« Dominos Double Six Color Dot by Cardinal Cheerwing® 1:72 Radio Remote Control Mini Rc German Military Tiger Tank with Sound Toys(Vary Colors) » 3 thoughts on “Chess for Kids” 84 of 86 people found the following review helpful Not that great, November 30, 2003 A Kid’s Review This review is from: Chess for Kids (Hardcover) I have read about 6 chess books in my school library. I didnot find the teaching to be as serious as it should be for kids over 8 years old. I learned a lot more from “Chess For Juniors” and “ideas Behind the Chess Openings” in the library. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 139 of 147 people found the following review helpful Not the Greatest Book to Begin with, December 19, 2006 A Kid’s Review This review is from: Chess for Kids (Paperback) CHESS FOR KIDS will get you started with the the very basic rules and will teach you some starting strategies and tactics. Good Things about this book: 1) It covers the rules you need to know as a non-tournament player. 2) It covers just enough strategy and ideas to get you started. 3) Lots of Colour – makes it look attractive. Not Good Things about this book: 1) It is written so that young kids cannot understand the level of reading level (should come with a notice: Batteries Required, Opps! I mean older reader required to help young readers), 2) The order of things is out of wack sometimes. This can make the learning confusing. There are better books written for the beginner or children. For a teen or older Learn Chess by Alexander and Beach is much better organized and has a lot more depth. There are a couple chess books for the junior beginner that have a lower reading level. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 145 of 154 people found the following review helpful Somewhat Confusing Methodology and Order of Progression, October 30, 2005 By Z. Helms (New Jersey) – This review is from: Chess for Kids (Hardcover) No doubt about it – the graphics and picutures in CHESS FOR KIDS are excellent. This is what I consider to be the good points of the book, now on to the weaknesses, The weaknesses are: The order in which the material is given needs some improving. This is not the exact order that a kid (or an adult) should be taught. This creates a degree of confusion. The level of reading is not well suited for young kids to learn from, and Some of the ways that things are explained, such as in the rules and certain aspects of strategies could use some improvement. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.