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I have a 6 year old with a pretty keen interest in the game. I set her up with an account, mostly so I can play her from work - but I'm wondering if there is anything on chess.com that caters to kids, especially really young ones, playing each other online?
Thanks, I'd checked that out and she has an account there. However they don't have an iphone/ipad/android client, which is a major convenience. But there's plenty of other good stuff to be had there, so I appreciate the post.
Honestly there is not really need to age group people on chess. It is not like baseball that age difference made a difference.
With this in mind, the idea of finding online playmates should go arround level of game. So maybe you should consider give your kid a regular account and automatly block chat for games, and pretty much you are set. I think chesskid.com is more kid apealing in that the cartoons and the look of the page make it look more fun, No idea what parenting tools the offer.
Yeah you make a good point. Actually might be healthier for her ego to always assume it could have been an adult that handed her a defeat :-). Thanks again for the comments.
I'm not that old and my score isn't too awful. It really doesn't matter. And this way, I can tell myself I was beaten by an adult. At school I don't have that luxury.
Setting up a regular account and blocking the chat would be a good way to go. I teach chess in the school system here in San Francisco and I encourage my younger students to play chess with anyone willing to play. Chesskid.com offers some excellent tutorial videos that explain specific ideas in a very clear, easy to digest manner. I say use both!
Tiggyboo : I have some young students who play on chess.com . And i can try to arrange a match with your kid. But since most of my students have already gone through few moths of chess training they may be too strong for your kid. Still I can find someone close to his strength if I see some of his games. But for that you have to message his ID to me.
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