Monday, November 01, 2010
Homeschooling - Collateral Education
One of the joys and side benefits of teaching your own children is that in doing so, a parent's own interests may kindle. I've heard countless examples of say homeschoolers who took up the piano again on account of their children's interest or whatnot.
Such is the story with my kids and chess.
In the course of wanting them to learn the game, I myself had to look at it anew. I started playing against my 96.95 year old grandfather; I read that great book; and I've been sneaking in games against the computer on my PC (Chess Titans). In fact last week I checked out of the library and started reading a book that my wife declared *probably the boringest book on Earth!* in - Standard Chess Openings - 705 pages that covers *3,000 opening strategies*.
Watch the video above if you haven't already. Even those of you who don't play chess might find it interesting.
And tomorrow I'm going to try to sucker my son, the 5.59 year old Prince, into taking my B2 pawn!
See also - En Passant.