July 8th is Video Games Day. If you are like most parents, you're not going to spend any time encouraging your child to play some video games. It's more likely that you spend time encouraging your child to do anything but play video games. Most people have heard about how bad video games are for kids, but they aren't necessarily bad.
There can actually be some benefits to video game playing, although children should be limited in the amount of time they can spend. Some computer games, too, aren't just fun, but challenging and educational. Some great software games are old classics while others are fairly new, but when you are selective, you'll find some excellent options.