So, Gator is something of a computer game junkie!
He's regularly scoring higher than I am at facebook's Zuma Blitz and has started trying out all the other games I have on facebook, my iphone, and the computer. A couple days ago he found Chess on the computer. I turned the difficulty down to the lowest and with minimal input from me (mostly all I did was tell them the names of the pieces) the boys are learning how to play Chess through trial and error.
Hey, don't knock it, it keeps them quiet and happy and occupied while I'm working in the early mornings before Subvet wakes up. (Our kids typically wake about 4am....they do NOT get this from ME!!)
Besides! Have you ever watched a more fun Chess game? Or one with more energetic players?