Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Introducing Yamie Chess, a Fun Learning Tool

If there is a way to learn that's more fun than playing games, I haven't heard of it! The designers of Yamie Chess have created an exciting world of chess where the pieces are depicted as characters in a vivid cartoon universe populated by King Tigermore and many other animals. The drawings are colorful and detailed, and kids will be drawn into the world of the characters not only to learn to play chess but also to learn several different areas of mathematics, science, and cognitive thinking.

This math and STEM learning aid is a unique educational tool which has been endorsed by PhDs from both Harvard and MIT. The product is debuting at the 2014 New York Toy Fair, and it is made in the USA by a Michigan-based printer. The learning tool is the result of a collaboration involving educators, engineers, and chess champions.

Yamie Chess invites children to explore the classic problem solving experience of playing chess--while also learning about a wide scope of math and science ideas. It's an engaging and interactive concept. I remember enjoying chess as a grade school student, and I can only imagine how much more fun it would have been in an even more lively format like this.

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