#Autism and @MineCraft: A match made in heaven

Elliott and I have been playing MineCraft on Android for awhile now.  However, he just discovered that it’s on the xbox 360 as well.

I used the very last of my Microsoft points to grab it off of xbox live.

Elliott is thrilled.

MineCraft is a great game that anyone can play.  It encourages use of his imagination and fosters creativity.  He essentially get a blank pallet and can create anything his amazing mind can think up.

I would recommend this game to anyone with a child. More importantly, I would recommend MineCraft to anyone with an autistic child that likes games and enjoys creating things.

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Paraprofessional

After hearing one of my students talk about minecraft repeatedly I did a little research, and as creative as it is I don’t know if this is what autistic kids should be using. They need to develop social skills and this game puts them in a world by themselves trying to survive… which is pretty much what I imagine reality to be like for them as it is. There is something to be said for having a game where you feel comfortable being yourself, but if you want your child to have any real opportunities at having a social life in the future, minecraft is not the best program for them to be playing. Games where they learn appropriate social skills would be much more fitting and useful for them in the long term. Just my opinion though.

CarlyCougs

@AspieWriter my 6 year old is obsessed with Minecraft, we attended the first Minefest in liverpool he was in heaven 🙂 http://t.co/HUMoty5H

AspieWriter

@CarlyCougs how cool!! Love that pic

elizabethtaylor202

It’s like having the biggest box of legos you could imagine! Danny loves his and plays for hours on end.

lostandtired

@elizabethtaylor202 that’s a really good way to describe it. It’s like Legos you never have to step on

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