Chess is easily learned. For a rapid, interactive, and entertaining introduction to all the basics, go to www.lichess.org/learn#/
Parent & School – For information on scholastic programs, tournaments, and resources, go to the Nova Scotia Scholastic Chess Association at www.nssca.ca. See also Brain Waves: The Nova Scotia After-School Chess Program.
Check the App Store on your mobile device or tablet for chess learning software. There are plenty to choose from! Magnus Chess Trainer is a great app with endorsement by the current World Champion!
On the Internet
www.chess.com – Adults — Select Learn/Lessons.
www.chesskids.org.uk – Parent, School, Child – Step-by-step instruction with tests and certificates for progress. No fees.
www.chesskid.com – Parent, Coach, School, Child — Select appropriate option. The site is interactive with lessons, videos, and puzzles. A full curriculum is available for use in the schools.
www.firstmovechess.org – Teacher, Student – America’s Foundation for Chess: “easy-to-use online platform” for classroom and after-school programs. Well-defined links to math, literacy, science, and history. Package includes manual, lessons, demo board, sets. Taught by The Chess Lady.
www.learningchess.net – Free and fee paying lessons for individuals and schools.
www.chess24.com – Select Learn. A “structured learning path” from beginner to advanced, with video library, access to coaches & online play. Membership fee.
www.playmagnus.com – Fee-based android app for individuals or school.
www.bestappsforkids.com/2015/minichess-by-kasparov – Early Childhood Education app for schools.
The NSSCA website www.nssca.ca offers tips on other websites as well as the free downloadable resource, The Chess Primer.