This brings to a close (at least for the time being) the series on young folk and role playing. I hope that it has helped to open the door to understanding the unique experience that is role playing.
The imagination is the most important part of a child that adults can help to nurture. Call it make believe or creative play time, but role playing games are one of the best tools we have to develop social skills and communication skills in young people that will last them and benefit them throughout their lives.
I will return to this topic as material appears. Please feel free to comment or email if you have questions. I have 30+ years as a role playing gamer and have not only played the games but have been a retailer in the hobby as well. I am currently working as a designer and am finishing a system designed for young people which I will be offering to schools and organizations as well as individuals.
Now, without further adieu:
Running D&D For Kids
Star Wars-Galactic Heroes- A simple Tabletop game for Star Wars action figures
My 16 Year Old Niece is a DM!
Gaming with Kids: In Search of the Unknown