Teaching Children How to Play Chess

by Alex Rabinovich

Virtual chess is a very easy and effective way to learn the game, especially for young children. Now, children can get the same training as national and international champions and can be more proficient in the game with unique techniques and the guidance provided to them. Virtual chess training requires only a computer, a webcam, speakers and a microphone. The instructors in the virtual chess class teach chess using the decided curriculum broadcasted on the computer in a virtual classroom setting.

Introduction of a chess lesson is as an effective tool for teaching students to utilize their higher order thinking skills and to sometimes even overcome personal problems. It enhances their mental ability to reach their full potential. It is very easy to download chess lessons to get a better practice of the game.

Advantages Of Teaching Kids How To Play Chess:

Learning Chess is fast and simple - Children can learn chess online and develop their hidden skills. It also helps with strategic thinking, concentration and focus. Even children as young as 5 or 6 can gain the benefits of chess. In addition, learning chess has shown results in reducing problems associated with ADD and ADHD.

Chess is better than video games - Chess teaches computer game skills that are superior to video gaming and other high-speed games. Chess involves long term planning and strategic thinking skills that are life long skills.

Chess Makes a Child Smarter - Chess develops analytical and decision-making skills in kids, which can be transferred to their present life and teaches children to put in their best efforts to win, while also teaching how to accept defeat with grace.

Chess opens up the world - One need not be a high ranked player to enter big competitions. It opens up options to meet interesting people and make life-long friendships. There is no age limit for participation in the online chess championship.

Chess improves academic performance - Chess helps to improve academic performance of children by enhancing game learning strategies, comprehension and arithmetic skills, social behavior, personal growth & problem-solving skills. It teaches children to set goals and develop strategies to achieve it.

Chess boosts self-esteem - The Chess game helps to build up concentration, perception, self-discipline, planning and much more in children and improves developmental thinking in kids.

Kids stick to Chess - Online chess courses are live and use a webcam to ensure each classmate interacts with other kids in the class. Chess involves a number of calculations, so children don't get bored.

About the Author

Alex Rabinovich is an International Chess Master. He has been a World Champion for High Schools in 1996 and has also got a 3rd place in Europe under 18 in 1996. He was a coach of Junior Israeli Olympic team and today he is a General Manager at IchessU.com.