Chess teaches children to think analytically and logically.
Chess helps promote intellectual growth and has been shown to improve academic performance.
Chess is a powerful tool for developing thinking and memory in children.
It also helps them build up their decision-making tools.
It educates them to be responsible for their decisions and the consequences of those decisions.
The most frequently cited general benefits include the development of:
Cognitive abilities, such as attention, memory, and logical thinking; essential skills for the development of the individual.
Critical thinking, improving the ability to assess strengths and weaknesses, establish value judgments and make decisions.
Increased creativity, through problem solving.
Ethical sense. Improvements in attitude and general behaviour are often noted.
Better results in mathematics.
Improvements in literacy.