I found this book at a thrift store for .69 cents a few days ago. (It's every home school mom's dream to find an Usborne book for less than a dollar.) Within a few hours of bringing it home, Norah had read it and was arguing with her dad about the rules of chess.

I pulled our chess set out of storage and let her arrange it herself. She told me "the white queen needs to be on a white square and a white square needs to be on the right hand side of each player..." She already knew how to talk chess!

I have no idea how to play chess. I was just your typical public school honor roll student. So, I am making her read the book out loud to me for "reading practice." But, really, this way, I can learn how to play as she reads and I will, hopefully, be ready to challenge her once we've gotten through the book together.


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