This summer instead of going
on holidays, a group of researchers
from the University of Trier
studied the experimental introduction
of chess in elementary school
for the new academic year.
The results show that 6 years old
children that have begun to learn
how to play chess learn more
easily not only math but
also German grammar.
In other words researchers proved
that children who play chess
are doing better during all
the years of the primary school.
For this reason chess are now
considered as an established
educational method in
Germany's primary schools.
Chess help children develop
logic and represents a great
workout for their brain; chess can
also useful to facilitate the
integration of foreign scholars
(more than eight million students
in Germany are immigrants or
children of immigrants).
This new method of using chess
to improve students' performances
in traditional disciplines like
grammar and math is now used in
all the primary schools of the Germany.
The biggest problems for the teachers
was when children learned how
to play chess and started
to beat them. We must say that
this a clear evidence of how
the pupils can overcome their masters.
For this reason now teachers are
assisted by regular chess players
during the "chess hours".
I don't know if you live in Germany
or not, the fact is that scientific
evidences show that chess are
a great educational game and
can help children to develop not only
math capabilities, but also
grammar and literacy skills.http://clevergames.wordpress.com/2
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