I know a very bright little boy who excels in math, but at home he's glued to his Nintendo DS.
When I asked him what he wanted to do when he grew up he said "Make video games!"
I remember a few years there was mention of a MIT software called Scratch and thought maybe this kid can do want he wants to do.
Has anyone used any of the "game development" for kids softwares out there? Can you recommend any?