Types Of Chess Classes Available For Kids

Chess can be called as an exercise for the brain. It makes you think better, take quick decisions in less time and improve your intellectuality. It would also help in the mental growth of your child from an early age. It will also give them an opportunity to increase their concentration and focus. You can enroll your children in a chess class for such developments.

Following are some types of classes available at many chess centers:

Private classes – Chess classes for children and adults with a private instructor are available for teaching chess. These are regular classes that are scheduled at many time slots to suit your availability. Kids going to school and adults going for work can go for afternoon or evening classes. The instructors teach them the basics of chess first and as they grow, their level of learning increases.

Tournaments – Half-yearly and yearly tournaments are organized by these classes to check the capabilities of the students. The students compete according to their level in chess and not their age. An adult may be playing with a 10 year old kid, because they both have equal understanding of chess.

Summer camps – If your child is getting bored or wasting his/her time in summer vacations, there are special summer classes for them. Their schedule will be of 2-3 months i.e. till the vacations go on. The instructors train the students in such a way that they can learn most tricks and moves of chess. Along with the basics, other short and smart chess tactics are taught by the instructors.

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