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One regret I have in life is that I never learned how to play chess. However, my daughter has played it a few times at school. She wants to get better at it, so we’re trying to help her by using Magnus’ Kingdom of Chess App for kids (available via IOS or Android). Magnus’ Kingdom of Chess App: A Chess Learning Game for Kids
Magnus Kingdom of Chess provides kids (ages 5 years and up) with a fun way to learn the basics of chess.
Magnus Carlsen, the World Chess Champion and his team of Grand Masters and chess experts at Play Magnus have teamed up with the learning experts at DragonBox to make a game for children that makes chess easy and fun to learn. Their overall mission is “using chess as a fun tool to make the world a smarter place”.
The app is bright and colorful and lets kids experience an exciting adventure, as they learn about the different chess pieces and how to play chess.
Chess teaches kids:
– Critical thinking
– Strategy (ie. How to stay two steps ahead)
– How to solve problems
These are all important methods to teach our children to succeed in school and in life. Things I want my daughter to learn.
My daughter immediately got into the game. She went home sick from school and I was excited for her to play Magnus’ Kingdom of Chess. We are pretty picky about screen time for her, but I felt that Magnus Kingdom of Chess was a good app for her. I felt it was a great way for her to learn more about chess, plus increase critical thinking, concentration, and more. Basically, it’s a parenting win!
Play Magnus also offers Magnus Trainer, which is a completely new way to learn and train chess through engaging mini-games and interactive lessons. It’s a great way for beginners to learn chess, and for more experienced players to train and improve their chess skills.
The Magnus Trainer app is free to download, and is squarely focused on training chess skills together with the chess World Champion. This app is for players of all ages, but it’s recommended for ages 12 and up. Magnus’ Kingdom of Chess App: A Chess Learning Game for Kids
Download Magnus’ Kingdom of Chess here: https://magnuskingdom.app.link