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Chess lessons starting at age 3+

We gave a TED Talk!

Tyler Schwartz, founder and creative director of Chess at Three gave a talk at TEDx Beacon Street entitled “Can Three Year-Olds Play Chess?”

Story Time Chess

Check out Story Time Chess, our new board game for teaching your child chess. After our successful Kickstarter campaign, we are now taking orders!

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. These characters have 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 1,000 of children each week. Click here to find more information about licensing the Chess at Three Portal.

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In-Home Lessons

Available in New York, Chicago, LA, and Hong Kong
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"CHESS AT THREE HAS OUR TWO CHILDREN PLAYING AND LOVING CHESS! WE’RE PROUD TO HAVE IT IN OUR HOME, AND THINK EVERY CHILD SHOULD BE LEARNING CHESS AT THREE.”

– Hugh Jackman | Actor & Parent of 2

"Chess at Three is 100 percent responsible for my kids’ love of chess. We’ve had several teachers over the years; each has been wonderful and taught my kids so much. "

– Rebecca Raphael

"My seven years old twins took the chess lesson with the Chess at Three program for two years and by far I have to say it is the best chess program we've tried.

My kids are full of energy, hard to settle down, but once the chess lesson started they would learn to quiet down and concentrate. The teacher taught them step by step about the basics of chess, the strategy, and how to think ahead of time and logically. I am glad to see my kids not only learning about the basic chess rules but also thinking independently, figure out the problem by themselves. Definitely one of their favorite after school programs. I will recommend it to anyone if they ask for my opinion."

– Hua Zhong

“Thank you so much for making chess so much fun! He absolutely LOVES it.”

– Lauren Zucker

"Chess at Three is incredible! Our boys absolutely love the game and almost beg to play!. Our tutor makes it so fun and engaging for them it's the highlight of their week! I wish I had access to something like this when I was their age! We need chess at 30 and 40 too!"

– Elizabeth Shaoul

“Chess at Three is the best! We love having our tutor as part of our family life all this time”

– Natalia Macias

“Chess at Three is fantastic - my children can't wait for their lessons, our teacher is so warm, fun and engaging, and they are already beating me at chess!”

– Serena Steinberg

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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

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Chess at Three and Story Time Music are proud to announce our October 2019 Tutor of the Month: Dace McNally Dace McNally is one of our most talented tutors who specializes in teaching chess and music.  Here are some fun facts about the amazing Dace, in his own words:...

“Seeing is believing: today I watched 3 and 4 year olds play chess...”

— ABC7 Eyewitness News, NYC

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