Chess is universally proven as an Excellent way to develop the cognitive abilities of children. Things like planning, Concentration, Memory, Attention, Focus, Calculation ability, Patience, Time management and Confidence are [all] developed through Chess practice. Chess is a fascinating game, which can be played and enjoyed at all levels. Recent educational research indicates evidence of a strong positive correlation between chess and student academic performance. The practice application of the skills learned while playing chess are the same skills necessary for academic excellence.
- Critical Thinking
- Good Sportsmanship
- Patten Recognition
- Problem Solving
- Strategic Planning
Chess is an exercise of infinite possibilities for the mind, one which develops mental abilities used throughout life as described above to name a few. Chess can be used very effectively as a tool to teach problem solving and abstract reasoning. Learning how to solve a problem is more important than learning the solution to any particular problem. Through chess, we learn how to analyze a situation by focusing on important factors and by eliminating distractions. We learn to devise creative solutions and put a plan into action. Chess works because it is self-motivating.
The game has fascinated humans for thousands of years, and the goals of attack and defense, culminating in checkmate, inspire us to dig deep into our mental reserves.
Research shows that people who play chess are 60 to 75 percent less likely to get Alzheimer’s than those who just watch TV. Statistics say that this year alone we can potentially save tens of thousands of our loved ones from getting this monstrous disease. Yes, a practical “cure” by prevention has been found for the 6th largest killer in the US- Alzheimer’s!