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Story Time Chess
at Home

A digital lesson book with over 30 story-based lessons anyone can use to teach their child to play chess at home.

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Modules available

Moving the Pieces
Strategy + Planning
Chess Notation
The King Shaky Saga
Piece Mobility

With more coming soon...


  • For ages 3 and up - no chess experience required!
  • Research-based, classroom-tested chess curriculum you can teach at home
  • Learn piece movement, basic strategy, notation, and more
  • Each lesson features a fun, engaging story
  • Physical “Chessercises” help solidify chess concepts
  • Stimulating chess puzzles and awesome mini-games
  • Developmental skills: sportsmanship, grit, math, problem-solving
  • Promotes attention span, working memory, fine motor skills, self-regulation
  • Subscription-based: monthly and annual plans, cancel anytime
  • Online access, all devices supported
  • Use with any chess set, or pair perfectly with Story Time Chess: The Game!

What is Story Time Chess at Home?

Story Time Chess is a web-based curriculum that introduces chess to young children using silly stories, vibrant illustrations, "chessercises”, and fun gameplay. The stories and practice materials communicate the rules and strategy of chess to children ages 3 and up in a way that makes learning chess simple and fun. Best of all, NO CHESS EXPERIENCE is required for parents or children to learn.

Every Story Time Chess lesson has a fun story that introduces children to important themes that go far beyond chess. Story Time Chess students learn about sportsmanship, grit, and math, all through fun, engaging stories.

Who is it for?

Anyone looking for an effective, entertaining way to teach their children to play chess at home. It’s perfect for homeschool enrichment and family game night alike!

Story Time Chess: The Game

Highly recommended - boost your child’s progress with our classroom-ready game set.

Designed to go hand-in-hand with our home curriculum, Story Time Chess: The Game includes a storybook, custom chess pieces, a unique chess board, and an engaging card game. With multiple ways to practice and play, the Story Time Chess game set makes a perfect companion piece for lesson time and play time.

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Standard Plan

  • Core Curriculum Part 1: Piece Mechanics - 10 Lessons
  • Core Curriculum Part 2: Basic Strategy - 15 Lessons
  • Bonus Module: The King Shaky Saga - 6 Lessons
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Premium Plan

  • Core Curriculum Part 1: Piece Mechanics - 10 Lessons
  • Core Curriculum Part 2: Basic Strategy - 15 Lessons
  • Bonus Module: The King Shaky Saga - 6 Lessons
  • Bonus Module: King Deboulajae (chess notation) - 6 Lessons
  • Bonus Module: Piece Mobility - 4 Lessons New!
  • + 4 new bonus modules every year
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