Welcome to the Gamestar Mechanic Jr Parent's Guide.
Gamestar Mechanic Jr is based on the multi-award-winning Gamestar Mechanic. Gamestar Mechanic was launched in the Fall of 2010 and has been used by hundreds of thousands of kids and in thousands of schools around the world to introduce middle school-aged children to game making, digital design and the principles of systems thinking. Together, PBS KIDS and E-Line Media are excited to bring this same fun and learning to a younger audience.
The goal of this Parents Guide is to provide both an overview of the research and educational goals underlying the design of the game as well as suggestions on how to engage with your kids through the game.