Computer and video games were not originally designed with education in mind. Over the years such games have gotten a bad reputation as distracting kids from more important things such as school. Studies, however, have shown that video and computer games can help kids learn and develop essential skills that will help with academic achievement. There are tons of computer and video games available that can help kids learn how to read, learn math, vocabulary, and much more. Due to the educational benefits, teachers have even begun incorporating games into curriculum.