Encouraging Children to Take an Interest in Chess

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Plastic chess set and chess supplies manufacturer, The House of Staunton, shares tips on introducing chess to children at a young age.

Kids are naturally curious, fun-loving, and enjoy playing games. It is important to tap into these ideas when encouraging them to take an interest in chess. Here are four tips that will help you encourage young children to take an interest in chess:

  1. Create excitement for the game. Show children how exciting chess is by introducing them to famous games that keep you on the edge of your seat. Explain each of the moves as they are made. Children need to understand what is happening during the game to stay interested. Your energy and enthusiasm will be enough to inspire theirs.
  2. Watch movies about chess. There are several movies about chess. Chess captured the attention of nations, and it will capture the attention of your youngsters. Watch movies about chess that cultivate a variety of emotions including surprise, fear, and joy. The thrill of the game will shine and children will want to be part of the action.
  3. Stress having fun. Chess is a demanding game, mentally and emotionally. It is important for children to have fun while they play. Pushing children too hard can backfire. Keep their early exposure to chess lighthearted in nature and be very encouraging. Children will be more likely to take an interest in the game if they feel supported and capable. If they had fun, they won.
  4. Introduce friendly competition. Children have a natural desire to acquire new skills and prove themselves. Chess can be the perfect way to tap into this desire. Help children join a chess club or scholastic center. They will meet other children of similar ages and play against each other. The more friends they make who enjoy chess, the more likely they will be to stick with chess. Just remember to keep competition friendly and encourage good sportsmanship.

About The House of Staunton: The House of Staunton is an American locally owned and operated small business. For over 27 years, they have manufactured the world's finest chess equipment. They sell a wide variety of chess sets, chess boards and chess boxes, and are the equipment provider for top chess tournaments worldwide. Their chess sets are featured in numerous movies and television shows as well as on book covers and in print ads.

Media Contact: Shawn P. Sullivan, The House of Staunton, Inc., 256.858.8070, shawn@houseofstaunton.com

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