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    Kindergarten Chess

    Something to think about.

    The Singapore Chess Federation will hold the 11th National Kindergarten Chess Championships at the Singapore Intellectual Games Centre on Sunday 27th of June 2021 from 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

    Below is a video of the 2017 event.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEunFkHKpYU

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop View Post
    Something to think about.

    The Singapore Chess Federation will hold the 11th National Kindergarten Chess Championships at the Singapore Intellectual Games Centre on Sunday 27th of June 2021 from 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

    Below is a video of the 2017 event.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEunFkHKpYU
    One thing that comes to mind: EVERY SINGLE KID IS ABLE TO WRITE NAME ON THE SCORESHEET AND RECORD CHESS MOVES!
    This is simply fantastic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    One thing that comes to mind: EVERY SINGLE KID IS ABLE TO WRITE NAME ON THE SCORESHEET AND RECORD CHESS MOVES!
    This is simply fantastic!
    well, some adults can do that too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    well, some adults can do that too!
    even on Saturdays
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    In Europe as well in the US teaching kindergarten kids to play chess is common
    Don't forge the Polgar sisters case.
    Here, you might find some interesting articles on the matter

    https://www.ichess.net/blog/chess-for-kids/
    https://www.chesskid.com/article/vie...-to-play-chess
    although I dislike language such as "Every child is exceptional and brilliant in his own"
    I also found some interesting points in this
    https://woochess.com/en/blog/what-is...to-learn-chess
    In the above there is also the rather overused case of 3yo Misha Osipov vs Anatoly Karpov!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    In Europe as well in the US teaching kindergarten kids to play chess is common
    Don't forge the Polgar sisters case.
    Here, you might find some interesting articles on the matter

    https://www.ichess.net/blog/chess-for-kids/
    https://www.chesskid.com/article/vie...-to-play-chess
    although I dislike language such as "Every child is exceptional and brilliant in his own"
    I also found some interesting points in this
    https://woochess.com/en/blog/what-is...to-learn-chess
    In the above there is also the rather overused case of 3yo Misha Osipov vs Anatoly Karpov!
    There are always young brilliant kids but the Singapore video highlights that there could be MANY kids who are well behaved and acting responsibly and already literate if only educated properly. This is what I love about the video - not just the chess part
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    Although I doubt that any of the world champions listed below learned chess at kinder (not so sure about the pioneer palaces starting age, Michael please help)
    here is a list of our supreme heroes: They are listed by the age they learned the game and by chronological order of achieving the title in the groupings

    4 yo
    Capablanca, Karpov, Kramnik
    5yo Spassky, Karlsen
    6yo Smyslov, Tal, Fischer, Kasparov, Anand
    7yo
    Alekhine
    8yo
    Petrosian
    11yo
    Lasker
    12 yo
    Steinitz, Botvinnik
    A historical fact I just found out: Steinitz left school at the age of 12 as soon as he had learned how the pieces move, to become a chess professional!
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    On Teaching Your Kindergarten Class to Play Chess

    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    In Europe as well in the US teaching kindergarten kids to play chess is common

    Here, you might find some interesting articles on the matter

    https://www.ichess.net/blog/chess-for-kids/
    https://www.chesskid.com/article/vie...-to-play-chess
    Nice article about how a kindergarten teacher learnt how to play chess with her class.

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    Kindergarten Chess Lesson by Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk


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    Slight error on my part.

    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop View Post
    Something to think about.

    The Singapore Chess Federation will hold the 11th National Kindergarten Chess Championships at the Singapore Intellectual Games Centre on Sunday 27th of June 2021 from 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

    Below is a video of the 2017 event.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEunFkHKpYU

    The cute kids are actually Americans. "Check out highlights from the K-12 Kindergarten Chess Champs, held December 8-10 ( 2017) in Buena Vista, Florida outside Orlando."
    Last edited by blackbishop; 11-06-2021 at 07:40 PM.

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    Our very own Melburnian Vineetha Wijesuriya ex Sri Lankan chess Olympian and a very good friend
    is running chess kindergarten classes amongst other scholastic chess activities.

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    The age of kindergarten children varies by country - in NZ, children can start school at 5, so generally kindergarten is ages 3-4 which is possibly a bit young for tournament chess. In the USA, kindergarten is what they call the first year of school, so children aged 5-6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_Hall View Post
    The age of kindergarten children varies by country - in NZ, children can start school at 5, so generally kindergarten is ages 3-4 which is possibly a bit young for tournament chess. In the USA, kindergarten is what they call the first year of school, so children aged 5-6.
    Not so sure how this can be chess related, maybe FIDE and/or ACF approved chess coaching professionals are the right people to enlighten us, however
    Kindergarten and School Year Enrolment in Australia is clearly stated by the appropriate Education authorities.
    I do not wish to tread into non/chess related territory, so whatever I post on this matter is strictly related to the thread's topic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Schoolinfo
    A child’s early education in Australia consists of kindergarten or early learning starting at either 3 or 4 years old and then primary school starting at age 5 or 6.
    In general education programs are very similar in each state around Australia, however each state and territory has their own differences to be aware of.
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    https://schoolinfo.com.au/
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    Chesskids and Chesskid are different organisations.

    About David Cordover and Chess Kids

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_Kids
    Chesskids is now part of the Kids Unlimited company.

    ChessKid.com is owned by Chess.com.

    About Chess.com and Chesskid
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess.com

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    The Youngest Grandmasters. 2019.

    Video showing the ages at which players gained the Grandmaster Title. As of 2019, the youngest was Sergey Karjakin who became a Grandmaster at 12 years and 7 months.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzP-S8jcDqo

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