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Why is it useful to teach our children to play chess?

Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

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As parents, many of you think about your child’s future and how to help him or her get on the right track. The most important thing in your parenting mission is to try to figure out what will be best for your children.

Chess is a fair game, it’s your child, the board and the other child, no physical contact, just a battle of the minds. The king of board games can surprise us much more than we ever thought.

Do you still think that chess for children is too difficult? See these surprising facts and benefits of the game of chess and then consider your next move.

Chess helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease

While playing chess, the most active part of our body is the brain. Because the brain works like a muscle, it needs regular exercise to stay healthy and avoid injury. In fact, a medical study shows that playing chess reduces the risk of dementia and prevents its symptoms, as playing chess develops brain function. Which in turn reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety and depression.

Develops dendrites in the brain

Imagine an antenna that picks up signals from other places, the more antennas you have, the more signals you will pick up and the bigger you will get. In fact, they are the dendrites of the brain, which are tree-like branches that carry signals from other nerve cells to the neurons to which they are attached. So learning chess, at an early age, causes these dendrites to grow without stopping. Because learning chess is a continuous activity that leads to the growth of many dendrites.

Chess raises your children’s IQ

Chess is definitely a game that will increase your child’s IQ, and that’s no surprise. A study shows that 4,000 Venezuelan students, both boys and girls, showed higher IQ values ​​after 4 months of chess training. So moving figures is not an ordinary activity, but a result of increasing intelligence.

Increases the child’s problem-solving skills

In our fast-paced world, we face many problems and obstacles every step of the way every day. Some of the problems are solved, others are not, due to the lack of problem-solving skills.

As a parent, one thing you need to do is prepare your child for these problems, teach them how to solve them, and move forward. And, if you start earlier, you will have an independent, self-confident child sooner. Chess is a shining example of developing these skills. Allow your child to be confident, to solve problems by playing chess.

It improves your child’s concentration

During play, concentration is one of the most important skills a player must possess. It is impossible to play chess and think of anything else. During the game, the opponent will not tell your child which figure he has moved, so your child should be focused on the game, paying attention to every detail and figure. As a result, the game of chess will help you develop your child’s concentration not only in chess, but also in different life situations.

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