Today Microsoft held a press conference in New York where they unveiled their plans for Kinect for Kids, a program which brings spectacular kid oriented games to Kinect for Xbox 360. Microsoft is well aware of the ability of Kinect to create a truly immersive and interactive experience, and their latest upcoming Kinect for Kids games are ready to bring fun and playful learning experiences to kids.
For example, Kinect Sesame Street TV, which will be out next year, lets kids feel like they are actually on Sesame Street, interacting with their favorite characters, and learning along side of them. Meanwhile, Kinect Nat Geo TV lets kids learn about wildlife and interact with the likes of bears and wolves.
The upcoming Project Columbia (codename) is all about Kinect Playful Learning which actually puts kids inside of story books. In this game, kids can jump into their books and walk around on pages, bringing words to life.
Some of the other games apart of the Kinect for kids program include:
Dance Central 2, Happy Action Theater, Kinect Disneyland Advetures, Kinect Fun Labs, Kinect Nat Geo TV, Kinect Sesame Street TV, Kinect Sports 2, Kinect Star Wars, Kinectimals Now With Bears, Once Upon a Monster, and Puss in Boots.
Microsoft has also set up the Get Game Smart site where parents can learn about using the the Parental Controls on their Xbox 360 to control what their kids play, and how long they play for.
Update 10/27/2011: Check out our review of Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster for Xbox 360