Author of “Once a Pawn a Time,” a how to play chess book, simplified to the max, targeted to the four year old reader.
Chess is a non violent way of establishing the pecking order within a social group. This is done without regard to gender, social standing, race, or even the ability to read.
Children who play chess identify themselves as being smart. They are less likely to blank out when presented with difficult new challenges.
Chess has often been used with gifted children, but it may prove to be more valuable to those functioning at an average level and below. You don’t have to know how to read to play the game, Chess is a way to show your intelligence and earn respect from your peers, family and society, for those children who need it most.
Chess Education SpecialistChess Education Specialist various schools and after school programs in the greater East Bay area various schools and after school programs in the greater East Bay area 1985 – 2000 · 15 yrs 1985 – 2000 · 15 yrs
- I provided after school chess education to a generation of children, as well as teaching in classes, at the request of teachers. I developed a kindergarten chess program as well. I also held the Children’s Living Chess Board for many years as a yearly festival of the Berkeley Parks and Recreation Department.