The benefits of chess from an early age

It is very important to start good habits off at an early age.  Little ones’ brains are still developing and can absorb infor


mation at a phenomenal rate.  Making new connections helps them to become more flexible and increase their mental capacity.

Chess has been shown to promote critical thinking, spatial awareness and problem solving skills.  Due to the ability of toddlers to absorb information, teaching chess from an early age has the greatest effect.  Learning chess from 3 years old has been shown to improve overall performance at school by nearly 20% compared with children who have not played chess.

In addition, chess allows children to develop a range of essential skills such as:

  • improves creativity
  • improves memory
  • improves reading skills
  • improves concentration
  • improves planning skills
  • improves independent decision making
  • improve higher-order thinking skills
  • improves performance in maths and science