Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chess in Kindergarten


I talked about some good chess books for kids age five to ten in a blog post on my photo blog Sandy Cove 365+ today. Have you ever played chess with kindergartners? That's what's on my schedule for 2:00 pm today. Fun times!

5 comments:

TadMack said...

Hah! I just saw this last week, and it's my take on chess from here on out!!!

Charlotte said...

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.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

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.

mayhem said...

Oh my... Hope it went okay. My kindergartener is maxed right out by chutes and ladders.

Cloudscome said...

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.