Chess can seem like a very complicated strategy game that is only for those with high I.Q. levels. If you have been wanting your kids to learn how to play chess, you will enjoy these free resources to teach your kids the rules of the game.
Chess for Kids
I remember all the smart kids in school that were part of chess clubs. Now it seems like many young kids are playing chess, beating their parents, and having a great time with it.
Why should your kids learn how to play chess?
There are some amazing benefits for kids when they learn how to play chess. Did you know that chess actually uses both parts of your brain while playing? You use your left and your right brain at the same time to accomplish a game of chess. Playing chess improves the memory, creates good critical thinking and problem solving skills, and helps with poor attention span.
Benefits of Playing Chess
I think this is where the stigma of genius kids playing chess come from. Playing chess can train your brain and it really does help your kids be smarter!
Teaching Kids How to Play Chess
You may not have ever played chess, or perhaps you were also intimidated by it when growing up like I was.
Thankfully, with the internet and also books, you can learn how to play chess along side your children. This will make for some great memories with your kids and you will have fun doing it. You may be surprised at how fast your kids pick it up and they may even beat you at a few games!
How to Play Chess for Kids
Chess Printables and Tutorials
- Step-by-Step Guide on How to Play Chess for Kids
- Printable Chess Board, Chess Pieces and Rules on How to Play
- Chess Rules and Moves for the Beginner
- Chess Thought Process Checklist Infographic
- Free Chess Printables
- Chess for Kids Printables
- Chess for Kids Tutorial with free downloadable game pieces
- Introduction to Chess for Kids Kindergarten Chess Pack
- Chess Kid is the #1 place for kids to learn and play chess. This is a membership site, but there are some free lessons and very helpful videos as well when you set up a free account.
- The Chess Website is your one stop shop for all things related to chess. Learn to play with practice games, lessons and more.
- Chess Smarts – has some amazing online tutorials, articles and blog posts you can find them all here at Learning Chess and Chess for Kids.
- The United States Chess Federation – this is the official organization for chess players and chess supporters in the United States. Learn about national events, tournaments and how to become a member.
- Chess Kids Academy – teach your kids how to play chess with a free online chess course, games and lessons.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!