Fun, engaging chess classes for ages 3-9

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$25 per learner per class

We teach chess through fun, engaging stories and characters from the magical land of Chesslandia. Classes are taught live by our team of certified storytellers.

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About Story Time Chess

Story Time Chess gets kids playing and loving chess through storytelling, starting at the surprising age of three. We have been working to equip children with learning tools and life skills since 2006.

From tutoring chess in-home and in schools to releasing our innovative board game, our approach and cast of characters have been on the forefront of early childhood chess education.

1 hour class
Meets once per week for 10 weeks
$25 per learner per class

Find a class Class times all in Eastern Time.

Level 1

Piece + Game Mechanics

  • Chess Basics - Intro Level
  • Topics include: How pieces move, what they like to do, their relationship to each other
  • All taught through storytelling in the wonderful world of Chesslandia!


Level 1 Classes Starting Soon

Sundays at 2pm ET
Ages 3-4

Sundays at 3pm ET
Ages 5-6

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Level 2

Strategy + Planning

  • Learner should already know how pieces move
  • Topics include: How to play a full game, what sequences to use in the beginning, and how to make an effective plan.
  • All taught through storytelling in the wonderful world of Chesslandia!

Level 2 Classes Starting Soon

Sundays at 5pm ET
Ages 5-6

Mondays at 7pm ET
Ages 7-9

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Level 3

Piece Valuation + Sportsmanship

  • Learner should already know how pieces move + basic strategy
  • Topics include: piece valuation, even and uneven material exchanges, and grit - the benefit of being strong after winning/losing.
  • All taught through storytelling in the wonderful world of Chesslandia!

Level 3 Classes Starting Soon

Sundays 12:30pm EST
Ages 3-4

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Level 4

Piece Mobility + Notation

  • Learner should already know how pieces move + basic strategy + piece valuation
  • This module emphasizes piece mobility and teaches students how to record a chess game using algebraic notation.
  • All taught through storytelling in the wonderful world of Chesslandia!

Level 4 Classes Starting Soon

Saturdays 2:30 EST
Ages 3-4

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Testimonials

Live classes taught by fun, engaging tutors

Our tutors are of the highest caliber. They are based all over the world, each one creative storytellers, excellent teachers, and wonderful with children. We break the mold when it comes to our tutors. Our goal is for each tutor to bring all subjects - chess, music, etc. - to life and make every class a memorable experience.

Our tutors are thorougly screened through several steps:

  1. Application process: we screen every tutor for their background, teaching experience, subject matter expertise, and motivation. We also assess their teaching setup to ensure they are able to provide you with the best experience possible.
  2. Background check: we conduct a SSN-based background check for identity verification and criminal record checks before a teacher starts their first class.
  3. Curriculum: our tutors are provided with our expert curriculum. Every detail of our curriculum has been honed as a result of hundreds of test classes, meetings, and drafts. It has been perfected in classes just like yours with the input of a diverse group of minds, ranging from education and subject-matter experts to parents like you.
Aaron

Aaron

Adam

Adam

Adam

Adam

Adrienne

Adrienne

Alana

Alana

Alex

Alex

Alex

Alex

Alexis

Alexis

Alyssa

Alyssa

Ana

Ana

Andy

Andy

Brian

Brian

Caitlin

Caitlin

Carlos

Carlos

Caroline

Caroline

Chad

Chad

Charlie

Charlie

Chevez

Chevez

Clara

Clara

Dacey

Dacey

Dianna

Dianna

Dylan

Dylan

Edward

Edward

Edwin

Edwin

EllaRose

EllaRose

Emily

Emily

Evan

Evan

Gus

Gus

Jake

Jake

Jasmine

Jasmine

More about Story Time Chess classes

We utilize a unique cast of characters, in fun and interactive stories; children progressively learn to play chess. Our stories focus on why chess pieces move in their own unique ways and are supported by activities that cement chess knowledge in your child’s mind.

Register now for small group classes led by our inspiring team of New York City based instructors

Students learn through fun and engaging stories featured in Story Time Chess: The Game and beyond

Our 45-minute lessons are perfect for students wishing to learn the basics and build confidence–on and off the board

Parents stay in the loop, too! We send you engagement emails after every class so you can keep up with your student’s progress

Our best-in-class educators are passionate about what they do, and it shows! Join now and have your student playing and loving chess in no time

Testimonial

"It was wonderful...[my wife] and I could each do our own thing. When’s the next session?"
- Parent

"Having [my child] and their friends be part of an adventure that uses your brain instead of staring at a video game?...I love it!"
- Parent