Story Time Chess
Our price: $54.95
This product is not for sale. This item is only available as part of a curriculum kit.
Back in the '80s, when Timberdoodle was just getting launched, homeschoolers were known for their denim jumpers, wheat grinders, and love of chess. Fast forward nearly 40 years, and our fashion sense and household expectations have improved, but our passion for chess is just as strong. Has your family felt this homeschooling peer pressure? Or do you want some of the proven benefits that chess provides - strengthening academic performance, sharpening critical thinking, and boosting emotional intelligence - then Story Time Chess is a great place to start.
Story Time Chess is a board game that teaches chess to children as young as 3 using silly stories, custom chess pieces, a unique chessboard, and more. The stories and supporting materials communicate the rules of chess in a way that makes learning chess fun and straightforward. Best of all, no chess experience is required for parents or children to learn.
Manufacturer: Story Time Chess
Manufacturer's Age Recommendation: 3+
Made In: China
Playing Time: 20+ minutes
Awards and Endorsements:
Parents' Choice Silver Award Winner!
Tillywig Toy Awards Brain Child Award Winner!
2020 Hot Diggity Awards Winner!
Mom's Choice Award Winner!
Spring 2020 The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval!
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
review by Just a Secular Homeschooler
”It’s definitely a fun way to learn to play chess and sharpen those critical thinking skills.”Read the Review
The characters are so much fun. I love that my son will learn chess this way. We are going to get a lot of use with this!
I’m also learning how to play chess along with my kids. My husband enjoys chess and has tried to teach me before but I always thought it too complicated and I didn’t care to spend the time learning. When I saw this as part of the kindergarten kit, I thought it would be a good way to teach my kids and they could eventually play with their dad. But now I am learning to play as well. The stories are silly to make it easier to remember how each piece moves. Then there are 3 activities/games for each piece to practice how the piece moves so when you eventually have more or all the pieces on the board you are able to play.
I am so impressed with this game!! The stories are fantastically entertaining and make it easy to remember what each piece does. The mini games do a wonderful job of teaching concretely how each piece functions and moves.My son begs to read the stories and play everyday. I am finally learning to play chess myself with the help of Story Time Chess!! If you or your child has any interest in learning chess you definitely want this!! So fun!
My entire family loves chess and this is a great way to teach the little ones to play.
If you have to choose one game, this is it. Great introduction to the game of chess