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Am teaching chess to kids aged 5 and 9. Though I managed material for the elder one I am struggling for material for the age group 4-5 years.
Specifically, I am looking at printable pdfs preferably having full page puzzles / diagrams.
Thanks in advace.
It's quite a bit to go through, but you could check the downloads under resources here.
try this place and see if thet got anything in there, look under 'Resources'
let me see the skills and i can make personalizes book. book exclusive for player.
Check "Basic Checkmate Patterns" by Torsten B. Mattsson.
I am enjoying this book.
I also coach kids. In addition to specific patterns like mate patterns etc, I like to show them patterns in what squares the pieces control. I like to emphasize how the piece does not control the square its on and to focus on what squares the piece controls. Engames can be good for this. Opposition of the kings etc.
For example with a knight I go one diagonal and then the squares on the sides of that diagonal. Then you can point out things like how a bishop can position itself to cover all the forward squares of that knight. And how a king can place itself so as not to be attacked by the knight in the next turn.
With all my teaching I would rather keep the ideas too simple rather than too hard. For the more advanced kids its reinforicing basics and building their confidence, for the beginers they are learning.