5 reasons why your child should learn to play Chess:
1 Chess is a game for everyone!
Anyone can learn to play the game at any age and in chess, unlike in most other sports, you never have to retire. Additionally, age is not a factor when looking for an opponent – young can play old and old can play young.
2 Chess develops memory!
Chess theory is complicated and many players memorize different opening variations. Your child may also learn to recognize various patterns and remember lengthy variations.
3 Chess improves concentration!
During the game your child will be focused on one main goal – to checkmate and become the victor in the battle.
4 Chess develops logical thinking!
Chess requires some understanding of logical strategy. For example your child will learn that it is important to bring the pieces out into the game at the beginning, to keep the king safe at all times, not to weaken one's own position by not sacrificing pieces away for free. Although your child will end up doing this occasionally, mistakes are inevitable and chess, like life, is a never ending learning process.
5 Chess develops imagination and creativity!
The game will encourage your child to be inventive and creative. There are an indefinite amount of combinations that may be constructed.