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About Story Time Chess

For the past eleven years, Story Time Chess has worked in schools and homes all over the world telling stories that transform chess pieces into a memorable cast of quirky characters that help children as young as three years old learn and love the game of chess. Every Story Time Chess lesson has a fun, interactive story that introduces not only piece movement and strategy, but important themes that go far beyond chess. Story Time Chess students learn about sportsmanship, grit, and math, all through stories.

 

Why Chess?

Research shows playing chess significantly improves children’s visual memory, attention span, spatial-reasoning ability, problem-solving, patience, and follow-through and also appears to improve verbal skills by exercising functions of the brain related to language.

 

Intro to Story Time Chess

Ages: 3 - 6 (For first time chess students)

Dates: June 20th - 24th

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am each day

Cost: $225

Through a series of silly stories and fun activities, students will learn basic movement for all of the chess pieces!

 

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Story Time Chess- Beginning Strategy

Ages: 3 - 6 (For returning students, or students who have a good understanidng of basic piece movement)

Dates: June 27th - July 1st

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am each day

Cost: $225

Students will go on adventures with our quirky characters from Chesslandia and dive into planning and beginning chess strategy! 

 

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Story Time Chess- STARS

Ages: 7 - 11 (For students who have a good understanding of how each chess piece moves and are able to play a full game)

Dates: August 1st - 5th & August 8th - 12th

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am each day

Cost: $450

Still a story-based class, students will dive into more advanced chess strategy, point value, tactics, and chess notation. 

 

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