Adil Husnain at Scoop Earth wrote a thought proving article on 5 games that help children boost their problem solving abilities.
Chess, a timeless cerebral pursuit that has gracefully endured through the centuries, remains a beloved pastime for both grown-ups and the younger generation. This venerable game, steeped in strategy, demands not just moves but a dance of the mind, weaving a tapestry of visualization and foresight. For children, it stands as a gateway to honing critical thinking skills, transforming each move into a stepping stone toward intellectual growth. Playing chess regularly can train your child to think several steps ahead, develop intuition, and learn how to weigh consequences and make decisions. Chess is not an easy game, but once your child learns the basic rules and strategies, they’ll enjoy the challenge.
Moreover, chess encourages persistence and teaches kids how to learn from their mistakes. In the realm of the game, a subtle yet profound lesson unfolds—the recognition that every move holds the power to usher in triumph or stumble into failure. Within this dynamic chessboard, a profound sense of responsibility and accountability takes root in the fertile soil of young minds, imprinting a lasting awareness that transcends the boundaries of the board. If you’re looking to introduce your child to the world of chess, consider buying a giant chess set. A delightful blend of amusement and visual charm, it serves as an enchanting gateway to infuse children with genuine enthusiasm for the game.
You may also find more information on the benefits of playing chess on the MegaChess blog under our article The Benefits of Playing Chess.
You can read the rest of Adil's article on the additional four games that boost Children's Problem Solving Abilities at this link.
You can also read Naomi Carr's article on tools to on coping with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.