One of the reasons I love teaching chess for children in South East London is the benefits it gives them in terms of improving their maths, reasoning, logic and science skills but don’t  take my word for it 🙂

Here are some of the many people who have written studies proving the benefits of chess for children – if there is a report available I have linked to it online:

“Chess as a Way to Teach Thinking” Diane Horgan – report available here – Department of Psychology, Memphis State University
This report also highlights the importance of regular support from a chess coach and at home

chess clubs south east london“The Effect of Chess on Reading Scores” by Stuart Margulies, Ph. D

“Chess in Education Research Summary” by Robert Ferguson (1995). A 14-page summary of key chess research

“Chess Makes Kids Smarter” (Dr. Gerard J. Dullea)

“Chess benefits for kids” by Dr David Poston – report available here – New Mexico Scholastic Organisation, February 2010

“Chess Makes Kids Smart” (Anne Graham-PARENTS-Dec 1985). Urges parents to introduce their kids to chess and quotes work of Pete Shaw, Jeff Chesin, Bob Cotter, etc.

“The benefits of Chess in Education” by Patrick S. McDonald, Youth Coordinator for Ontario Chess Association.  This is a collection of studies and papers on Chess and education – report available here

“Chess and Education” (John Artise). After two years of psychological research in chess, Artise found cognitive improvements in memory, logic, observation and analysis, and operant conditioning

“The Importance of Chess in the Classroom”, Atlantic Chess News, 1990 (Michael D. Wojcio). Wojcio teaches chess to slow learners in five NJ schools and this describes his program and the benefits

There are numerous studies out there that talk about the benefits of a child learning how to play Chess. This is one of the reasons I’m passionately promoting the game of Chess to children in South East London.  The skills children learn from playing Chess are useful in real life situations as they develop and grow.  If  your child is interested in giving chess a try, join one of my chess clubs in SE London.  Both girls & boys from 6 years upwards are welcome in all my clubs.

Heron Junior Chess, Herne Hill Baptist Church Side Entrance in Winterbrook Road Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill SE24 Tuesdays 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm £6.00 per session

Gambit Junior Chess, Eltham Park Baptist Church The Friendship Centre, Glenure Road, Eltham SE9 Wednesdays 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm £5.00 per session

Roundwood Youth Centre Chess Club, Longstone Avenue, Harlesden NW10 Thursdays 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm a FREE session for children 8 yrs +

Brambleberry Junior Chess, Glyndon Community Centre 75 Raglan Road, Plumstead, London SE18 Fridays 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm £4.00 per session

Noakes Hall Junior Chess, St Hilda’s Church In the Parish room at the rear of the church. Courtrai Road, Crofton Park, SE4 Saturdays 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm £8.00 per session

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