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Introducing Kids Academy Chess Course

Dec. 28, 2020

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When parents or teachers think of extracurricular activities that can boost academic skills and learning, they usually don’t think about chess. We live in a society that seems to have put more traditional activities on the back burner, while turning more towards athletics and the fine arts.

However, with the pandemic halting rehearsals, concerts, and sporting events in their tracks, it’s never been a better time to explore something new! Kids Academy has a new learning course that will introduce your child to chess. Start your students on an extracurricular journey that can boost learning skills in a huge way. Keep reading to find out more about Kids Academy chess course!

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5 Fantastic Chess Movies to Watch at Home with Your Kids

May 12, 2021

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Outside of Netflix’s smash hit, The Queen’s Gambit, most folks haven’t heard of television shows or movies about chess. After all, chess might not seem as popular in our culture as it once was. But what better way to encourage your child and motivate him or her to continue playing than by watching inspirational chess movies for kids?  While they might not be widely known, there are high-quality films available that are also family-friendly, many of which are available to stream for free! Keep reading to find 5 fantastic films about chess that you and your child will want to watch together!

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The Impact of Learning Chess on Math Skills

Feb. 25, 2021

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Here at Kids Academy, we love to talk about the many benefits of teaching children to play chess! We’ve already written about how learning to play can pay off in the form of academic success, but did you know that it can directly impact your child’s math skills in a multitude of positive ways? Read this article to discover the amazing chess and math connection and explore how teaching your kids can both directly and indirectly improve their math skills and performance.

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The 5 Best Chess Books for Kids

Feb. 8, 2021

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In previous articles, we have talked quite a bit about the plethora of amazing online apps available for teaching kids how to play chess. While there are truly amazing resources on the web for kids to learn and practice the game, nothing can replace the level and quality of learning a child can glean from reading a book! Read this article to explore our list of the top book titles from renowned authors that will transform your little chess player from beginner to master!

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The Benefits of Teaching Kids Chess Game Before Kindergarten

Jan. 26, 2021

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If you’re like many parents, you might have signed your kids up for activities such as dance, music lessons, or sports. But what about chess? This ancient game might at first glance seem too difficult for young learners to master, but in fact even preschoolers can start to play. Studies show that the benefits of chess for kids are long-ranging and multifaceted. This article explores what the research has to say about starting kids on chess before they even start school!

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Top Mobile Apps to Learn and Play Chess for Kids

Jan. 11, 2021

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When it comes to athletics and the arts, there is no shortage of community resources and opportunities that organize children into teams and troupes. But if your child wants to learn how to play and compete in chess, where does a parent turn for lessons and support? Fortunately, there are plenty of quality online programs available to get little learners started! This article focuses on the best apps available that offer meaningful online chess lessons and gameplay! 

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Chess in the Digital Age

Feb. 11, 2019

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The amazing game of chess has withstood the test of time, becoming known as one of the world’s greatest games! While gameplay has remained much the same, the culture of chess players, tournaments, and the access to training software has evolved to reach and connect with younger generations. While your child learns how to play chess, excite him or her with the fascinating ways technology has influenced game for good!

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10 Cool Facts About the History of Chess Your Kids Will Love

Dec. 29, 2018

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You probably already know teaching chess to kids is a wonderful way to stimulate your child’s intellect and grow his or her critical analysis skills through exciting gameplay. However, sometimes it’s easy for kids to be tempted by the technology that surrounds us every day. More and more often, kids are turning to video games and TV for entertainment, both of which aren’t very stimulating and are hardly educational. Give your child motivation to get started or keep going. This article focuses on the fascinating facts surrounding the history of chess your child will love! 

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7 Life Lessons Chess Can Teach Your Child

July 30, 2018

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If you think about it, chess is a lot like real life, but on a much smaller scale. Every chess move alters the way the game turns out, just like the decisions we make in life. Since we utilize complex critical decision-making  processes while playing chess, kids can learn incredible life lessons that mirrors the skills they’ll need to be successful, just by learning chess! This article explores 7 amazing life skills your child will develop while learning to play chess!

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How to Teach your Child Chess When You Don’t Know How to Play Yourself

June 18, 2018

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Avoid spending a lot of money enrolling your child in a local chess course, and learn chess alongside your child with Kids Academy! If you’re wondering how to teach kids to play chess, but you don’t know how to play yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Our new series of chess lessons now available on our YouTube channel and in Talented & Gifted Program will teach you and your child the basics and more! This article will give you easy-to-follow steps to get started learning chess with your child! 

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Ways to Introduce Chess to Children: A Guide for Parents

May 28, 2018

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If you’ve never thought about playing a game of chess with your young child, think again! Learning chess requires the player to think hard without needing to read, making this game accessible to children as young as 5! What’s more is that playing chess has been shown to boost critical thinking and problem solving skills, dubbed by many as making kids smarter. This article will show you how to reap the benefits and introduce your little learner to chess! 

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