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Chess for a 6 year old

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Bimblywibble Sun 08-Nov-15 19:32:33

My Y2 knows the chess moves and is interested in playing more, but he doesn't have anyone to play with really. Obviously I can play with him, but I'm really rubbish and I don't think it's very helpful or fun.

What's the best way forward? Is it worth getting one of those electronic chess toys with a tutor/puzzle function? It seems like old tech these days, but apps don't have the feel of the pieces. Or would a book be better? Trouble is, it wouldn't give him anyone to play against.

He is bright and a decent reader, but also still 6.

insan1tyscartching Sun 08-Nov-15 21:21:43

I taught ds (who is now an adult) to play chess. He was regularly beating me aged five so I bought him one of those electronic chess toys. He loved it and was playing for the County by aged 8. I think it's very useful for them to be able to see and touch the pieces when they are small. Nowadays of course he plays online.

krisskross Mon 09-Nov-15 09:36:27

Interesting.... My ds is interested in chess..can anyone link to an age appropriate electronic game? I didn't know such a thing existed!! X

Bimblywibble Mon 09-Nov-15 09:53:32

Wow Insan1ty, well done him. Thank you. I'm thinking a game AND a book is not OTT. I don't think there is anywhere for him to play other children round here, which is a shame.

Trouble is a lot of the games seem to be out of stock.

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