Chess is Child's Play
302 pages, hardback, Mongoose, 1. edition 2012
Chess is Child's Play is a book written by parents, for parents. It is written for YOU!
Chess is one of the oldest strategy games known to man. Studies show that children who learn chess at an early age gain such valuable life skills as:
- Problem-solving ability
- Improved patience and focus
- Enhanced imagination
- Greater self-confidence
Chess educators Laura Sherman and Bill Kilpatrick have created an easy, step-by-step method for teaching chess that parents of all skill levels can use to teach children of any age.
You don't have to know how to play in order to use the system. This book will teach you the game, while showing you how to teach your child to play. You will learn together.
Chess makes children smarter. Give your child an advantage in life and teach him or her to play today!
010 Authors' biographies
011 Chapter 1. Why Chess?
019 Chapter 2. What You Should Expect from the Lessons
023 Chapter 3. Tips on Teaching
035 Chapter 4. Special Exercises for Two- to Four-Year-Olds
049 Chapter 5. The Rook
061 Chapter 6. How to Take the Other Player's Pieces
071 Chapter 7. The Bishop
079 Chapter 8. How to Attack and Defend Pieces
010 Chapter 9. The Queen
109 Chapter 10. The King
113 Chapter 11. Check
125 Chapter 12. Checkmate
133 Chapter 13. The Knight
143 Chapter 14. The Pawn
165 Chapter 15. Legal and Illegal Moves
169 Chapter 16. How to Set Up the Chessboard
177 Chapter 17. The First Game
183 Chapter 18. Castling
199 Chapter 19. Tips for How to Start a Game of Chess
217 Chapter 20. Value of the Pieces
225 Chapter 21. Your Pieces Can Get in the Way
233 Chapter 22. More About Attacking
241 Chapter 23. More About Defending
257 Chapter 24. Getting Out of Check
269 Chapter 25. More About Checkmate
291 Chapter 26. Stalemate and Draw