Chess for Childrenby Murray Chandler
With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess.
Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Although chess can be regarded as a rather complex and mysterious game, the rules themselves are straightforward. It doesn't take long to learn how the pieces move, and even children as young as five can enjoy exciting games. They will also thoroughly enjoy outwitting friends and relatives!
- Gambit Publications, LTD
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.50(w) x 11.20(h) x (d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 12 Years
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We found this book online after using a different Chess book from the library. Our 5 year old grandson was begging to learn how to play chess. By the time we worked through the book one Saturday afternoon-he knew the name of each piece and how they moved and he has retained that information. I liked it also because it teaches chess notation...which I had never learned. It is very entertaining and easy to use when teaching a young child. I highly recommend this book.
This is a well put together book for children under age 9. Nicely illustrated and written for it to be understood at about a third grade reading level. This book is designed to introduce chess to the complete beginner and has some instruction on introductory strategy.
If you are looking for the best-ever book on teaching the basics of chess, then you have found it. On the advice of a local teacher I purchased this book in order to teach by two children, aged six and eight. I also secretly hoped it would provide a refresher course for myself. It did that and more. To my amazement the children took to reading the book on their own, with no encouragement needed. Chess has become a major activity in our household, and I just wanted to say thank you to the authors.
I bought this for my grandson, who is learning chess this year. He loves, loves, loves this book. He is working right through it!