Why is chess called … the martial art playground of the mind?
As school academics 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 personified, kids get trained in life-skills goal-setting: ‘checkmate’ (trapmate) What’s more, chess gears them up with a mental armor plate – ‘commander’ (leader) self-image – amidst a friendly social setting where art meets science and math with fun.
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3 - Child
Room 112 at *Renfrew Park Community Centre
CCA Membership: Renfrew Y-2
or CCA Membership: Renfrew Y-2
Josefino (Joe) Soliven