"Scratch" is a programming language for everyone to enjoy -- free to download and developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab.
In a downloadable paper by Peppler and Kafai, you can see the argument for that "learning the language of creative coding is essential to expression in a digital medium."
In other words, it's not just about viewing or playing the games, but constructing them oneself through coding that make essential connections to art expression.
Anyway, why not? It's cool and it's free.