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  • Published: Newton Highlands, MA : Mongoose Press, c2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 302 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781936277315
  • 193627731X

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Chess is child's play : teaching techniques that work

by Sherman, Laura.

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Call number: Y 794.12 Sh

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Traverwood Youth, West Youth

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Why chess? -- What you should expect from the lessons -- Tips on teaching -- Special exercises for two- to four-year-olds -- The rook -- How to take the other player's pieces -- The bishop -- How to attack and defend pieces -- The queen -- The king -- Check -- Checkmate -- The knight -- The pawn -- Legal and illegal moves -- How to set up the chessboard -- The first game -- Castling -- Tips for how to start a game of chess -- Value of the pieces -- Your pieces can get in the way -- More about attacking -- More about defending -- Getting out of check -- More about checkmate -- Stalemate and draw.

Chess Is Child's Play teaches parents to teach their young children (ages 2-7) to play chess. Laura Sherman and Bill Kilpatrick have created a simple step-by-step system that any parent can follow. Whether the parents know how to play chess or not, they can learn to teach their children through this book. Chess is an important part of a child's education. It gives them many valuable life skills, such as an increased ability to solve problems, be patient, develop self confidence, and think logically. Teach your child to play today!

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