Why Buy a Chess Set For A Child?

Athena By Athena , 31st Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/41gs32ku/
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Some may think that chess is an outdated and old-fashioned game that is not worth playing any longer at this age of high-tech gadgets and toys. There is a good reason why this game has lasted throughout the centuries. It's up to you to discover and enjoy its rewards.

Chess Set: A Timeless Gift Idea for Children

One item that a lot of people won’t think of buy for their children as a gift is a chess set. Some may think that chess is an outdated and old-fashioned game that is not worth playing any longer at this age of high-tech gadgets and toys. Besides, one may think that there really aren’t a lot of people who would be interested to play with it anyway. But the truth is, if you were to buy a chess set for your child, and if you just take the time to play the game with them, there are excellent benefits of playing chess, both for you and your child, that you may just not realize instantly. There are some lifetime benefits a child gets from playing.

Chess is more than just a game. It requires a lot of analytical thinking in order to finish a game and to actually win. It is a bit similar to checkers, but a lot more complicated. Actually, some might think that the only factor similar between the two games is the appearance of their playing board. Whatsoever the case, playing chess requires more time and patience than playing checkers. To add, the benefits of the chess game far exceed those that checkers could accomplish.

Playing with a chess set demands an advance and strategic thinking from its players on the move they are about to make. It requires the use of their ability for reasoning and logic just to make a single move. This is something that we humans may learn at one point in our life, but some develop that earlier than others. Children who grow up playing with a chess set may in fact have a greater advantage. One reason why a lot of teenagers get into trouble these days is not because they are delinquent by nature, but because they have not developed their logical and advanced thinking on the consequences of their actions. Learning to play chess may help change that way of thinking in some kids. Thinking ahead of the present moment can be developed as a second nature. With this, it can help them to start making better decisions.

This does not claim that a chess set will keep teens from committing mistakes, but the mere attribute of learning to think in advance may help keep them out of several troubles in life. It may be an abstract thought, but there is definitely no harm in letting a child to learn to play chess. There are other good things they can acquire from playing chess as well. Children learn to play fair and take turns as they also learn to win or lose gracefully. Children will also feel that they mean a lot to you if you take some time out from your busy schedule to play with them. There is a good reason why this game has lasted throughout the centuries. It's up to you to discover and enjoy its rewards.

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author avatar Nick
27th Sep 2012 (#)

I really think that parents have a great influence towards their kids over playing chess. If children get the right motivation from their parents they would turn out to be great players who will and who can inspire thousands of other kids.

Just like http://smartdolphins.net/school-chess-classes/, kids are given great importance. It helps out kids to excel in classes by developing their thinking skills through chess.

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