Imaginative Play in Minecraft

My children Scarlett (8) and Griffin (6) have been really enjoying playing Minecraft together. On the iPad it is easy to share a world via wifi, so they can collaboratively build things in the same virtual space.

As a parent, I have really enjoyed seeing their imaginative play while in a virtual world. The short video below was shot while I sat nearby on the couch just observing them playing.

Together, they built a hotel, which (my daughter told me) charged rich people to stay in it, so that people with no money didn’t have to pay. You know your kids are getting a UWCSEA education when..!

I hope you enjoy this short video, as it really does show how Minecraft can foster imaginative play.

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/79868954]