I’m sure all our readers are fully aware of what Minecraft is. Or rather have at least heard your kids talking about it at home, in the playground, and wherever they get the chance too! However, for those of you that don’t know, Minecraft is a very popular video game in which players create and break apart various kinds of blocks in three-dimensional worlds. So what is so good about it? Why are children obsessed with it? And should we be encouraging play? Well, quite simply yes! As far as non-violent, educational games go, Minecraft is arguably one of the best and can teach children the fundamentals of programming skills!
Most of us have fond memories of a teacher, whether they were in school, a holiday camp or at an after-school activity. Perhaps they are of your favourite teacher, or the one you looked up to as a role model, or the one who taught you something so significant you still remember it now.
Today, on 5th October, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day. It’s an occasion to ‘acknowledge, evaluate and enhance the instructors of the world’ and be thankful for all the hard work they put into teaching us and helping us learn.