Teaching Kids to Play Chess

In today's world we want our children to excel and do our best to prepare them for ever changing life. Studies show that playing chess significantly improves children's visual memory, attention span, and spatial-reasoning ability. Chess teaches children fundamentals, like problem solving, focus, patience, and follow through.

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Chess - is a board game and mental sport for two players. The game is believed to have originated in 1475AD as a modified game that is thought to have originated in 1000AD! It is played on a square board of 8 rows and 8 columns, giving 64 squares of alternating colour, light and dark. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces that each move and capture other pieces on the board in a unique way: eight pawns, two knights, two bishops, two rooks, one queen and one king. One player controls the white pieces; the other player controls the black pieces. The object of the game is to achieve "checkmate" and this is done by capturing the opponent's king.


Children are such small creatures, and they are extremely curious about the world surrounding them. They need to know everything and try everything. Chess is a very practical and challenging experience for them to learn.

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Learning chess gives the child the joy of creativity, while also being an effective tool of his mental development. The following are direct benefits of learning chess.


A child learns to think independently and make decisions. Having to make decisions which may result in win or loss teaches the children independence and responsibility.


Research shows that chess helps players to increase their concentration levels and memory power. While studying chess a child learns to focus on one process, and thus perseverance.


Chess has countless moves and so many possible lines to play with. The minds of the chess players are constantly put to test. Due to this, it helps children to develop spatial imagination.


The child has formed planning the action. Already in elementary school children face tasks that require this quality. Ation learning is important at the preschool age. Then the children themselves learn to manage their time, think strategically and achieve goals.

Creative Thinking

Chess teaches creativity. Unlike many school subjects, in chess there are no ready answers to all questions. A child learns to relate mental processes with practical actions, creatively apply their knowledge in the classroom, look for nontrivial solutions and create beautiful combinations on the board.


The most challenging aspect of the game of chess is of course - achieving victory over an opponent. Through its sports component chess builds character: the desire to win makes the child engage in, and any error or defeat - this is only a new opportunity for development.


e2-e4! - Starting the game by the move e2-e4 young chess players get the maximum number of possible options for the open-style matching game. This is a classic "move" on the chess board and is taught as an intelligent move… making way for subsequent moves on the chess board.


"Chess for Kids" is a privately owned company with the purpose of teaching chess not only to children but to all who wish to comprehend the secrets of the world's most popular intellectual game. Group and individual lessons are provided by teachers who have years of expertise and skills in teaching chess.