“Chess is Child’s Play”

With the end of the school year, your kids will have a lot of time on their hands. Why not get them to use this time constructively by teaching them how to play a game that according to the authors,  can “make kids smarter” – “teach kids problem solving” -“give kids self-confidence” – “improve concentration” – “teaches kids to think outside the box” – the list of positive benefits is endless. Now you are thinking what “game” could do all that for my child?

The game is Chess and according to the authors of “Chess is Child’s Play Teaching Techniques That WorkLaura Sherman and Bill Kilpatrick, “children who learn chess at an early age gain valuable life skills” – there are even studies that back this up!

I was asked by Laura to review the book and found the instructions clear and simple to follow even though I have only played chess a few times, I can see how it can be a great tool to help parents to teach their children how to play chess, even if they have never played the game before, which is saying a lot! The lessons are easy enough for young children to understand, but also interesting enough to keep the attention of tweens, teens, and parents as well.

Chess is Child’s Play, will help your child learn at a pace that is comfortable for them, and also give you advice on how to tell if your child is grasping the concepts and what to do if they need a little extra help. Not to mention they make it fun and if learning can be fun your kids are more apt to want to try 🙂

I plan on studying this book further over the summer to help improve my game. Anyone young or old, who thinks chess is too “difficult” to learn will benefit from this book immensely! We at KidsGoals highly recommend Chess is Child’s Play Teaching Techniques That Work by Laura Sherman and Bill Kilpatrick

“Chess is something more than a game. It is an intellectual diversion which has certain artistic qualities and many scientific elements.” – Jose Capablanca

“The game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions, for life is a kind of chess”. – Benjamin Franklin


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