Chess for home school kids by United States Chess Federation- Life Chess Master Glenn Bady
Why teach homeschoolers chess?
- Chess is a puzzle
- Kids enjoy thinking
- Great social aspect
- Kids can outplay parents
- Playing chess is flexible- outdoors or indoors
- Chess is an inexpensive cognitive activity
Who is Glenn?
I’ve been playing and studying chess for over 40 years. I am a United States Chess Federation Advance Life Master. I’m a homeschool parent of two kids that are active chess players. I think it’s important that homeschoolers share their expertise with other families who decide to homeschool.
My child is 5 years old is she too young to learn chess?
It’s up to you to determine if your child is ready to learn chess.
Does this club offer a chance to learn and compete or just play chess?
Each week we will meet online and I’ll give a lesson. If you want your child to compete in tournament chess, we will have an online tournament, also there are a number of a local tournament.
Is this club for kids who already know how to play?
This chess club if for homeschool kids from novice to advance. We will teach the basic rules of chess also, tactics, notation, and calculation.
Do we need to bring chess sets?
We will have tournament regulated chess sets available.
Where does this chess club meet?
We will meet on Tuesdays from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Target on City Line Ave, 4000 Monument Road, Philadelphia, Pa 19131
Dates: March 20, 2018 – April 24, 2018
Why do you meet at Target?
- Fun for Kids!
- Starbucks in Target has a long table that is perfect for chess.
- Bright and comfortable area for parents.
- Great area for shopping.
- Parking is plentiful.
- Charles Barkley visit often!
How long will it take for my child to learn chess?
We can teach kids how the pieces move and their value in an hour. Although, understanding piece behavior may take awhile.
What are this thing call check and checkmate?
A check is when the King in danger, checkmate is when the game is over. A check is an easy concept, checkmate can be difficult to comprehend because it involves coordination of your forces.