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HISTORY OF CHECKERS

Checkers or Draughts, as it is known in Great Britain, has ancient roots. It is thought

that the earliest form of checkers was a game discovered in an archeological dig at Ur in Iraq.

Carbon dating makes it appear that this game was played around 3000 B.C. However,the game

used a slightly different board, a different number of pieces and no one is quite certain of the

exact rules.


In ancient Egypt a game called Alquerque, which had a 5X5 board was a common and much

played game. Historians have traced it as far back as 1400 B.C. It was a game of such

popularity that it was played all over the western world for thousands of years.


Around 1100 a Frenchman got the idea of playing the game on a chess board. This

meant expanding the number of pieces to 12 on a side. It was then called "Fierges"

or "Ferses" . It was soon found that making jumps mandatory made the game more

challenging. The French called this version "Jeu Force". The older version was considered

more of a social game for women and was called "Le Jeu Plaisant De Dames".


Now the rules for checkers were set and the game was exported to England and America.

In Great Britain the game was called "Draughts". Books were written on the game in

Spain as early as the mid 1500s and in England a mathematician name William Payne

wrote his own treatise on Draughts in 1756.


Through the years the game has retained its popularity. In 1847 the first world championship

was awarded. Yet as time went on, it was realized that certain openings always gave one

side an advantage. Thus, two move restrictions were developed for expert players that actually

began the game in a random manner. Today even three move restrictions are used in

tournament checkers.

DESCRIPITION OF AM – GM CHECKERS CLUB PROGRAM.

The Checkers club by ACTIVE MIND – GENIUS MIND concept is one of our innovative

program that is used as an educational tool to develop in kids special abilities such as

character building, concentration, critical thinking and many more.

The program is targeting kids from 4 to above.

Though less popular, checker is proved to be a brain developer.

Playing checkers helps children to become better learners by flexing their

“mental muscles” – as well as helping adults of all ages to keep agile minds.

With so many board games available, why choose checkers? Here are 5 great reasons:


-Memory Recall

There are so many potential moves in checkers it’s nearly impossible for a player to know

them all. But, playing regularly over a period of time will help your child develop stronger

memory skills and learn potential moves.


-Increase Concentration Skills

Checkers requires one to focus their thinking and become better problem solvers. It

will help enhance your child’s decision making skills and is also a good way to teach

patience!


-Build Self-Esteem & Self-Control

Self-confidence improves with each win (or each new move learned). The more you

play, the more you improve and learn to trust your decisions. It’s a fantastic way to

teach your child about trial and error and making sound judgments. Not to mention,

players must learn to make careful moves or suffer the consequences of impulsive

decisions.


-Be Better Problem Solvers

As your child plays, they will have to think about “good/better/best” strategies for

winning. While it’s just a board game, this will help them be more confident when

having to solve everyday problems!


-Social Skills

Checkers does more than just build intellect. It’s also a fun activity. Time spent

playing together strengthens the bond of family and friendship.

Our program is designed to accommodate and run afterschool activities in schools.

Along with our regular classes and courses that follow our curriculum from the

beginner to advance level.


We do promote as well private classes, camps and `birthday parties.

CHECKERS CLUB AS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM & CLASSES in schools.

Active Mind – Genius Mind (AM-GM) has come up with the introduction of the

amazing program to be ran as an afterschool club or activity for kids from 4 years

old to above, “THE CHECKERS CLUB”

The program and curriculum from the beginner to advance level is designed and

adjusted for 45 mins - 1.5 hr classes, between 2pm - 4 pm in schools. Our ECA/ASA

CHECKERS CLUB will definitely bring new experiences and a full discovery of

techniques to build critical thinking and special skills for kids.


It would be better to have 3 age groups separated for the classes:


4-7

8-10

11 and above


Classes will be sequenced in series of:

- Discussion on the topic of the day

- Practice of moves and tactics

- Completion of worksheet

- Open checkers game with team mate

- Revision, then end of the class

Lesson will go according to the school calendar or ECA/ASA calendar.

A small competition will conclude the term.

CHECKERS REGULAR COURSES & CLASSES.

AM-GM with the checkers club regular classes and courses offers an incredible

opportunity for children to keep their mind active and developed.

Playing checkers helps children to become better learners by flexing their “mental

muscles” – as well as helping adults of all ages to keep agile minds. With so many

board games available, why choose checkers? Here are 5 great reasons:


-Memory Recall

There are so many potential moves in checkers it’s nearly impossible for a player to

know them all. But, playing regularly over a period of time will help your child

develop stronger memory skills and learn potential moves.


-Increase Concentration Skills

Checkers requires one to focus their thinking and become better problem solvers. It

will help enhance your child’s decision making skills and is also a good way to teach

patience!


-Build Self-Esteem & Self-Control

Self-confidence improves with each win (or each new move learned). The more you

play, the more you improve and learn to trust your decisions. It’s a fantastic way to

teach your child about trial and error and making sound judgments. Not to mention,

players must learn to make careful moves or suffer the consequences of impulsive

decisions.


-Be Better Problem Solvers

As your child plays, they will have to think about “good/better/best” strategies for

winning. While it’s just a board game, this will help them be more confident when

having to solve everyday problems!


-Social Skills

Checkers does more than just build intellect. It’s also a fun activity. Time spent

playing together strengthens the bond of family and friendship.


P.S: Our classes start with a minimum of 4 kids and maximum of 10 kids


*AGE GROUP ACCEPTED:

4-7

8-10

11 and above


*PACKAGES

- Monthly course

1 session a week for a month

2 sessions a week for a month

- Per session

10 sessions package (to be completed within 3 months)


*FEES AND TIMING:

Please contact us for the fees and timing and any further inquiry, as well for a

fast booking we are available Monday to Saturday.10 am to 6pm.


Please click on “contact us” page to get directed to one of our Center in your area.

CHECKERS PRIVATE CLASSES.

Would you like to have the comfort and security of your home and checkers club MADE

the best quality of our program for your kid(s)? AM-GM with the IT NOW POSSIBLE. We could

send one of our best instructors to have A ONE TO ONE COACHING and having his/her whole

focus on your kid(s) for a better progress.

P.S: Our private classes start with a minimum of 1 kid and maximum of 6 kids


*AGE GROUP ACCEPTED:

4-7

8-10

11 and above


*PACKAGES

- Monthly course

1 session a week for a month

2 sessions a week for a month

- Per session

10 sessions package (to be completed within 3 months)


*FEES AND TIMING:

Please contact us for the fees and timing and any further inquiry, as well for a

fast booking we are available Monday to Saturday.10 am to 6pm.


Please click on “contact us” page to get directed to one of our Center in your area.

CAMP INFO.

Here is another amazing moment for kids through Active Mind – Genius Mind (AM-GM)

with the checkers club … The Checkers CAMP.

We offer camp during summer, Christmas and Schools break. See below the projected date.

Checkers could be key to keeping your mind active and healthy. During the camp it will

entertain and bring kids together through competitive and cooperative game play.

Another side effect of playing Checkers games is laughing. Laughing while playing checkers

will be just around you. Laughing has been shown to increase endorphins,those are chemicals

that bring up the feeling of happiness. Sharing laughter and fun can promote empathy,

compassion and trust with others, which is one of the key successes of our camps.


Here are some of the learning outcome for the `checkers camp:

- Critical Thinking

- Decision Making

- Attention and Concentration

- Self-esteem and confidence

- Algebraic and geometric thinking

- Resilience

- Problem Solving.


2018 DATE FOR AM-GM CAMPS:

JUNE: 11 – 15, 18 – 22, and 25 – 29

JULY: 9 – 13, 16 – 20, and 23 - 27

DECEMBER: 17 – 21

JANUARY 2019: 7 - 11


Please click on “contact us” page to get the fees for the camp

CHECKERS GAME BIRTHDAY PARTY.

Each party is set to meet your need based on your location and number of children.

Time ranges from 1 to 3 hours, the sort of activities needed. We can manage groups

up to 16 from the range as below:

(Ages 4 – 7) (Ages 8-10) (Ages 11 – 16)


PACKAGE DETAIL

We will provide 1-2 INSTRUCTORS based on the party size.


CHECKERS GAME SET will be PROVIDED BY US.


A team of 2 kids for 1 SET will be formed to play with during the party.


The instructors will come up with various exciting activities.


Our charge starts with a minimum of 10 kids


1) 3000 baht for a package of 10 kids, for 1 - 2 hours the session for the birthday party.

2) 4500 baht for a package of 10 kids, for 3 hours the session for the birthday party.

3) 4500 baht for a package of 15 kids, for 1 - 2 hours the session for the birthday party.

4) 6000 baht for a package of 15 kids, for 3 hours the session for the birthday party.

5) 6000 baht for a package of 20 kids, for 1 - 2 hours the session for the birthday party.







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