Benefits of Chess for Kids

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"According to research, Test scores improved by 17.3% for students regularly engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6% for children participating in other forms of enriched activities," states 4-time World Champion Susan Polgar in a recent interview. In approximately 30 nations across the globe, including Brazil, China, Venezuela, Italy, Israel, Russia and Greece, etc.

Why is chess very beneficial to many particularly to children? Chess has showed to develop or increase:


Math solving problems


Reading skills


Confidence


Tolerance


Sense of judgement


Critical thinking


Ability to recognize patterns


Concentration


Analytical skills
 

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