Introducing young minds to the game of chess is immensely rewarding, for both teacher and student - but sometimes it's hard to know where to begin, or what to cover. Good news: We can help!
Welcome to the ChessKid.com Curriculum: a kid-friendly, easy to follow and comprehensive program that ANY parent, teacher or coach can use to take their own chess-kid(s) all the way from total beginner to scholastic chess player. And it's 100% free!
Created by International Masters David Pruess and Daniel Rensch, the curriculum includes a wealth of learning materials addressing all aspects of the game, and is organized to maximize effective learning and retention.
Each section includes diagrams, work-sheets and "mini-games" to ensure that vital concepts are instilled through practice. We also include tips and advice for the teacher, coach or parent. Of course, the whole experience is designed to be FUN!
This curriculum is suitable for both classroom and one-on-one instruction, and is written to be accessible even if the instructor or parent is relatively new to chess. (You and your child can learn together!)
The entire curriculum is available for download (and printable) in PDF format (zipped).