Chess has a rare quality- children like it. The game of chess has many educational elements. Chess teaches humility, even if not all of the outcomes of decisions made during the game work in one’s favour. 
Playing chess provides unique benefits:
  • Supports the development of emotional intelligence and social skills
  • Improves intellectual abilities, especially imagination, concentration and planning
  • Increases the IQ through concentration exercises and logical thinking
  • Improves arithmetic skills
  • Sharpens language skills
  • Teaches critical thinking and judgment making skills 
  • Improves pre-planning and anticipation of consequences
  • Increases resistance of distractions and reflexes
  • Game contains therapeutic values because it trains cause-and-effect mentality

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