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From the Publisher"[A]n in-depth analysis. . . . Introducing readers to the incorporation of chess into a classroom curriculum, Children and Chess deftly explores the contribution which the game can have with respect to enhancing children's reading, math, science, and social studies skills. Providing a remarkably comprehensive grasp of the game's value for a child's intellectual skill development, Children and Chess is very strongly recommended reading for teachers and homeschooling parents of young students searching for a fun and highly educational activity."
"Root provides interesting and informative lesson plans but also gives educators the reasons and methods for including chess in their grade 3-8 classrooms; these reasons include the range of problem-solving possibilities and the few resources required. She provides planning tips and samples of lesson plans as well as a list of resources."
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"[A] book that provides plenty of solid explanations highlighting the value to students of learning and playing the royal game. Where necessary, the language of chess is translated into the language of education."