Updated: Feb 16
Chess teaches children to think analytically, logically and on more than one level. The educational benefits of chess are many and varied. They are well documented by a large body of research papers from around the world. There is so much evidence, that it is easy to miss the wood for the trees, therefore we keep this intentionally brief.
If detailed evidence is required, please refer to the sources and links in the Research and Bibliography sections. Chess helps promote intellectual growth and has been shown to improve academic performance. Chess is a powerful tool for developing thinking and memory in children It also helps them build up their decision-making tools. It educates them to be responsible for their decisions and the consequences of those decisions.