Please see the attached registration form for the chess club, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, November 15th at 3:30 pm. We would like to have at least 12 students for the club. Also, we would like to have at least one “den parent” attend the workshop. You do not need to be proficient in chess in order to help. Please contact Chess Odyssey (503-504-5756) or Visitation Catholic School (503-357-6990) with questions.
Benefits of Chess
Chess has long been regarded as a game that can have beneficial effects on learning on development, especially when it is played from a young age. Below are some of the most critical benefits that chess can provide to a child:
•Develop analytical, synthetic and decision-making skills, which they can transfer to real life.
•Learn to engage in deep and thorough chess research which will help them build their confidence in their ability to do academic research.
•Help children gain insights into the nature of competition which will help them in any competitive endeavor.
•When youngsters play chess they must call upon higher-order thinking skills, analyze actions and consequences, and visualize future possibilities.
•In countries where chess is offered widely in schools, students exhibit excellence in the ability to recognize complex patterns and consequently excel in math and science.