Yeap, you are reading it correctly. Kids get smarter by playing chess and no matter in what level they are, even if your kid is physically or mentally challenged.
Benefits of playing chess
The following are benefits of playing chess.
Children are taught the benefits of observing carefully and concentrating. If they don’t watch what is happening, they can’t respond to it, no matter how smart they are.
Children are prompted to imagine a sequence of actions before it happens. We actually strengthen the ability to visualize by training them to shift the pieces in their mind, first one, then several moves ahead.
Children are taught to step back periodically from details and consider the bigger picture. They also learn to take patterns used in one context and apply them to different,but related situations.
Children learn to evaluate the results of specific actions and sequences. Does this sequence help me or hurt me? Decisions are better when guided by logic, rather than impulse.Children are taught that they don’t have to do the first thing that pops into their mind. They learn to identify alternatives and consider the pros and cons of various actions.
Children are taught to develop longer range goals and take steps toward bringing them about. They are also taught of the need to reevaluate their plans as new developments change the situation.Chess is well developed game with lot of rules and they can develop the sportsmanship by playing fairly and participating in competition.
The beauty of chess as a teaching tool is that it stimulates children’s minds and helps them to build these skills while enjoying themselves. As a result, children become more critical thinkers, better problem solvers, and more independent decision makers and future leaders.
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