Chess is great for developing a child's analytical skills, fostering the competitive instinct and having fun.
Nothing beats this cute, character-based guide for teaching youngsters how to play. Jess and Jamie, two rough-and-tumble, chess-obsessed kids explain it all: what the pieces are and how they move; the opening, middlegame, and endgame; checkmate; and sneaky tricks that win. The book's friendly, entertaining, and essential to any child's bookshelf.
Reading age is 7 years and up.