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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Why isn't chess on school curriculum?

Hello Everyone,

Chess teaches kids success in all walks of life. Here is a nice video on chess in education.

We must supplement this video by the nice link sent to us by one of our chess-loving readers - Graham Wadden. It is such a valid question today: Why isn't chess on school curriculum?

The nice article states:

"Think about why parents send kids to school ... to develop reasoning; analytical thinking; resilience; problem solving; perseverence ...

All schools should be efficiently serving child development, equally, in two areas:

  • Developing the physical body through exercise and sport;
  • Developing the mind through subjects like maths, language/communication and the sciences.
Both areas mentioned require some form of thinking that Chess helps to nurture."

You can read the full article and watch two nice videos on children and chess here.

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