Let children play games that are not educational in their free time. Personally, I’d rather my children played Cookie Doodle or Cut the Rope on my iPhone while waiting for the subway to school than do multiplication tables to a beep-driven soundtrack. Then, once they’re in the classroom, they can challenge themselves.

Cut the Rope is actually an excellent problem-solving game that I suspect has excellent value for kids… and adults alike.

IllumiRoom Projects Images Beyond Your TV for an Immersive Gaming Experience (by MicrosoftResearch)

IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept Microsoft Research project designed to push the boundary of living room immersive entertainment by blending our virtual and physical worlds with projected visualizations. 

Man… I would love to get back into console gaming. But priorities are different now. =)