Saturday, May 29, 2010
Playing chess is part of their everyday activities. Not that they choose to do it but because Tim and I are mean parents. :) We require them to play a game of chess first before they can play computer/PS3 games or browse the internet other than for homework purposes. Now that they are out of school, they can afford to devote more time to electronic games on a regular basis.
Before they would just play as fast as they can possibly manage - five moves and someone is already checkmated. That was not a good sign. So Tim and I being the mean parents that we are devised another solution to have them use their brains a little more. We offered to give extra five minutes to the winner. That made the games go a lot longer. They all want the extra time that now they have to work hard to win. There is a new PS3 game in the Lewis library this week - 'Modnation'. I expect that there will be a lot of chess playing as they try gain time to learn it.