Chess for Children

Author: Murray Chandler
Publisher: Perseus
ISBN: 1904600069
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Games

Teaches chess step-by-step, covering the board and pieces, notation, castling, draws, and basic tactics, and features a boy named George, who learns how to play chess from his tall-tale-telling pet alligator, Kirsty.

How to Play Chess for Children

Author: Tim Ander
Publisher: CRB Publishing
ISBN: 9781641868310
Release Date: 2017-11-01
Genre: Games & Activities

How to Play Chess for Beginners – for Kids of All Ages! When you read How to Play Chess for Children, you’ll discover a wonderful world of challenge and adventure! This easy-to-follow guide provides a complete overview of the game of chess. It’s a perfect introduction to the game. Kids can enjoy every step of learning chess: Discovering the timeless 8x8 chessboard Learning the unique movements of the individual chess pieces Mastering the art and timing of the popular “castling” move Understanding the ins and outs of pawn moves, attacks, and advancement and so much more! With How to Play Chess for Children, little ones can easily develop their long-term thinking skills. They’ll learn how to start out smart and strong by learning the best chess openings. Then, they’ll adopt savvy and flexible strategies for the chess midgame. Kids can finish strong by mastering the endgame, in which weak pieces can become very strong, and complete their game with decisive checkmates! This book even describes techniques for avoiding a draw (tie) game when kids are winning a game – and trying for a draw when their opponent has the upper hand. This practical strategy teaches maturity, adaptation, and smart success for children of all ages! Don’t miss this opportunity to get kids involved in this classic and inspiring game.

The Right Way to Teach Chess to Kids

Author: Richard James
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780716023401
Release Date: 2013-06-20
Genre: Games & Activities

This accessible how-to guide for parents and teachers on the best way to teach chess to children, from international chess expert Richard James, is linked to both his bestselling book, Chess for Kids, and his website chessKIDS academy. James, who taught grandmasters Luke McShane and Jonathan Rowson, shows how learning chess is interesting and fun. It can also help children develop life skills, such as decision-making and social skills, and be a springboard to other subjects in the school curriculum, such as maths, science, history and even languages. In an easy-to-follow, fun way, James explains how to structure short lessons with worksheets and other activities to introduce the chess pieces, chess notation and chess-board dynamics - so that children can understand the thinking behind the moves and start playing and enjoying this fascinating game.

Chess for Kids

Author: Richard James
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780716023364
Release Date: 2012-08-30
Genre: Games & Activities

This is the perfect introduction to chess for children from the age of seven upwards. The book contains 30 short lessons, starting with learning about the board and the pieces, then the moves of each piece in turn, then the vital concepts of check, checkmate and stalemate, and finally basic strategy and thinking skills. Quizzes and puzzles reinforce what the children learn. The book uses the characters of the 7-year-old twins Sam and Alice who are always arguing and fighting. They decide to join the army where they are told about an impending invasion of aliens from the planet Caïssa. The outcome of the invasion will be decided by a game of living chess. During their lessons they learn about the battlefield and the different types of soldier and get to play the part of each in turn.

Children and Chess

Author: Alexey W. Root
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1591583586
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Education

This book helps educators and librarians prepare students to succeed in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Chess Puzzle.

Children Are Not Chess Pieces

Author: Ellen Shaker
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781463414696
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

I believe most of marry with the assumption this person is our forever partner. Often our ideals of forever are cut short by divorce While I hope divorce is never a part of your life, it seems we have grown to give marriage little regard. The shortcomings that lie deeply within us often manefest themselves when we are tested by the pressures of divorce. It can be easy to loose sight of what's most important. When we make descisions in an attempt to hurt our spouse, we are in fact asking our children to experience things we should ask of no child. We are often so hurt by the prospect of divorce that we loose ourselves in that hurt. And in fact use our children as pawns in the chess match of divorce. We must all try to remember though no longer each other's partner, we will always be partners in the lifes of your children. Give them the respect their lives deserve. I have had the dubiuos distintion to have experienced divorce from any and all points of reference. This perhaps can be a guide for each of you before you run headlong into the things that can be done to our children during the game of divore and in the name of love.

Basic Chess Openings for Kids

Author: Charles Hertan
Publisher: New In Chess
ISBN: 9789056915988
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Games

Award-winning author Charles Hertan knows what kids really need to know (and want to know) about getting their pawns and pieces ready for action. Traditional chess opening books concentrate on the variations in different openings. Charles Hertan believes that for beginners and advanced beginners memorizing lines is not only boring but also a waste of time. Hertan’s approach is different. He helps kids to develop a solid understanding of the fundamental opening principles. What are the properties of each chess piece, and how can they be mobilized effectively to work together and get a strong position on the board? In his trademark humorous and kidfriendly way, Hertan teaches what you should actually be trying to achieve at the start of a game. Kids will love learning how to avoid The Five Most Common Opening Mistakes. This is a fun, easy-to-use, down-to-earth and accessible chess opening primer.

How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

Author: David Macenulty
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 9781936490608
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Chess

How to Beat Your Kids at Chess is a book that truly starts at the beginning, with the most basic idea of all: the straight line. This book offers clear explanations, opportunities to practice each concept before moving on, and a systematic progression of ideas. If you... have always wanted to learn to play chess, this is the book to get you started. are a chess parent who wants to understand what your child is leaning, this is the book for you. are a teacher or other adult with little chess knowledge, suddenly in charge of a chess program, then this is the book that will become your bible. are an adult looking for something to keep your brain active, this book will open the door to exciting and complete brain stimulation. have been daunted by the complexity of chess, think you don't have the patience for the game, or suffer some other fear that keeps you from trying, this book will allay all your anxieties.

The Right Way to Play Chess

Author: David Pritchard
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780716023326
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Games & Activities

Since its first publication in 1950, The Right Way to Play Chess has taught chess to generations of beginners, taking them to the standard expected of good club players. It gives full details of exactly how to play the game, explains basic theory and includes many examples of play.There are separate chapters on the openings, middle and end games, plus a chapter of master games which illustrate how styles of play have changed over the years. Fully revised and updated by chess expert Richard James, a new chapter shows how to encourage and teach children to play the game.

Chess is Child s Play

Author: Laura Sherman
Publisher:
ISBN: 193627731X
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Games

Presents strategies for parents wishing to teach chess to their children, providing step-by-step instructions to the game and featuring several illustrated mini-games that highlight the importance of each piece.

The Living Chess Game

Author: Alexey W. Root
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884380X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

This book provides comprehensive information and guidance for successfully staging a theatrical living chess game for children ages 9-14. It also prepares student to succeed in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Chess Puzzle. * Includes nearly 60 chess diagrams, illustrations of musical notation, publicity materials, and useful forms for visual art and theatrical evaluation * Instructs readers on writing scripts for famous chess games such as the Immortal Game, the Evergreen Game, and the Opera Game * Helps educators and librarians prepare students to succeed in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Chess Puzzle * Provides the national content standard, objectives, resources and materials, procedure, and assessment in all 12 music, dance, visual art, and theater activities * An annotated bibliography identifies additional source materials * A glossary defines 69 chess terms

Child and Adolescent Development in Your Classroom

Author: Christi Crosby Bergin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285965604
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Education

Covering development from early childhood through high school in an easy-to-follow format, this book provides future teachers with authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for their classrooms. The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom discipline, constructivism, social-emotional development, and many others. A strong emphasis on diversity among children is reflected throughout. Case studies and real-world vignettes further bridge the distance between research and the classroom, helping future teachers be better prepared to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Changing Assessments

Author: Bernard R. Gifford
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401129688
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Education

Bernard R. Gifford As we edge toward the year 2000, the information age is a reality; the global marketplace is increasingly competitive; and the U.S. labor force is shrinking. Today more than ever, our nation's economic and social well-being hinges on our ability to tap our human resources-to identify talent, to nurture it, and to assess abilities and disabilities in ways that help every individual reach his or her full potential. In pursuing that goal, decision-makers in education, industry, and government are relying increasingly on standardized tests: sets of question- with identical directions, time limits and tasks for all test-takers-designed to permit an inference about what someone knows or can do in a particular area. CALIBRATING DIFFERENCE Our emphasis on standardized testing rests on a premise that is so basic it often escapes notice: that we humans are different from each other in ways that are both meaningful and measurable. We differ in terms of cognitive ability; aptitude for performing different kinds of mental and physical tasks; temperament; and interests. But somehow, without sufficient examination, we have taken a great collective leap from that commonplace to the notion that there are precise, measurable gradations of innate ability that can be used to direct children to the right classrooms, and adults to the right job slots.