Have You Taught Your Kids How to Play Chess?
I still remember that holiday at the beach town with a great white beach, lazy lagoon and our holiday house packed with relatives. Cousins, uncles, aunts. We had a ball.
It was on one such holiday and I would have been about 5-6 years old and my uncle Roger set up a chess set on the dining table and before long my fascination with the board and pieces started to make sense.
I couldn’t get enough chess those holidays. Once I got the gist of it I challenged anyone who would listen to a game of chess.
I feel very grateful to have had the experience of a kind uncle teaching me a game that I believe somehow help form the way I think and sharpened me ever so slightly – for the better.
Chess is a fantastic way of exercising the mind and the imagination. It stretches comprehension, strategic and tactical thinking and exercises the thinking process in all kinds of ways.
I Have Since Taught all my Kids How to Play Chess
Kids around 5 or 6 years old are about at the right age to pick up the game rules very quickly and soon develop a keen interest in applying their newly acquired skills by challenging others to play.
Chess, I believe has the power to lay some kind of foundation of thinking. Chess is fun to play and 100’s of millions of people all over the world, love to play chess. Chess is one game that seems to have a universal appeal.
Do your kids, grand kids, nieces and nephews a big favor – buy them a chess set for Christmas, teach a kid to play chess. it’s a wonderful thing to do as I have experienced from both sides.