An interesting article about why serious games are not just the regular old and boring educational material spiced up with game mechanics. Serious games are actualy good and fun games that teach serious subjects and skills in a playful way. Suppliying a long lasting experience that you give to yourself from your own free will and passion instead of fulfilling a boring task demanded by someone else.
Children often play by exploring their environment and interacting with other children. This helps to develop their knowledge, experience, curiosity and builds their confidence as well.