Chess in Elementary School


Why should you teach your children to play chess?

  1. Chess improves memory.
  2. The game teaches problem-solving skills.
  3. Chess improves concentration and the ability to focus.
  4. Playing chess teaches children to plan ahead.
  5. Chess can make you smarter!

Books about Chess for Children:

  • The Batsford Book of Chess for Children, Sabrina Chevannes
  • Chess Tactics for Kids, Murray Chandler
  • Chess for Kids, Richard James
  • Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club, Janet S. Wong
  • Gary’s Adventures in Chess Country, Igor Sukhin and Sus Polgar

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