List Of Recommenders Of The Program For Kindergartens
List Of Recommenders Of The School Program
The head of kindergarten department in Rehovot, Dr. Esther Handler:
Scientific research shows that chess has positive effects on the development of the thinking processes among children. The language of chess seeps into the everyday language of kindergarten, and the game itself fits into children’s homes and some even continue to develop journey into the world of chess into the afternoon hours."
Director of Education in Rishon Lezion, Dr. Shosh Nahum:
"I see great importance in investing in early childhood education because at this age templates and thought processes are built in the young person. Especially at this age the game of chess gains great importance
The mayor of Rishon Lezion, Mr. Dov Tzur:
“The Rishon Lezion Municipality is developing the field of chess as an integral part of its education system. This is a key factor in the development of many mental skills so we are working hard to expand its practice in as many kindergartens and elementary schools throughout the city as possible”.
Acting Mayor and the minister of Education at City Hall, Yehiel Adri:
"The game of chess is known as a facilitator to develop the power of concentration, reasoning, creativity and personality of the child, the sense of competence and self-confidence. Studies have shown a significant correlation between chess lessons and the development of mathematical skills and academic achievement as an all. Through chess, children learn to make decisions, take responsibility, control emotions when they win or lose, plan and solve problems, and thus acquire skills that will help them succeed in life. I believe that through the uniqueness of the 'Alterman Chess Academy’ program, which will be implemented this year in all kindergartens in the city, chess lessons will become one of the favorite classes for children and no doubt one of the most important lessons in terms of contribution to the development of kindergarten children ".