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Chess for Success

The ancient game of chess is teaching children new skills they can use at school, at home and with everyone they meet. Parents TV's Kim Singer reports on "Chess for Success" in life.

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-You're watching Parents TV. Our families, our lives. -Wait a second, let's look at black. Okay. Is there anything preventing black from castling right now? -The kindergarten through 3rd graders learning chess at this elementary school are in one of the hottest programs in the country. Chess for Success. Teaching kids chess to hump up their brain power. -It does a lot of great things for him. It helps them to concentrate, it helps them to slow down and to think about consequences. -Instructors say, chess teaches kids lessons they can use in all parts of their lives. Players can't depend on luck or chance. They have to learn strategic thinking skills to make the right choices. -There are lots of benefits but the first one is if they start feeling like they're smart. Studies show that they-- it improves their reading Math scores, course of self-esteem, but it has a lot of other benefits like bringing kids together from different backgrounds. -Can you do that? -Uh-huh. -Chess is also good for teaching kids to take turns and to be polite to each other. -You shake hands with your opponent and say good game no matter what the outcome. So, they learn good social skills. -And best of all, the kids love it. -I like how all the different pieces move in different list. -You can win and you can take the king when it checks me. -I learned thinking. -There are chess clubs for kids in every part of the country and many schools have added chess to their after-school activities. You'll find other resources on the internet like chessforsuccess.org. Everything that happens on a chess board happens in real life. -They train their brain and so that presuming all situations they start using those thinking skills, so it's critical thinking skills and it makes their life good. -Someone has to win and someone has to lose. -Winning is the fun part. -Thanks for watching Parents TV. Our families, our lives, your new video source for parenting.