From 1973 to 1974, Albert Frank, a school director based in Zaire, studied the effects of chess on children who took classes for two hours every week.
His study, which is published in the book Chess and Aptitudes, showed more than stellar results.
After the chess lessons, he concluded that those who practiced chess demonstrated improved verbal skills, as well as enhanced mathematical skills and administrative-directional tasks.
So how does chess enhance verbal skills, despite the absence of words or verbal communication in the game?
Frank believes that chess improves verbal skills since it utilizes all the abilities of an individual, as many aptitudes or faculties of the mind are utilized whenever the game is played.
Moves For Life believes that every South African child has the potential to become a world class citizen.
This is accomplished through the structured implementation of a chess educational program where essential aspects of the game are actively linked with mathematics, science and lifeskill concepts. Learning fundamental concepts are made fun and exciting for the child.
Moves for Life is currently involved in rolling out chess programs in numerous provinces though out South Africa.
Source Examined Existence.com