Playing chess teaches critical thinking, it helps children to categorize information, reason by analogy, follow a logical sequence of ideas, recognize patterns, apply general principles, assess whether one general principle overrides another, and calculate and analyze disparate values to arrive at practical outcomes.
Chess can teach children to follow the rules, take turns, accept responsibility for their decisions, respect tradition and demonstrate good sportsmanship in both victory and defeat. They learn that persistence pays off and that discipline and patience are well rewarded in this microcosm of the larger world.
Formal chess instruction can begin as early as kindergarten. Mohammed will use many methods of instruction. In each class, students will utilize verbal, visual, and hands-on activities. Each child can demonstrate proficiency or seek further guidance. Assessment is constant throughout as Mohammed observes the students and asks and answers questions.
BENEFITS OF JOINING A COMPETITIVE TEAM
A principal benefit of participating on a competitive team is a wonderful environment in which to play, watch or study chess with others interested in the world’s greatest game. Added benefits include:
Chess is a valuable educational tool that helps teach important lessons including problem-solving, critical thinking, sportsmanship, patience and goal setting -- plus, it is fun!
For students interested in competitive chessMohammed will be coaching a competitive team program Time: Saturdays from 11:30 – 1:30 January 6 – May 12 Cost: $150.00
Community Chess Program:
Date: January 6 – May 12 - First Saturday of Each MonthTime: 9 am – 11 amCost: Free
Coming this Summer! Chess Summer Camps
Keep watching for more information.