This summer my girls (ages 7, 5, 5) are learning to play chess with their dad. He's tried to get them into the game for about a year, but now they're really into the pieces and how they move. They play Chessmaster on
They were able to visit a chess club once at a local library before the club closed for the summer. My husband was impressed with how the chessmaster (that's what the girls called him) there was able to keep Jaida focused. And then when they played at home, he was thrilled that she was using what she learned on him.
And of course, I seized this chess learning opportunity to weave in Spanish.
Beginner's Chess Terms in English/Spanish
chess - el ajedrez
chess board - el tablero de ajedrez
chess pieces - piezas de ajedrez
king - el rey
queen - la reina
knight - el caballo
bishop - el alfil
rook - el roque
pawn - el peón
checkmate - el jaque mate
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