With Chess Mates Online self-paced lessons, your child can learn chess the fun way, from beginner basics to grandmaster strategies, and everything in between.
If you want your child to learn to play chess (and love it), Chess Mates Online is exactly what you’re looking for. We take a unique, fun-first approach to teaching chess – and it works. Since 2012, we’ve taught over 90,000 kids (including kindergarteners) to play chess. Now, we’ve taken the most successful elements from our in-person chess program to create Chess Mates Online: a fun, self-paced chess course your child can use to learn chess online (and enjoy every minute of it).
Looking to give your child an edge at school? Our courses give your child a headstart by teaching them skills such as concentration, planning and teamwork.
With up to 80% of your child's brain development occurring before they start school, the first 5 years of your child's life are critical and perfect to start learning chess!
Our course is designed to develop emotional intelligence, strengthen problem solving skills, and teaches them how to make difficult and abstract decisions independently.
Our lessons let your child learn chess online at their own pace, however fast or relaxed that may be.
We’ve carefully crafted our online course to suit kids of all ages and experience levels, from beginners and three-year-olds, to experienced players and tweens.
Offering a thorough grounding in the basics, our online chess lessons gradually work up to higher-level lessons. This lets students who want to be pushed continually improve their game and master advanced strategies and tactics – all while having fun along the way.
The Chess Mates Online course features eight levels called “Kindy”, “Pawns”, “Bishops”, “Knights”, “Rooks”, “Queens”, “Kings”, and “Grandmaster”
Each level consists of several chess videos and companion PDFs. Not only do these resources offer a thorough grounding in each idea or strategy that’s covered, they also make learning chess fun!
Kids of all ages will enjoy learning to play chess online with lessons featuring songs, puzzles, stories, and characters (such as King Sparky’s eight kids, the pawns, who get so tired after their first move, they only move one square at a time after that!). They’ll also be able to participate in a weekly live Zoom lesson each week.COURSES