Did you know kids as young as three can learn to play chess?
Learning chess helps kids develop key life skills such as problem-solving, concentration, turn-taking, and emotional intelligence. Chess also helps kids who struggle to relate to their peers, such as those with ASD, make friends and improve their confidence.
So, it’s no wonder so many early childhood educators and carers are introducing chess for kids in their childcare centres with our Chess Mates Childcare program!
Our Chess Mates Childcare program makes teaching chess to preschool-aged children fun and easy.
Your program license includes all the materials your educators and carers need to teach chess for kids, including our Chess Mates books, music, and video content.
Designed for teaching kids ages three and up, our materials will support your team to lead fun, interactive, and engaging 30-minute chess lessons. The kids in your care will love learning chess through singing, rhymes, mini-games, and stories, like the tale of “Bob the Bishop”, who likes chocolate ice cream so much, he only moves on black squares.
(Brisbane childcare centres can also opt to have a Chess Mates teacher visit and run classes in person.)
Unlike traditional chess lessons, which position chess as a sport with winners and losers, the Chess Mates Childcare program uses chess to help kids regulate their emotions, address failure and adversity, and improve their self-awareness – all while having fun.
Through our lessons, even young kids will quickly learn to drop the tears and stomping when they lose a piece (or a game), and instead react positively and constructively to challenges.
Chess will also help the kids in your care foster critical, creative, and original thinking, as well as independent decision-making.
If you want the benefits of chess for kids at your childcare centre, the Chess Mates Childcare license is for you.
So, what are you waiting for? Bring chess for kids to your childcare centre today!
Simply drop us a line at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help you get started.
“I just wanted to let you know that I’m consistently receiving positive feedback from Sofia (and often joyous excitement) about what’s she’s learnt in her Monday chess class.”
“Hayden is really enjoying his chess class. He often practices at home too with his Dad.”
“Adela enjoys playing chess and she learn new things all the time which is so great.”
“We have had The Leaps Chess Class program for the past 6 months and the children have found it fun and look forward to “The Chess Man” coming each week. The children are learning so much about the game and really enjoy the fact that the class is so interactive. We have had nothing but positive feedback from parents and look forward to continuing to offer the program at the centre.”
“Our children look forward to chess classes every week. We have found that our children enjoy playing chess so much that we have created a space for a chess board in our classroom. They have now become mentors to their friends as they pass on the knowledge that they gain to their peers and also their teachers.”
“The classes are taking off really well at the other centres and I think is suitable for children 3 years and older through to school age children ( in particular). My 3 older children are currently participating in the class. Ash gives an in-depth feedback regarding the children’s progress after the classes. The kids love the classes and can’t stop talking about it at home. Within 2 weeks they were sitting down playing games of chess together.”
I just wanted to thank you guys so much for the wonderful chess mates incursion you provided for us. The younger children enjoyed the creative way you taught them through storytelling, games and songs while the older children appreciated the strategies, challenges and humour. Looking forward to having you back for the upcoming vacation care period.
Have you been looking for extra-curricular activities for your childcare centre that don’t fall into the same old categories of “sports” and “dancing”?
Chess classes for kids are a great extra-curricular activity for childcare centres that strive to offer a nurturing, learning-oriented environment that prepares kids for school and provides them with a real head-start on life and learning.
If you would like to learn more about how you can introduce chess classes to your childcare centre, send us a message, or call 1300 Chess Mates (1300 243 776).
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