Has your local chess club stopped hosting chess play or tournaments? Do you feel lost playing chess online with random opponents? Do you miss playing chess with your family and friends? There are lots of websites and mobile apps to play chess online. Playing random opponents does take away from the personal interaction over theContinue reading “How to Play Chess Through Social Distancing”
Chess Made Fun is introducing a new video series with episodes coming to you each week. The series is called Did You Know in Chess… Each episode covers relevant facts that are helpful to beginning chess players. These topics are easy for the viewer to digest and use for regular play. We hope you findContinue reading “EP 2 About Chess – Did You Know?”
Chess Made Fun is introducing a new video series with episodes coming to you each week. The series is called Did You Know in Chess… Each episode covers relevant facts that are helpful to beginning chess players. These topics are easy for the viewer to digest and use for regular play. We hope you findContinue reading “EP 1 About Chess – Did You Know?”
Chess is a lot for kids to learn how to play. If your child is learning chess at a rate slower than anticipated there are a few things you can do that will not only motivate them to learn quicker, but will also build learning fundamentals known as meta-cognition (learning to learn). Begin with chessContinue reading “What Games Help Kids Learn to Play Chess Faster?”
Back in 2011 we came across an image online of the World Chess Hall of Fame in the city of St. Louis, MO. As casual chess players learning about this sport for the first time, we knew little about the history of chess in America aside from the famous Marshall Chess Club in New YorkContinue reading “Our trip to the World Chess Hall of Fame”
A few questions you may be asking yourself… What are benefits to teaching my child to play chess? When is a good time to teach my kid to play chess? Your situation could be… You are a parent who wants to see their kids unplugged from a device and having conversations over a chess board. You home-school and are looking for a game that offersContinue reading “When is a Good Time to Teach My Kid to Play Chess?”
Mistakes are easily made when teaching your child to play chess. In this video we transfer our knowledge learned over many games played with children. Avoid the frustration that can come from overwhelming your kids. Follow these simple guidelines that will take teaching your child to the next level. If you can relate to thisContinue reading “Teaching Chess to Kids – Top 5 Mistakes”
Want to teach your child how to play chess? Don’t get overwhelmed with all of the pieces on the board. Learn how to play the knights game in this video. It is a simple game to learn and only takes 5 – 10 minutes to play. This is an excellent way to establish chess fundamentalsContinue reading “How to Play the Knights Game”
Learning Chess or want to teach your child how to play? Don’t get overwhelmed with all of the pieces on the board. Learn how to play the pawns game in this video. It is a simple game to learn and win, and only takes a couple of minutes to play.
This you tube video is a hit with kids even if they don’t know how to play chess.
When we recommend games for your family we’re not recommending more toys to clutter your child’s closest or playroom. We encourage you to have special activities or games your child gets to play with just you or the whole family. It is this time they cherish the most because they get to do it withContinue reading “Time With Your Child”
If your 2-5 year old isn’t interested in playing chess with you, put the chess board away! We recommend instead teaching about castles, queens, kings, knights etc., we have added some Melissa and Doug items that work for us! Some of these can be found at your local toy stores. You can also let themContinue reading “Toddler Chess”