Learning to play chess helps children enhance reading, memory, language, & mathematical abilities.
Help your child develop socially, academically, and emotionally whilst also fostering critical, creative, and original thinking.
Strengthen your child’s problem solving skills & teach them how to make difficult and decisions independently.
Have the opportunity to make friends & teach empathy, emotional intelligence, and how to overcome their challenges.
Ash Reddy founded Chess Mates in 2012 to address two main problems.
The first was a lack of chess classes for kids under eight. With so much of a child’s brain development occurring prior to their fifth birthday, Ash wanted to give young kids a “head start” through chess. That’s why Chess Mates teaches chess for kids ages three and up – to help develop their creativity, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence from an early age.
The second problem was that most chess classes focused exclusively on competitive chess. Yet learning chess can also help children become kinder, smarter, and more empathetic. That’s why Chess Mates offers fun, social lessons that teach strategy while also fostering life skills such as dealing with losing and congratulating your opposing player.
These two differences are one of the key reasons Chess Mates has become the preferred chess class provider for parents and kids across Queensland, as well as Victoria & South Australia!