Chess: Checkmate ADHD

03.05.2017

 

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that affects 5% of the population. With a hereditary origin, it affects the youngest children to a greater or lesser degree, hindering concentration and therefore learning.

Logically – and many experts agree- it is desirable for children affected by this to avoid tasks or hobbies that require a lot of concentration, as they will soon be distracted and thus frustrated when they are not able to finish the tasks.

But, in the last few years, this idea has been contradicted by other specialists who affirm the contrary: they should be confronted with tasks that require a lot of concentration (such as chess), in a gradual and guided manner.

Would you like to learn how chess can help them?

BLACK AND WHITE PIECES AGAINST ADHD

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Some therapists recommend games like chess as a complementary therapy for children, and this must be correctly handled so as not to bore the child and make the stimulus ineffective.

But, if the child is properly guided, the symptoms of hyperactivity can be reduced, as well as creating habits that will help the child to make decisions, strengthen social skills and self-esteem as well as developing their visual memory and work capacity.

Not too bad!

Well, imagine they begin in this exciting world with ApliKids chess, which is also much more creative… because it is a DIY activity as well! Don’t you know it? We’ll show you here! 

AND APART FROM CHESS, WHAT OTHER OPTIONS DO WE HAVE?

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Well, Ok, perhaps after being the kings of checkmate, they might like trying other black and white pieces… what about draughts? Well, we´ve got them as well!

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And in addition: Tic-tac-toe which may look simple … but it’s also loads of fun! 

With ApliKids, concentration and fun are on the table!

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