In general kids like to play games, they tend to not like being taught things so much. Some people use the approach that if they do their school work and go over those educational things then the games can be a reward. Other people have adopted the thought that it may be possible to develop some games that can also teach things. This is great in concept, but the problem can come in one of two ways. The first is that the game leans heavily to the educational side and the game aspect is merely tacked on at the end. Children tend to not think of it as a game and accept it as more learning. The other side is that you can have a game that is great fun, but has only the briefest head nod to anything remotely educational.