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how-to-teach-a-child-to-play-chess-and-why-you-need-to-do-it

If, after watching the mini-series "The Queen's Move", filmed by American screenwriter and director Scott Frank and Allan Scott, commissioned by Netflix, you began to be interested in playing chess - this is very good news! It can only be better to start teaching the child the basics of this magnificent, one of the oldest intellectual games.

 

We figure out how to teach a child to play chess.

 

In general, if you have small children and you are thinking about whether it is possible to teach them chess, and most importantly, how to do it and when to start in order to instill a love for the logical game on a 64-cell board, we will try to answer all the questions you right here and now. So, let's begin!

 

 

We will discuss four main questions:

 

1. At what age do you start learning to play chess?

2. How to get a child interested in playing chess?

3. How to start teaching a child to play chess?

4. Play regularly - and have fun!

 

At what age should children start learning to play chess?

 

Having studied the relevant literature and Internet articles, we will answer the first important question as follows: start learning while the child is still small. Do you want to know how much is "still small" in years? No one will give an exact answer - everyone is individual, but the general criteria are as follows:

 

1. From the age of 3, you can introduce the child to the rules of the game of chess;

 

2. At four years old, you can try to start the game, showing how the figures go, where they need to be placed, how they differ;

 

3. From the age of five, if a child was trained, he, according to the observations of many coaches, will already be able to anticipate some steps and simple combinations of an opponent;

 

4. But the most fruitful age for learning is from 6 to 8 years old. It is at this age that the talents and predispositions of children are most fully revealed. It is at this age that they will already be able to play thoughtfully and know what it means to play "e2 - e4", absolutely ironically.

 

 

Chess is a game designed not only for adults and schoolchildren. Young children are great at absorbing knowledge from the world around them, and playing chess will help them hone their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

 

How to get your child interested in playing chess?

 

 

With the age of the beginning, it was also decided that this developing classical intellectual game is useful and even important for the development of the child (including motor skills - remember how difficult it was for you to walk with the letter “G” as a child, moving the figure of the horse), so it’s worth learning , even highly recommended to educate children. It remains the case for small things ... how to interest a child if he does not have an interest in the pieces on the checkered board?

 

We found an interesting piece of advice on the Runet, on the site razvitie-vospitanie.ru, here it is (read more about the method in the source material entitled “Teaching a child to play chess from scratch: a step-by-step method”):

 

“Before you introduce your child to chess, periodically take out the game, arrange the pieces, you can even play a few games with a family member or friends in front of the child.

 

Answer his questions and requests to play that this is for older children and that he will definitely be able to play it, but later, when he grows up. After that, put the game away so that the child cannot get it on his own.

 

After some time (from 2 weeks to two months), solemnly inform the child that he has already grown up and is ready to join this great game.

 

The method seemed to us surprising and ingenious in that it arouses the genuine interest of the child in learning chess, the psychology of the baby itself will work in favor of parents trying to accustom the child to good habits, and the latter will not have to force the child to do something under duress, which means subsequent training, say in a chess section or at home, will be more intense, progressive and better in all areas. The kid will not only enthusiastically develop the technique of the game, but also develop himself.

 

 

And another important tip for working with the interest of a son or daughter, given in the source, is that the first acquaintance with the game should not be long in time. Ten or fifteen minutes, no more.

 

If a child has shown interest in the board, pieces, and most importantly, why they are needed and where they are being moved, consider that you managed to achieve the goal, to interest him. Gradually start having mini-sessions of the game with him for no more than 15 minutes and give more and more information about it.

 

You can show educational cartoons for children that involve chess, look at cartoon pictures with your child, or read the history of the game in a form adapted for children if they like it better when you read. There are actually many options to support interest, and over time it will only grow stronger.

 

How to start teaching a child to play chess?

 

There are many options for learning this “mind gymnastics”, both paid (there are special training kits for playing chess for the smallest future grandmasters) and free.

 

Apparently, one of the most effective is the classic version of learning, with playing on the boards. So, here are the main learning tips that we found in various sources:

 

  • Classes must be carried out on real chess boards;
  • You should not teach your child to play chess through a computer. After all, chess is not only the development of logic, but also of communicative properties (man-man). Plus, in real chess, not only the head works, but also the hands, with their tactile receptors, which allows the child to quickly understand the game and memorize important nuances;
  • Learning the basics (rules of the game) is the most important part of learning the world of chess at this stage, when a child aged 6 to 8 years old, as they say, “fired up” on the game and its study, or at least shows a moderate interest in the board;
  • If you notice that your toddler (under 6 years of age) is distracted during class, try either reducing the time of the sessions or including more childish, playful moments. The child should be comfortable playing chess;
  • The child should arrange the figures himself, and in parallel with this, teach him the names of the figures, how they walk, and, of course, their correct placement;
  • A child should always have a partner to play with. Do not refuse the baby if he takes the initiative;
  •   Always keep an eye on what is being done, and prompt the child only if you see that he is sitting on the same task for a long time.

 

One of the interesting tricks for teaching the game of chess to very young players or just beginning children is as follows:

 

  • only pawns are placed on the board;
  • explain how they need to move, how they need to "eat" the opponent's pieces and why this is necessary;
  • then try to play with the child only pawns. As soon as the skill of the game is fixed in a couple of days, start adding more complex pieces in pairs (knights, bishops, rooks, king and finally the queen), explaining how to move them, how to play them;
  • in this way, a complex puzzle will be formed for the child gradually and will not cause fatigue or rejection.
  • The main thing is to take your time and move on to the next figure as soon as you feel that you have been understood.

 

Be sure to emphasize the main key elements of the game during the session, including the importance of protecting your king at all costs and that the queen is the most powerful piece in the game. And also do not forget to tell what a check and a checkmate are.

 

Once the kids get the basics down, you can start teaching them different strategies (if you're good at chess). If this is not your game, but the child wants to continue, give him this opportunity, enroll him in the chess section. This is one of the best leisure activities. True, you should not forget about sports and walking either!

 

Play regularly - and enjoy the game of chess!

 

Probably the most important thing for a beginner is to play regularly. During the initial training, if possible, play a game or two every day for a couple of weeks, and then, when the child gets comfortable and he has some excitement, you can switch to a couple of times a week so that he does not get bored at the same time, but also attracts this business .

 

Repetition will help reinforce the rules of the game and improve your child's strategic thinking over time. It will definitely not be superfluous in our world. And also remember how to play chess yourself or improve your level:

 

Remember that the irregularity of classes is the worst thing during training, but you should not overwork your child! The main thing is that the whole game of chess should be fun.

 

We hope that our simple tips will help you plunge into this magical world where everyone can become a strategist and a true commander. Forward!

 

 

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20-times-when-people-found-such-outlandish-things-at-flea-markets-that-they-could-not-pass-by

 If you are one of those people who avoids flea markets and second-hand shops, then you will never understand the excitement with which people are looking for "treasures" in these stores. And there, believe me, there are a lot of them! After all, what one person does not need can be a thing that another person desperately needs, and this is what makes finds from thrift stores so valuable.

 

“I am an electrician and I constantly save old fixtures by taking them out of the trash heap or buying them for next to nothing at thrift stores. I already have a whole collection in my basement, and this octopus will also replenish it ”

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“I found this vintage Edwardian wedding dress at a local thrift store and couldn't leave it there. It cost only 7 dollars and, besides, I have a wedding soon, so I think I was very lucky "

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 "I found these photos from the premiere of Good Will Hunting at an antique store in Seattle."

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"For years I was tempted by miniature chairs in thrift stores, and one day I finally bought nine of them."

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"I went to a thrift store and found this duck there, not even suspecting that it was an incense burner."

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"I'm just in love with these gold earrings with an angel and a devil, which I was lucky to snatch at a flea market."

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"This is one of the sweetest budget purchases I've made in a thrift store to date."

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"A magical find at today's garage sale"

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“As soon as I saw this chair, I remembered about my cat, August, and for good reason - he immediately appreciated it”

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"I fell in love with them and just couldn't pass by!"

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"I found this naughty raver outfit at a garage sale and I can't wait to get people to wear it!"

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"I got this beauty for just 5 bucks."

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"A wicker miracle that both my cats liked"

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"I gladly paid $ 25 for this BEAUTY!"

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“I found this brass fly ashtray at a thrift store in Wisconsin. I'm going to fill it with pretty pebbles that I found in our backyard. "

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"I'm just wildly delighted with my recent find."

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"I went to a flea market for things that I really needed ... and returned with a frog-shaped mirror for $ 2."

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"A few months ago, I bought this incredible handbag for women at auction."

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"This is possibly the coolest thing I've ever found in a thrift store!"

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45-jobs-we-didnt-know-existed

Life does not stand still, and professions change along with it - some go into oblivion, and some, on the contrary, appear. But with all the current diversity, there are very strange jobs and occupations that most of us have probably never heard of. Meanwhile, some of these activities pay very, very decently, although they are not in the top of the prestigious, highly paid professions that everyone hears about. Be that as it may, since they exist, it means that there is a demand for them. And if there is demand, then there will be supply.


45 people who have such professions that you either get pumped up or grab your head.


We at Bemorepanda were curious about what kind of professions they were, and looked at the RhodyRex branch on AskReddit, where users shared their experiences of a strange, at first glance, work. Look, it's unexpected.


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


1. “I maintain hiking trails in our national forests. When camping, I remove fallen trees from the trails with chainsaws, miter saws, build bridges, retaining walls, drain water from the trail, fix landslides, cut down large trees, etc. Almost everywhere I go hiking with my team, although we we use horses and mules to transport camping equipment. Some places can be reached by ATV, while other places can only be reached by boat or plane.


I love my job, I get paid $16.50 an hour, I can live in nature almost all year round, and I really don't have much time to waste my money. I work for the USFS (United States Forest Service), my title is Wildlife Trail Technician, and you can apply for jobs like mine. Look for wildlife technology, recreation technology, or trail technology." — slick519 / Reddit


2. “I am an orthoepist! I work at an audiobook publishing company where I learn the correct pronunciation of people, places, things, and foreign languages so that actors reading books sound like they know what they're talking about. As far as I know, there are only two of us in the country.” — Daupo/Reddit


3. “I'm a travel coach! I teach people with learning disabilities to use public transport on their own. It's amazing work." JabberW / Reddit


4. “I deal with the eyes of the dead. I am an eye bank specialist; I surgically remove corneas and whole eyes from donors for corneal transplantation and research. I think most people don't want to know about my work." — zzimcal / Reddit


5. “For work, I have to break into hospitals and steal things. This is called a "physical penetration test". This is an integral part of the risk assessment required under HIPAA Section 164.308.


I routinely crack locks and passwords, steal passes, pose as medical personnel, collect all kinds of data, including credentials, and use various social engineering tactics.


My official position is "Information Security Consultant". I have a degree in information systems management and CCNA, Sec+ and CISA certifications.” — The_MustardTiger / Reddit


6. “I run an adult literacy program. Most people think it's some kind of sophisticated book club, or that I'm wrong and meant to say that I teach children to read and write. Unfortunately, my work exists because one in six adults is illiterate (Editor's note: the author lives and works in Hawaii)." — gioottoismyhomie / Reddit


7. “I once applied for a job as a heritage specialist. This mainly includes visiting cemeteries, photographing graves and keeping a log of them.” — Athiri / Reddit


8. "I am a professional bra prosthetist for mastectomy women, usually those who have/have had breast cancer." — GreatCatsby_/ Reddit


9. “I'm in charge of breaking toys and writing reports about how they break.


This job is completely different from my previous job where I had to use online casino promotions to make a living and travel the world.” — ETA_was_here / Reddit


10. “I test toilet paper. I work for a contract company in a paper mill and test paper, paper towels and facial tissues with special equipment. In other words, I make your ass happy." — clever_redditor_name / Reddit


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


11. “I add music to movie trailers. Pretty awesome". — Dannyancient / Reddit


12. “My field is medical illustration. I specifically do medical legal work (i.e. for litigation purposes). In a good way: I know what you look like… from the inside.” — DillyaD / Reddit


13. "Physical hydrogeologist, I study the origin, conditions, composition and patterns of movement of groundwater." – RodriguezLob / Reddit


14. “I cook feed for pigs, they are fed not only corn. There is a lot of science involved here. Their diet changes almost monthly depending on the weather, so we are constantly changing the nutrients we give them.


One thing that drives me crazy. Pigs will naturally bite off each other's tails as a sign of dominance (as squirrels do). However, simply increasing the amount of magnesium in the diet will keep them from biting each other, for some reason this has a calming effect on them.” — forcefedlies/reddit


15. "I attach handles to coffins." — reddit.com


16. "I have a job that most people still don't know about - a projectionist on a 35mm movie projector." strtdrt/reddit


17. “I'm a juggler. Many times I heard the question: “Oh, can you make money with this? Like, enough money? “Yes, I can, and often I make a lot more than a lot of people.” — JuggleGod/Reddit


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


18. “I'm a sign artist for a famous grocery chain (convenience store). EVERYTHING in the store is hand-drawn/written, right down to the price tags on the shelves. I am the one who wakes up at dawn to do this. Pretty illustrations on the windows? Me. Stunning paintings on the windows outside? I. Funny cartoons and wall paintings? ALL I". — Sudsybutts / Reddit


19. “I jump on a pogo stick (pogo stick - a grasshopper) - a special device for jumping - in a clown costume. I was a professional jumper before I got this job. I've been doing this for 8 years now and my current boss found my Youtube video and offered me a job." linefly11/reddit


20. “I pretend to be a hospital patient. Basically, medical students train on me.” — hoboscout02 / Reddit


“With such patients, students practice much more than just examining patients in a hospital bed. We have a guy at uni who gets paid to have a group of medical students look for his prostate." memwad/reddit


21. “There are things in the world that can happen and cause civilizations to be turned upside down. I write these plans so that people follow them so that everything does not go wrong. I work for the Office of Emergency Management." — Cegrocks / Reddit


22. “I'm a YouTube channel manager. Basically, I get paid to monitor and support YouTube channels. By the way, when I was in college, such a profession did not exist in the world. — creatoranddistractor/Reddit


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


23. “I'm a forest firefighter. I fight forest fires, and although most people in the province where I live are well aware of the existence of such specialists, I have met many people who thought that all this was done by ordinary structural firefighters. Also, a lot of people don't really realize how many fires happen every year. According to statistics, still approximately 50% of them are due to human error.” — frozenburdy / Reddit


24. “I repaired books in the library for a while. I think most people think that when books get old, they throw them away and buy new ones, unless they're collectibles. Well, the composition of the books in the research university library is very different from what is in the local branch of the library, and almost everything that we had was collectible in one way or another. Not necessarily valuable in terms of monetary value, but often rare. Numerous early 1900s books on local economic policy, city council meetings, etc.


I once spent 4 hours pasting pictures of sad clowns into a book.” — dianeruth / Reddit


25. “Sports masseur of horses. Not quite my job yet, but I'm finishing my certification in May." — reddit.com


26. “I'm a certified music therapist! Music therapists are highly trained musicians who use music to meet the physical, mental, and emotional needs of a variety of populations. To be certified, you must have a bachelor's degree in music therapy, complete a 6-month internship, and pass a national certification exam. This certification requires continuing professional education, much like social workers/nurses, etc.


I like what I do. In my practice, I have used music to address issues such as pain relief, respiratory distress, socialization, cognitive stimulation, sensory stimulation, and emotional/creative expression in a variety of populations, such as adult/children's hospices, and addiction recovery." — SingingFree / Reddit


27. “When you skip your lecture and decide to listen to an online recording of it instead, I am the guy the university sends the recording of the lesson to so that I can make it easy for the audience to understand by removing irrelevant things, as well as interference in the form cotton/train stations across the country when they stop every 18 months or so. I go inside reactors, repair and test engine actuators on valves to ensure safe operating conditions.


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


In case anyone is wondering, there is nothing quite like The Simpsons. Yes, I'm exposed to radiation, and no, I don't glow at night. This exposure is constantly monitored and relatively safe. It's a very well-paid job, but somewhat dangerous due to security concerns." — Hippie_Gumbo / Reddit


29. “I make McDonald’s signs. We deliver to all McDonald's in the US! — Sirden / Reddit


30. "I make merchandise look nice for TV shows that sell merchandise on TV (shop on the couch)." — dtothe / Reddit


31. “I write installation instructions for various equipment. Even the people I work with don't know what I do.


“I receive technical drawings from engineers in the form of design drawings and create manuals based on them. Some instructions are simple "replace and paste" projects. Others require the creation of guidelines from scratch.” — 5howtime / Reddit


32. I work in the recording industry. When you watch a movie or TV show, almost all of the sounds you hear weren't captured by the microphones on set. In addition, approximately half of the dialogues have been added. We try to use as much production sound as possible, but it's not always possible. We can spend hours just working on a scene where two people are sitting at a table, adding the smallest details.


Last but not least, all the sounds you hear in police scenes (engine noise, helicopter blades, gunshots, sirens, maneuvers) are usually fake." — reddit.com


33. “I'm a ranger security officer. I walk endless miles back and forth across a firing line full of recruits with loaded guns and correct them when they do stupid things." — reddit.com


34. "I'm an ejection seat mechanic." — donuts22 / Reddit


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


35. "I edit skydiving videos" - reddit.com


36. “I write instructions for tanks. How to operate them, how to repair them, etc.” — we_got_caught / Reddit


37. “I manage a group of incredibly smart people - geeks. I'm not super smart myself or anything, but those who are are usually just hopeless at interacting normally with other people, getting work done on time, or generally following directions. They always need one “normal” person to keep them on the right track. Personally, I don't change the world, but they would never have done it without me." — nerdheroine / Reddit


38. “Forwarder for Permits; I receive plans from architects, sign contracts with contractors, and apply for permits to city or county planning departments. We are a nationwide company, but it is literally just me and my brother (mostly him) running it.” — heyivebeenthere / Reddit


39. “I'm a dairy nutrition consultant, formulating rations for dairy cows. I also prepare mineral supplements for them. Do you like extra cream milk? I can make sure you get it." — reddit.com


40. "I'm pulling tennis rackets." — reddit.com


41. “I work for a company that conducts online investigations using social media. Therefore, when a person claims that he is ill or could not go to work for other reasons, we try to convict him of a lie by monitoring his online activity. – garlicfox / Reddit


42. “I work in a supermarket and they send me to a competitor across the street in civilian clothes. I take a device, a PDA, on which a list of goods is stored. I find products and record prices. Every week". — HIJKay / Reddit


43. "I install fake safes in people's houses." — WhatWouldTylerDo / Reddit


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


44. “I'm a startup researcher. Pharmaceutical companies pay me to start drug trials. I comply with all legal, ethical and regulatory requirements and also find doctors for research. Until the patient gets the cure." — Shh_its_me / Reddit


45. “I graduated with a degree in Political Science and majored in Economics. I ended up becoming a compliance consultant for a registered finance firm. I spend all day regulating securities and making sure that our clients are not being scammed. It's a job that I really enjoy doing, has a lot of room for growth, and is pretty easy to get into (since not many people know about it and are interested in it).

45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


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