Chess is not only a fun game to play and learn that can provide a lifetime of enjoyment, it is also a powerful educational tool.
Any game can help build self-esteem and confidence but chess is one of the few that fully exercises our minds.
Most six or seven years old can follow the basic rules and some children as young as five can play.
Chess can enhance and develop:
Chess can equally challenge the minds of girls and boys, gifted and average, athletic and non-athletic, rich and poor.
Chess teaches the importance of planning and the consequences of decisions.
Chess teaches how to win and lose gracefully.