My son started coming to the club for Chess, but has become completely obsessed with Birchguard Quest! All he talks about is his character he made and the stories he and his new friends have been making in class. I wont say he was ever shy, but he has come out of his shell around new classmates in a way I never would have thought possible. A fantastic class to give kids a team experience off screen.
We started our twin sons at Chess at Three with Chess. They enjoyed their time so much, we expanded to the wonderful world of Birchguard Quest. Birchguard Quest is an amazing way for them to create their own fantasy identities, solve puzzles, have daring battles, and most important use their imaginations to live in fantasy realm. We love it because they are so invested in their characters and often hear them excitedly arguing and laughing over what to do next. Additionally, it's great to have an hourish where they are engaged without the use of an electronic device. We've been in Birchguard and Chess at Three for about five years now!
If you are looking for an initial exposure to chess for your little one, this is absolutely the place for you. The staff at Chess at Three just do a superb job in teaching the kids the basics of the game (piece movement, value, strategy, etc.) through storytelling. There is incredible retention and a fundamental love of the game is initiated. The teachers have such wonderful rapport with the children and they each clearly have a love for the game themselves that projects to the children. Logistically, there is a great flexibility in the class times offered and the managers are always willing to work with families to accommodate schedules. Really been a fantastic experience for our daughter. Highly highly recommended...
We are so happy to have Chess at Three in Park Slope! My 5 year old has been hooked since meeting the Chess team during their soft opening. We bought the set, have been exploring all of the stories and characters, and getting him accustomed to the pieces and game. Jen, the club manager, the tutors and all of the chess at three team have been incredibly welcoming, kind and patient with our budding chess player. Can't wait to keep up with the classes and see him develop his skills in the months to come. Couldn't recommend Chess at three more!
"Thanks for hosting a great week of summer camp. Coco seriously had the best time! She is obsessed with Birchguard Quest and I’d love for her to take one of your classes in the fall. I'd also be interested to send her back in August for another camp!"