Chess for Kids – Novice

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April 16, 2023 - June 25, 2023

Day & Time:
Su 3:00 PM to 4:20 PM

Room 013 at Kerrisdale Community Centre, 5851 West Boulevard

Age Group:
6-12 years

Age Range:

Category: Education

Program Description:

Event Description:

‘Give me a child and I’ll show you back the man.’ – Aristotle As a school academic in a game, playing chess and being smart are interconnected. There’s a strong correlation between chess and academic achievement including math, spatial analysis and non-verbal reasoning ability. Chess teaches higher level thinking skills such as visualization, analysis and critical thinking. Chess allows kids to connect with something in the real world which in turn, fire up their desire to learn. Joining in this Sherlock-Holmes-world of tactics and strategies, where the chessmen come into being, kids get trained in life-skills goal-setting: ‘checkmate’! (trapmate). What’s more, chess provides a mental armor plate ‘commander’ (leader) self-image – whereby kids can draw upon and develop a well-rounded discipline, amidst a friendly social setting where art meets science and math with fun. Chess folder kit included.Instructor’s Mission Statement: Chess now, leader tomorrow. Play chess as friends; learn life-skills with fun.No class May 21 or June 11.

REFUND POLICY: A $5 processing fee will be charged for all program refunds and transfers. 48 hours notice is required and there will be no refunds granted after the scheduled second class.

$116.10/9 sess


About the Instructor

Josefino (Joe) Soliven