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Chess Benefits

Have you ever observed a chess game in progress? In most cases, two people are staring down on a checker board with chess pieces in deep thought. The facts are overwhelming that chess is a way for children and adults to increase their mental prowess, concentration, memory, and analytical skills. Research indicates, that chess improves academic performance, which means better grades for kids in school. Chess also encourages communication and social skills that also benefit kids in the classroom.
Chess is a game that kids can demonstrate sportsmanship and their intellectual prowess.
Yes, chess is a way for children and adults to increase their mental prowess, concentration, memory, and analytical skills.

  • Improves academic performance, which means better grades in the classroom.
  • Teaches how to think logically. Your child must consider each and every move for it effectiveness to defeat their opponent.
  • Strengthen problem solving skills. Chess is a game of strategy and tactics.
  • Enhance reading, memory, language, and mathematical skills. Each year, the University of Texas at Dallas offer full four year scholarship opportunities for students who excel at playing chess. Our club has had a student win this prestigious award in the 2005.
  • Builds self-esteem. Your child will be empowered after winning their first game.
  • Promotes imagination and creativity. Kids can be creative with game openings, defense, and offense tactics to prepare for battle.

Effective after-school programs keep children of all ages safe and out of trouble.
After-school programs also can help to improve the academic performance of participating children. For many children, their reading and math scores have improved, in large part because after-school programs allow them to focus attention on areas in which they are having difficulties. Many programs connect learning to more relaxed and enriching activities, thereby improving academic performance as well. After-school programs also contribute to raising children's self- confidence as well as academic performance.

Both teachers and parents report that children who participate in after-school programs develop better social skills and learn to handle conflicts in more socially acceptable ways. Children indicate that they have higher aspirations for their future, including greater intentions to complete high school and attend college. Families able to enroll their children in good programs indicate that their children are safer and more successful in school. These families also develop a greater interest in their child's learning. In addition, children develop new interests and skills and improve their school attendance. In many cases, communities have come together to improve the availability of after-school programs. Partnerships among schools, local governments, law enforcement, youth- and community-based organizations, social and health services, and businesses have resulted in a number of high-quality after-school programs. These partnerships foster a greater volunteer spirit and provide opportunities for parents and other adults to participate in program activities.

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