Children Love Playing Chess
There is no doubt about it, once children see other kids learning and playing and see how much fun it is they all want to learn how to play the game. And it's not as difficult to learn as many people think, however, it can take many years even a whole lifetime to play at championship levels. But being a champion isn't everything, some are very keen to pursue the competitive championship circuit up to the highest level, but many are happy to have fun and enjoy the camaraderie that comes with playing chess in a group.
The CRA Curriculum
The CRA curriculum is a structured and practiced approach to teaching kids how to play the game to the highest possible standards. From the beginning children as young as 5 years old begin playing on tournament standard boards with regulation size pieces so that they are familiar with them. As they progress they are taught more and more complexity determined by their ability and desire. We encourage those that have an aptitude and encourage those whose only intention is to have fun. Make no mistake, even those who play for enjoyment rather than competition are subliminally learning all the wonderful tenets that chess has to offer.