“Chess is part of the curricula in nearly 30 countries. In Venezuela, Iceland, Russia and other countries, chess is a subject in all public schools.” We have brought chess to our school because we believe it directly contributes to academic performance. Chess makes kids smarter. It does so by teaching the following skills:
  • Chess develops memory.
  • Chess improves concentration.
  • Chess develops logical thinking.
  • Chess promotes imagination and creativity.
  • Chess teaches independence.
  • Chess develops the capability to predict and foresee consequences of actions.
  • Chess inspires self-motivation.
  • Chess and Science: Chess develops a scientific way of thinking.
  • Chess and Mathematics: Chess involves an infinite number of calculations which require you to use your head, not some little machine.
  • Chess and Art: Your imagination will run wild with endless possibilities on the 64 squares. You will paint pictures in your mind of ideal positions and perfect outposts for your soldiers.
  • Chess and Psychology: Chess is a test of patience, nerves, will power and concentration. It enhances your ability to interact with other people and tests your sportsmanship in a competitive environment.
  • Chess improves schoolwork and grades: Numerous studies have proven that kids obtain a higher reading level, math level and a greater learning ability overall as a result of playing chess. For all these reasons and more, chess playing kids do better at school and therefore have a better chance to succeed in life.
  • CHESS IS FUN! No chess game ever repeats itself, which means you create more and more new ideas each game. It never gets boring. You always have so much to look forward to. Every game you are the general of an army and you alone decide the destiny of your soldiers. You can sacrifice them, trade them, pin them, fork them, lose them, defend them, or order them to break through any barriers and surround the enemy king. You have got the power! (Dr. Robert C. Ferguson).


                                                                           Chiquitos Bilingual Montessori
                                                                                                48945 Van Dyke Avenue Suite 10
                                                                                                      Shelby Township, MI 48317
                                                                                                                (586) 997-3008