Like any other physical or mental discipline that is practiced with effort, commitment and continuity, the results of the work will always show. Naturally, each child is a different case, and we should not establish generalized conclusions without considering other details in relation to the individual. For example, in the case of the Elephant Plan, which requires the greatest commitment and dedication, we have observed very notable improvements both in concentration, as well as in attention and memory in periods shorter than a school year.
There are a number of studies and investigations that have demonstrated the improvements in the development of cognitive abilities, as well as positive developments in other aspects that have direct implications on personality and, as a consequence, on social development. For this reason, chess is becoming a required subject in schools in many countries around the world, in addition to being used as a therapeutic tool in many cases.
Chess is used as an efficient educational resource in schools all around the world. Among many other benefits, practicing chess regularly trains the mind to think in an organized way, impacting positively in overall academic performance; particularly in mathematics and reading comprehension. Additionally, it stimulates many cognitive abilities that have a great impact on overall academic performance, such as memory, concentration, or the ability to reason.
Definitely not. Even though we have association of a professional chess player with very intelligent people, chess is a game for everyone and the benefits of its practice exist at every level, just as the benefits of sport help everyone who practices it and not just elite athletes. Many students with learning disabilities or special education are actively participating in chess programs, given its value as a social and educational tool.
It has been proven that practicing chess has many benefits. Not only does chess help improve cognitive abilities, such as concentration, abstract reasoning, spacial visualization, attention, memory or logical thinking, but it also has a positive influence on the development of emotional and social intelligence of those who practice it. At ADHD & Chess, we have prepared a summary of some of the benefits of chess.
Chess is a game for everyone that requires few resources in order to practice and learn the beginning levels. There are many clubs, academies, books, and different courses and material on the Internet. Many of these recourses are free and of good quality. However, our main recommendation for someone starting from scratch is to always begin with a specific work methodology that allows control of what has been learned and what activity is carried out. If you want to start from scratch, we recommend Chess From Zero and if you have chess knowledge, we recommend any of the courses by The [...]
Chess can be learned at any age; whether it’s children, adults or the elderly. Children from four to five years of age can learn the movements of the pieces, understand some plans and game, begin to use tactical reasoning and strategies, depending on the child’s maturity level and their own interest in the game.