Online Chess Lessons

Story-based Chess Lessons for Ages 3+ via Video Chat

Chess At Three gets kids playing and loving chess through storytelling, starting at the surprising age of 3.

Chess at Three tells stories that transform the chess pieces into a memorable cast of characters. Our lessons have characters with quirky qualities that help children understand how the chess pieces move.

Every Chess at Three lesson has a fun story that introduces children to important themes that go far beyond chess. Chess at Three students learn about sportsmanship, grit, and math, all through stories.

Chess at Three has certified tutors that bring our fun story filled lessons right to your home in: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Hong Kong. Click here to get a Chess at Three tutor in your home or school.

Hundreds of pre-schools license Chess at Three’s online curriculum, reaching thousands of kids each week. Click here to find more information about licensing our curriculum.

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Why Chess at Three?

STRENGTHENS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

IMPROVES RETAIN TEST SCORES

INCREASES IQ

ENHANCES ARITHMETICAL SKILLS

HONES VERBAL SKILLS

SHARPENS CRITICAL THINKING

BOOSTS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

INSTILLS CONFIDENCE

From the blog

May Tutor of the Month

May Tutor of the Month

Our tutors are magical and marvelous! Each and everyone is special in their own way and they bring their unique talents to chess education! Check out our interview with our May Tutor of the Month, Tara Where are you from and where do you live now?Hello everyone! I...

Why We Teach Piece Point Values

Why We Teach Piece Point Values

Did you know that every piece on the chessboard has a point value? If you didn't, you're not alone. After all, you won't see a points tracker at most chess tournaments. But the point values assigned to each chess piece are incredibly instructive for beginners and...

April Fools’ Chess — Free Story and Minigame

April Fools’ Chess — Free Story and Minigame

One of Chesslandia’s proudest traditions was playing practical jokes on April Fools’ Day. One year, Bea and Bop glued King Chomper’s chess pieces down; when he went to play his morning game they were all stuck to the board! Another time, the pawns switched places in...

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