By delsadarline, Nov 18 2015 06:47PM
Chess activates critical areas of the brain involved in visual processing, memory, planning and judgment, while activating both the left and the right hemispheres of the brain. Chess looks at the intellectual capability and not academics. Children with learning disorders have shown an improvement in their cognitive skills. For many children after a year of playing chess they then have the ability to focus and do not get mentally tired of tasks as easily.Chess stimulates social, emotional and cognitive development and empowers the player to interact with the world as a planner and problem-solver, a mathematician and philosopher, a sportsman and adversary. Kids develop individual and interpersonal skills while honing their chess abilities Numerous studies suggest that the thinking skills fostered through the chess curriculum are effectively transferred, leading to overall improvements in players’ test scores and school achievement.