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More than any other game in the world, chess boats of child prodigies.The reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen was introduced to the game at the age of 5 by his father. At age 13 he became of one of the game’s youngest grandmaster. Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu a 12 year old from India has been in the news for becoming the fourth youngest grandmaster.

For certain reasons children take an acute liking to the strategies of chess, their brain develops more synapses that helps them interpret STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in their future years.

Research suggests that the right age for children to be introduced to chess is four, just a year before they reach 90% of their brain development.It’s proven that chess has unique benefits to a child’s brain, but when the regular chessboard is supplemented by AI and robotics i.e. the Square Off board, there’s a lot more fascinating things that children learn over the table.

1. Relationships and Brain development

One of the most overlooked aspects of early brain development is ‘how relationships can help the child’s brain get wired the right way’. Positive relationships with parents, caregivers and teachers help children to grow healthier and be more successful in life. That’s why it’s important to sing, read and play with your little ones.

The Square Off chessboard is built to achieve this by letting parents play with their kids even while they are away from home, using app to board gameplay, the kind of quality, care, stimulation and interaction they receive via the board can make a visible difference to their approach to life.

2. The best exercise for a child’s brain

A german study of 32 weeks with children from grades 6-9 proved that chess has the upperhand in kindling creativity. These children were divided and given different activities to indulge in for a few hours everyday, these included computers or playing chess. The group with chess as the activity showed double the creativity when tested on the grounds of originality.  

Scientific studies indicate chess activates the logical and imaginative sides of the brain, both the left and right hemispheres being actively involved. As the brain is an organ that behaves like a muscle, when exercised through such games it stays fit and healthy to process and remember information better.

The Square Off board engages the child more than a regular chess board through the technology of ‘moving on its own’ made alive with a combination of electromagnetic and telerobotic movement.

3. The golden ticket to ‘Attention’ & ‘Concentration’

Adding to the list of benefits that chess can give your child are problem-solving, memory, foresight, planning etc. but the foundation of them all is ‘attention’, it’s the gateway to thinking and learning. Attention becomes fragmented as technology grows observes Nicolas Carr a technology writer.

In the good old days, children had limited options and spent their attention towards reading, an activity that required consistent attention, imagination, and memory, minus the distractions. Post the idiot box, which unleashed a visual feast attention altered, leaving little room for imagination. Then the Internet meteor struck which put children into a entertainment and information overload in which distraction is the norm, consistent attention is nearly impossible, and imagination becomes passe, leaving the memory inhibited.

Square Off has the ability to be a daywalker of technology and old world charm, an innovation which includes all of the digital world’s benefits but none of it’s side effects (specially no-screens), made with handcrafted care each move will entertain and train your kid in magical ways, it’s features will keep your child occupied the right way with deep concentration and attention. It’s worldwide connectivity also helps your kid play with their friends and family. So wonder no more, try Square Off with your child and feel the difference in their life.      

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