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Does Dad play chess? Or maybe he wants to learn. The whole family can play and learn chess with Story Time Chess. The stories and supporting materials communicate the rules of chess to children ages 3 and up in a way that makes learning chess simple and fun. Best of all, no chess experience is required for parents or children to learn. With whimsy names like Bea and Bop, The Bishops, Clip and Clop, and The Knights, the iconic black and white game pieces come alive with backstories that are fun, silly and naturally memorable. Here’s a fun video that explains the game and how it works: https://www. facebook.com/StoryTimeChess/videos/465299157235137/ There are so many benefits to learning the game, no matter your age or ability. K-12 students will benefit the most with strengthening academic performance, improving retained test scores, enhancing arithmetic skills, sharpening critical thinking and boosting EQ – emotional intelligence. Parents who don’t play chess themselves will be relieved that if they can read a story to a child, they can teach them chess (and learn the game themselves)! Story Time Chess (https://storytimechess.com/storytime-chess-the-game/) is based on a chess teaching method that has been utilized and perfected over the last 12 years through a New York City-based company called Chess At Three, which has successfully taught over 80,000 children in the last decade how to play chess through stories. The brand-new game compresses 12 years of knowledge from teaching young kids how to play chess and the result is a beautifully designed game that can teach any person from age 3 to 103 years old how to play chess through fun engaging stories and exercises. For more information check out www.storytimechess.com.
Griddly Games goes full S.T.E.A.M. ahead to provide help at home this summer. Their popular Just add... Kits are a great way to incorporate fun and learning this summer. Combine Science & Art in One Afternoon, the Just Add Milk kit create a wonderful display of exploding color and tie-dye designs. Next grab some sugar and make your own rock candy, sugar cubes and the clean up with your own homemade soaps. The kits are fun and learning at the same time. Learn more at www.griddlygames.com.
6 June 2020| PB Parenting |
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