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Chess for Kids: How to Play and Win Paperback – November 9, 2010

4.4 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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About the Author

Richard James has been teaching chess to children since the early 1970s and has an international reputation as the expert on how young children learn chess. He runs chessKIDS.com, which pioneered online interactive chess instructions for young children. He lives in England.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 - 5
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (November 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616081465
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616081461
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,567,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Morse on February 8, 2012
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Oh Dear The author clearly knows how to move from the start to finish in teaching chess to children. But he does this by turning chess into a "violent sport" (his words) In the introduction the author writes "the course outlined in this book...is designed to use ...fantasy violence to grab children's interest." These children are seven yes seven years old. The talk between the seven year old twins Alice and Sam who are learning chess via his book indeed is violent. There is also negative talk about beating their Dad "who is "really stupid" (page 93) or page 122 where Alice tells her brother he needs a new head "the one you've got at the moment isn't much good" I could go on and on. There are so may other ways to teach Chess to children. I much prefer an app such as Dinosaur Chess. My seven year old grandson has learned as much as Alice and Sam It has the same sequence of lesson as this unfortunate book The Dinosaurs are aggressive and do use warlike words but they are used at an appropriate level of fantasy game aggression for kids.
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Great Book!

I discovered Richard James's great website 5 years or so ago.

My 8 year old has been curled up with this at all times of the day for
the last two weeks. She almost prefers reading this over playing chess,
but she has been using the metaphors given in this book already
during her games. This is hugely helpful.

I've too been saying things like "let's prepare a firing squad for the
opposing King!."
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My son loves this book, and it has helped him improve his chess playing for his school club. Highly recommend this and some computer chess board (hand's on) for kids of all ages to learn the game!
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My 7 years old son loves this book so much. He read it again and again because of its amusing story and easily to understand. Thanks to the author, my son learned how to play chess.
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I bought this for my 7 year-old who thoroughly enjoyed it. Her game is improving as a result of her reading and she has the game vocabulary down.
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A Kid's Review on August 26, 2011
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I bought these books for my nephews, easy to read for kid that are over age of 8. The book have good basic tips and great graphics.
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