Kids Learn Java with Minecraft with YouthDigital Mod Design 1 Review

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Disclosure: I received free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

Do your kids LOVE playing Minecraft? I know all three of mine do. My 12 year old especially has been very interested in not only playing the game, but he was also trying to figure out how to build his own mods. Rather than letting him get swept up in the world of unknown downloads which would more than likely harm his computer, I decided it would be much better for him to try the YouthDigital Mod Design 1 class, which includes everything he needs and is guided in learning to code in Java.

You might be wondering, what is a mod exactly? Well, a mod is a modification, to put it in basic terms. They are changes and additions to the Java code that modifies Minecraft’s original game content, allowing someone to alter the gameplay, create new items or experiences, or change how they interact with the Minecraft world.

With the class, you get everything you need to learn to mod for one full year, except for the actual game of course. You will need to already have Minecraft installed on your pc or mac. The class includes interactive lessons which are broken down into modules that are taught by an actual teacher via video. We found that the included software was pretty easy to download and includes everything you need to learn. The guided course takes your child step by step through each process and includes one year of online support in case they get stuck. When my son sent a question to support, he was answered pretty quickly. Usually within an hour or two.

My son found the class to be very engaging and has been using it off and on through the summer. He has told me that it’s really fun and challenging and he’s always is excited to complete his mod. The teacher is very entertaining and explains to the kids what they need to do in a way that is not boring at all. In a nutshell, for the class you watch videos, respond to questions, earn badges, complete quizzes and assignments. It’s a lot like what you would expect from an actual classroom, but your child can go at their own pace.

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In the image above, you can see some of what my son has been working on in the main work area. Just click on the image to make it bigger.

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Here is an example of an item he actually made himself using the class. It’s a pick axe as you can see.

I really like that my son is taking and enjoying this class. I like that he is learning to code in Java and not just sitting around playing video games. He is actually making things for the game and he feels very accomplished when he makes a new mod. It makes a great summer activity for our down times when we’re not enjoying the outdoors.

If the YouthDigital Mod Design 1 sounds like something your child might be interested in, you should give it a try. There is a 30 day, no risk, money back guarantee. They not only offer classes on Minecraft coding, but have other options as well such as, Fashion Design, 3D Animation, Game design and so much more. Go here to check out all of their classes.

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