It is important that the content should not keep expanding every day. The main challenge for children should be to explore and develop the way that we think. If it could be fun as well, that would be ideal.
"Schools and educators need a simple and direct way to teach process standards" ('thinking skills')
Chess provides the perfect educational cutlery for teaching those higher order thinking skills, using a combination of both critical thinking and creative thinking.
Dr Alexey Root (Senior Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Texas, Dallas) has demonstrated in a series of books how chess can be used to link with and support all the core curriculum subjects.