Sunday, June 24, 2007

Chess


This Saturday, I took Xander to a classmate's birthday party at the Austin Children's Museum. It was quite chaotic, but there was lots of interesting things to do, as every display was interactive.

Xander passed a giant chessboard, and he asked me, "Daddy, can we play that, please?" So, I showed him how each piece moved and walked him through a game. Then his friend, Mason, came along and wanted to play, too, so I taught him the rules, too, and just coached them as they chose their moves. They had so much fun, that they complained when it was time to return to the party room for cake!

I had a great time teaching them. We'll have to see if Xander retains any of it... Apparently, there is a chess club at the elementary school he will attend this fall.

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