Our Chess Academy - Chess4kids

Our Chess Academy

Chess4kids offers high quality chess training that is build up systematically by levels that are defined by age and experience. To enhance learning opportunities for all children by recognising each child’s unique individuality, academic, social and cultural strengths and interests.

Our Training Concept

In our training concept the kids are guided through different training phases and levels. Depending on the age and experience, the kids enter the  MINIMASTER or MAXIMASTER Level.

Through our journey of teaching we developed a playful program that fosters children starting from 2 years on. Many studies show the profound benefits of chess and the effectiveness of learning through play like instill confidence, sharpen critical thinking, boost emotional intelligence, enhance arithmetic skills and strengthen academic performance.

This innovative MINIMASTER program includes a huge variety of behavioral  and interest based activities. During the classes we offer a stimulating and widespread learning enviroment with many sensory and movement related exercises and games. With this specially designed program we cover every aspect of your child’s development, from social interaction to physical activity to cognitive learning through play. Through that the children develop the confidence, creativity, curiosity and learning skills.

Our lessons offer a safe, fun and nurturing environment  and include interactive moments, physical movements (like chessercizes as combinations of psychomotorical exercises and chess), storytelling and guidelines for game play at each level of development.

Our MINIMASTER program  consists of 2 levels: prelevel 1 and prelevel 2.  Through that we can focus on the development areas of each defined age group. Since we work in small groups with experienced teachers, each child can grow on its individual pace.

The classes are designed in 6-month increments.

Minimasters Prelevel 1 (2-3 years)

In our prelevel 1 MINIMASTER program the children can experience lots of games and interactions that helps them express their emotions and build up self-esteem, self-awareness and inner strength. We as enablers help them grow in any aspect of learning and character building so that they can build their key physical, social, emotional skills and help to develop confidence, curiosity, communication and perseverance. We accompany the children to explore their life and surrounding and promote their learning capabilities by initiating activities based on the children’s play behaviors and interest to stretch the body and mind. From sensory stimulation to problem-solving games, memory and attention exercises and storytelling, our classes use play-based activities to stretch the body and mind. The kids experience how to figure out how the world works and become a competent problem solver through games that uncover patterns and sequences. Our creative sessions enhance gross and fine motor skills.

Minimasters Prelevel 2 (4-5 years)

In our prevel 2 MINIMASTER program we build the key social, emotional and intellectual skills needed for school and life. Our focus is school readiness. The focus in this level is also based on confidence, self reflection, cooperation and conflict competences, curiosity, communication, perseverance but also on cooperation while giving your child a solid foundation for future learning environments and being resilient to the challenges they have to master in the outside world. We foster creativity and give children the means to become critical, creative and original thinkers. Our focus is on their problem solving skills by teaching them how to make difficult and absctract decisions independemty. While Prelevel 1 is consists more of general playing, during Prelevel 2 we teach early chess skills in a very playful and fun based way.