there's a poet let loose in the library...
Hah! I just saw this last week, and it's my take on chess from here on out!!!
I would rather play chess with mine than checkers. They always beat me at checkers. Not that I mind. I love the sound of their happy voices-- "I beat Mama at checkers again! I'm so good at checkers!" grrrrr.
My 5 1/2 year old loves chess. She doesn't play chess, she plays with chess. Little chess pieces are dollies, and big chess pieces are... I don't know, something to move around on the carpet at Third Place Commons.
Oh my... Hope it went okay. My kindergartener is maxed right out by chutes and ladders.
LOL It went OK. A couple of the kids knew how the pieces moved but no one was a wiz. We had some good discussions about why white always goes first even though my son said (loudly, and almost in tears) "But my mom always lets me go first because I'm the youngest!" Ha Ha a gold star for mom, right? His kind teacher leaned in and gave him a hug and gently pointed out we are all about the same age in kindergarten.My really smart son is just beginning to get the idea that pawns can only move straight ahead and only capture on the diagonal. It's still fun though.
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