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Chess is Child’s Play – Hardcover Book – (Signed by Laura Sherman)

5.00 out of 5
(3 customer reviews)


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Your book will be signed and mailed directly by Laura Sherman, made out to your name with a custom message!

Chess is Child’s Play: Teaching Techniques That Work

By Laura Sherman and Bill Kilpatrick

Chess is Child’s Play is a book written by parents, for parents. It is written for YOU!

Free Chapter – (Teaching your child how to move the Rook)

  • Chess is one of the oldest strategy games known to man. Studies show that children who learn chess at an early age gain such valuable life skills as:
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Improved patience and focus
  • Enhanced imagination
  • Greater self-confidence.
  • Chess educators Laura Sherman and Bill Kilpatrick have created an easy, step-by-step method for teaching chess that parents of all skill levels can use to teach children of any age.

You don’t have to know how to play chess in order to use the system. This book will teach you the game, while showing you how to teach your child to play. You will learn together.

Chess makes children smarter. Give your child an advantage in life and teach him or her to play today!

Unlike, large books stores and other retailers we do not charge Laura any commission of any sort for selling the book on our site with 100% of proceeds going directly to her. Buy the book directly and make sure that more money goes into the hands of this very talented author. Thanks, NM William Stewart

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Additional Information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 22.8 x 18 x 2.4 in

Laura Sherman and Bill Kilpatrick


304 pages


Mongoose Press (April 16, 2012)




9.5 x 7.5 x 1 inches

3 reviews for Chess is Child’s Play – Hardcover Book – (Signed by Laura Sherman)

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  1. On The Web
    5 out of 5


    By Austin:

    If you want to teach your kids to play chess, this book gives a straightforward and pragmatic approach to teach you, the parent, how to teach your kids chess. It is not a book to give to your children and send them to their room with a bunch of pieces and checkered board. Rather, it offers an approach that minimizes frustration, capitalizes on the strengths of a child’s mind, and delivers far more than simply learning how to play a game. It guides parents not just through the rules and how the pieces move, but in understanding how kids learn, grow, and behave in the process. As Ben Franklin put it in 1750, “The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions; for life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events, that are, in some degree, the effect of prudence, or the want of it.” Sherman and Kilpatrick give simple and meaningful instruction that can be used to teach children both the idle amusement of chess AND those valuable qualities of the mind that are so useful in the course of human life.

    “Chess is Child’s Play” offers a new approach and a straightforward set of tools for bonding with your kids, while teaching them a skill set that will be with them for life! Three cheers for “Chess is Child’s Play” and a copy to each of my friends with young children!!

  2. On The Web
    5 out of 5


    By Emil:

    Just got my copy in the mail, and have only perused the book thus far.

    However, as soon as I opened it, the book felt friendly, easy to get used to right away. For me, a book must invite me in at once. if it doesn’t, no matter how valuable the content, I will keep putting it aside unless it makes me feel welcome, awakens a new curiosity, you know what I mean?

    I thumbed through the book, reading bits here and there to get a feel for the journey inside. I found the layout and general look of the book comfortable, attractive, and approachable. I found myself wanting to read it, not looking at it from a feeling of obligation, the way I would a text book. I actually wanted to learn to play chess! (which I have never wanted to do before). it just looks so easy…

    The highlighted areas had tips, special little pieces of wisdom, ideas on how to keep your child interested, how to make sure he keeps moving forward, that sort of thing. These authors are obviously very knowledgeable on the subject of education in general, not just specifically on how to teach chess. In other words, they seem to have taken a global approach – not just about chess, but about the subject of learning itself – with chess as the vehicle.

    I am giving this to my daughter who has two boys; when she has worked with them on it, I will write another review of how it turned out. I have the highest expectations.

  3. cybergeekshop
    5 out of 5


    It is the best product love it