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CAN PLAYING CHESS MAKE YOUR CHILD A GENIUS?

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You must have a chessboard at home, which is just collecting dust in the storage somewhere. But now that we have plenty of time, because of quarantine. It would be a good time, to take out that box. Playing Chess can make your child a genius. Don’t believe us?

Chess is a mind game. As such, there is no age to start a chess game. We have many great players who started their chess journey at an early age. Playing Chess not only helps them in the game. But it will also help them in academics.  

HISTORY OF CHESS

Chess is one of the oldest games but still is one of the most played games. There is a belief that the game comes from the olden game Chaturanga. This is a Sanskrit word for the military. According to theories, Indians were playing Chess in somewhere around the 6th century. Up till 19th-century chess has gone through many changes. These changes include different boards, different chess pieces, and rules. 

chess board with chess pieces

ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT CHESS

People think that those who play chess are smart and intellectuals. And only they can play the game because they know how to!  Some think it is a sport. Yes, it is a mind sports game, which involves strategic planning.  

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HOW CHESS HELPS IN MAKING THE CHILD A GENIUS?

Chess is a mind game. It will help in shaping your child’s mind. Your child not only needs physical exercise but mental exercise as well. The areas by which children can improve their intellectual capabilities are-

  • Game of chess can improve concentration
  • Boosts memory power
  • Helps in brain development
  • Improves calculation
  • Improves logical thinking
  • Teaches children how to face difficult situations
  • Strategy planning will help them make better decisions in life
The complete chess set for beginners

WHEN CAN YOUR CHILD START LEARNING?

Five is the best age to teach chess. This is the age when they start adopting new things. Compare to adults small children adapt to new things very fast. Many great players started their chess journey at a very young age. Play chess with children this will create interest in them. It shows them how to play the game of chess, how to arrange pieces and explain those rules.

different types of chess kits available at paramount

In the market, there are many chess games available for children. For personal use, one can always take the plastic or cardboard set. One can also play the game online. The more they play the more they will understand the game. Chess game will overcome the fear of losing. And the child will actively participate in competitions. 

As such if you, yourself want to start playing the game now. Don’t let anything stop you. Because, as it is said.

It is better to be late than never!