Category Archives: Parent as Teacher

DIY: Start a Kids Chess Club at Your School

Welcome to Part 2 in my series about launching kids chess club, and becoming the hero of your kids’ school. Part 1 described the ridiculously inflated cost of after-school activities, and how chess is the alternative with the highest rewards … Keep reading

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After-School: Don’t Go Broke, Have Kids Learn Chess

It’s back to school time, and soon we’ll all be inundated with after-school offerings: soccer, dance lessons, lego club, Mandarin lessons, art club…and the list goes on. I am very fond of programs that happen right at school. No driving, … Keep reading

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5 Reasons to Play Chess For Kids This Summer

photo courtesy Giant Chess 1. Combat Summer Slide According to educational research, the average student falls one month behind during the summer months. But chess for kids keeps active the areas of the brain responsible for problem solving and critical thinking. 2. … Keep reading

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