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Why We Teach Piece Point Values in Story Time Chess: Level 3

Why We Teach Piece Point Values in Story Time Chess: Level 3

Did you know that every piece on the chessboard has a point value? If you didn't, you're not alone. After all, you won't see a points tracker at most chess tournaments. But the point values assigned to each chess piece are incredibly instructive for beginners and...

Here’s what our customers are saying about Story Time Chess

Here’s what our customers are saying about Story Time Chess

Since we launched the award-winning Story Time Chess: The Game three years ago, over 65,000 families across the globe have experienced the magic of our story-based chess learning system for ages three and up. With our step-by-step storybook, legions of parents who’d...

“Challenge Accepted!” 15 Ways to Keep Chess Fun

“Challenge Accepted!” 15 Ways to Keep Chess Fun

For six years, I went from house to house and school to school teaching chess through stories. I worked with hundreds of early childhood students from all walks of life, but one thing never changed: Full games of chess are challenging, and anyone teaching children to...

April Fools’ Chess — Free Story and Minigame

April Fools’ Chess — Free Story and Minigame

One of Chesslandia’s proudest traditions was playing practical jokes on April Fools’ Day. One year, Bea and Bop glued King Chomper’s chess pieces down; when he went to play his morning game they were all stuck to the board! Another time, the pawns switched places in...

Women’s History Month:  Interview with Grandmaster Jen Shahade

Women’s History Month: Interview with Grandmaster Jen Shahade

This Women's History Month, it was our honor to sit down with Grandmaster Jennifer Shahade to ask her about her life in chess, what the game means to her, and her advice for kids who want to play competitively. In addition to being a two-time U.S. Women's Champion, GM...

7 Ways to Help Your Child Learn from Mistakes

7 Ways to Help Your Child Learn from Mistakes

Ask any Grandmaster and they’ll tell you: The road to chess success is paved with unforced errors, face-palm moments, and flat-out mistakes! In fact, many psychologists now insist that learning from your mistakes is the best way to hone a new skill. It may not be...

“Seeing is believing…” – ABC7 News

Story Time Chess transforms the learning experience for kids as young as three, using fun, engaging, silly stories to illustrate the game's rules and strategies. Kids need to know why a piece moves the way it does; stories provide the most satisfying and memorable...

Story Time History:  Black Players Who Changed the Game

Story Time History: Black Players Who Changed the Game

It’s not a debate or a matter of opinion: The annals of chess history are lined predominantly with men of European birth or descent. And though a walk through New York’s Union Square or Washington Square Park today might reveal a diverse tapestry of humans challenging...

Happy Valentine’s Day from Story Time Chess!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Story Time Chess!

Ah, Valentine’s Day, the one day every year when those chalky little candy hearts actually taste half-decent. At the risk of over-sugaring your young ones, here’s a fun Valentine’s Day story and mini-game for every skill level! Supplies needed:  chessboard chess...

Get to know our artist!

Get to know our artist!

  We're beyond excited to introduce you to Kenny Kiernan, the fabulously talented artist responsible for the illustrations in Story Time Chess: Level 2, Level 3, and more. Here's what Kenny had to say about life as a top-flight illustrator!     Did you always want to...