Playing a bit of chess with my 5yo at the moment - he seems to like it and is always keen to sit down. We’ve rapidly reached something of an impasse, though, in that there’s a long way between learning how all of the pieces move, and actually playing a game of chess.
What we end up doing is playing a sort of pretend game where I tell him a piece he might want to move, and if he thinks of a move himself that’s progress. Does this sound like a good approach? Just to keep at it in an unstructured way and the game will eventually click (or not click) with him?
Or are there better, more structured methods for learning the game?
Is 5 the sort of age where you could play a game of chess under your own steam, generally speaking, or is it a bit young still?