The sequel to ChessPa in Chess Adventure Park is here: ChessPa Activity Books!
After the success of the ChessPa in Chess Adventure Park Children's Books, this children's day we are launching the ChessPa Activity Books. The idea of these three activity books is to supplement the material that the kids would learn in the ChessPa in Chess Adventure Park book. With activities like colouring the objects, joining the dots, circling the correct answers, these 3 workbooks prove to be the perfect way for kids to practically learn about chess in a fun and engaging way from the age of 3 years! What do these activity books contain and how did we come up with this idea, is explained in the article below. You can pre-order the books today and it will be launched on 11th of December 2023.
ChessPa Activity Books are here!
On 14th of November 2022, exactly a year ago we launched ChessPa in Chess Adventure Park - a children's chess book. With cartoons and the story revolving around the central character of ChessPa, a lot of young kids loved the book!
The book was illustrated by Ketaki Kulkarni and conceptualized by Amruta Mokal and Sagar Shah. It was published by ChessBase India. It was the first book that we ever published. Whenever you do something new, it is always a bit stressful. Will the book do well? Will people like it? Will we be able to sell the books? Of course, these were some of the questions we had when we launched the book. But one thing was very clear in our mind - there needed to be a resource out there where the parents/teachers could introduce the beautiful game of chess in a fun way. While there are videos and softwares available for this, we felt that a book would be the right way to go. Parents are always looking for good quality books to read out to their little ones, even as young as 1-year-olds. So why not read from a chess book? :) The entire story of how ChessPa came into existence has been laid out in detail here. Over the year we sold close to 2000 copies of the book across the world and we received quite wonderful reviews. We compiled some of them together and published them here.
It was clear to us right from the beginning that ChessPa in Chess Adventure Park would not be the only ChessPa book that we would work on. We were sure that it would be a series of books. But we wanted to be very aware of the feedback we received from our customers. One of the feedbacks we received quite consistently was that ChessPa has ignited the interest of chess in my kids - is there some kind of an activity book that we could get. Something the kids could interact with, work with, gain deeper understanding of chess and get more immersed in it. It was with this in mind that we decided to launch 3 activity books that would supplement well with the main ChessPa book. But there was one thing that we wanted the activity book to be - creative! Filled with innovative ideas that would make the kids fall in love with chess. And this we believe we managed to do! :)
The ChessPa activity books
How did we decide to come up with 3 activity books? The idea was to divide the learning of basics of chess in three parts. The first activity book deals with the pieces in chess and how the chess board is arranged. This is ideal for kids who are 3 years old. The second activity book deals with how each of the pieces move. This is ideal for kids who are 4 years old. And finally the third book for kids who are 5 years old and it deals with the concepts of check, checkmate, stalemate, castling, pawn promotion, en-passant etc. Of course, the age of 3 years for book 1, 4 years for book 2 and 5 years for book 3 are just indicative. It is quite possible that your son/daughter is prodigious and finishes them within a few days as well!
ChessPa Activity Book Level 1
1. World of Chess
2. Let's Meet the Rook (2 pages)
3. Let's meet the Bishop (2 pages)
4. Let's meet the Queen (2 pages)
5. Let's meet the Knight (2 pages)
6. Let's meet the King (2 pages)
7. Let's meet the Pawn (2 pages)
8. All pieces - Revision (2 pages)
9. The Chess Board
10. Files, Ranks and Diagonals (2 pages)
11. Understanding the squares
12. Arranging chess pieces (2 pages)
13. Complete revision - Chess Pieces
14. Complete revision - Arranging pieces on board (2 pages)
15. Fun Sheet (2 pages)
16. Answers (2 pages)
ChessPa activity Book Level 2
1. Value of chess pieces
2. Value of chess pieces - Big or small
3. How a rook moves (3 pages)
4 .How a bishop moves (3 pages)
5. How a queen moves (4 pages)
6. How a king moves (3 pages)
7. How a pawn moves (4 pages)
8. How a knight moves (4 pages)
9. Rules of chess
10. Fun Sheet (2 pages)
11. Answers (2 pages)
ChessPa activity book level 3
1. Find the value of pieces (2 pages)
2. Notations (2 pages)
3. Check (3 pages)
4. Illegal moves
5. Checkmate (2 pages)
6. Stalemate (2 pages)
7. Pawn promotion (2 pages)
8. Castling (4 pages)
9. En passant (4 pages)
10. Fun pages (2 pages)
How should these books be used?
We made these activity books in a way that you can order them and when you receive them, the kids can immediately start working on them. You can be a guide to your kids as they navigate through the material in the book. You do not need to be a chess expert, as all the concepts are quite self explanatory and the answers are given at the end of the book.
At the same time we are keen that we can introduce ChessPa in Chess Adventure Park + the activity books as a syllabus in nurseries and kindergartens. Instead of the activity books, the each page can be converted into individual sheets that can be given to kids every week. For eg. the first book is ideal for kids going to nurseries and they get 1 sheet per week. There are roughly 26 sheets. This would mean that they would complete the entire level 1 activity book in their year of nursery. The second level can be introduced in the form of sheets in lower kindergarten and the third level for the senior kindergarten. If you are an institution and desirious of implementing chess as a syllabus then you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you.
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Description of the books:
After the success of ChessPa in Chess Adventure Park, we are here with a series of Chess Activity Books for you! We believe Chess is getting younger day-by-day and to make chess learning a fun experience, what better way than getting your favourite crayons and learning chess, one activity sheet at a time! After you have finished one activity, don’t forget to give yourself a star and say “Never Give Up!” as that’s the quote ChessPa lives by. The activity sheets should be used to practice and reinforce the lessons learnt. After learning each concept on a chessboard, kids can use these sheets with some assistance of an adult.
(Launch date: 11th of December 2023 - Vishy Anand's birthday)