Here’s a nice little tidbit about using games in hospital pediatrics units: http://www.joystiq.com/2006/10/11/get-well-gamers-foundation-expands/
Those games that make time “just fly by” in my world also help hospitalized children manage the pain (and boredom!) of long stays.
Get-Well Gamers and Child’s Play charities operate throughout the country, providing consoles and games to children in long-term hospital-stay situations. They need donations, especially age-appropriate games, so check out the article at Joystiq and consider donating items you no longer play.

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