She started writing books at the age of nine. Erica has a Youtube channel dedicated to science games. She is learning all about graphics design and creating her own logos, covers, wallpapers and custom thumbnails. Erica has been playing Minecraft for three years and her experience helps others understand the game. She is a twin.

Cody Wagner
4.4 Average rating
9 Reviews
1,111 Students
2 Courses
Best-selling Author, Youtuber and Car Enthusiast

Cody Wagner is a homeschool student and a Best-selling author of three books. He has been researching cars for the last five years. Cody has created a Youtube channel dedicated to cars and car games. He is also developing a podcast dedicated to cars. Cody has been playing Minecraft for three years and his experience helps others understand the game. He is a twin.

Taffy Wagner
3.4 Average rating
27 Reviews
3,370 Students
9 Courses
Personal Finances Educator, Author and Homeschool Mom

Dr. Taffy Wagner is a Personal Finances Educator who provides financial counseling to individuals and small groups. She also conduct pre-marital and post-marital financial counseling. Dr. Wagner has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, Denver Business Journal, Business Insider, Woman's Day, Learn Vest and many more national outlets. She is the President of Own Your Health Care, LLC where she educates consumers on Obamacare (good, bad and ugly), how to use their health insurance and provides them with alternatives when they cannot afford traditional health insurance. Dr. Wagner is also a homeschool mom of twins who are Udemy Instructors, best-selling authors and Youtubers. She is also a best-selling author of personal finances and health books.