Why play chess? 

There are a number of reasons as to why your child should play chess. Some will benefit them during their school years, some will benefit them in their later years, and some involve pure enjoyment whether now or later.

Studies show that children who play chess do better in school through development of cognitive functions such as visual memory, spatial recognition, and attention span, which are improved through learning and playing chess.  Additionally, there are now many large schools offering full and partial chess scholarships. 

You should also take up chess along with your children as other studies show that chess helps prevent Alzheimer’s later in life by helping keep the brain in working order.

It has been said that chess is an easy game to learn, but a hard game to master. Fortunately mastery is not required in order to benefit from chess. Just the process of regularly working to improve is enough to assist in other areas of school or life.

Besides, during the cold winter months when everyone is looking for something to do, what better way to pass time together as a family than by playing a game you can enjoy together!

To learn more about why your child -  as well as yourself - should play chess please read the articles at the links below.

The Brainy Benefits of Chess from Parents.com

Checkmating Alzheimer's Disease from Chessbase.com

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