Chess is a very well known game that is played by many different aged people. There are also many different ways to get to play chess. You could play it at home with just the chess board and the chess pieces. You could play it at home on the computer too. They have them chess tournaments at different places too. You will find there are many ways that you could get to play chess. When it comes time to teach a small child something, it could be very difficult. They do not like to sit and listen to some one teach them something. Children do not like to sit down to do any thing but eat.
They always like to run around all the time. Teaching a small child some thing could be very hard unless you make it interesting. Teaching them how to play a game could be frustrating too. If they do well and listen it should not be too difficult. The best way that you could do this is to have some one help you so that way if you miss some thing or for get some thing they can remind you. If you're not sure how to explain some thing, they can also help you with that.
Chess is not a hard game to get the hang of. It is simple and easy to understand, so teaching small children should not be too bad. As long as they pay attention, they should definitely know how to play after you are done teaching them. After you are done teaching them and they still are not sure how to play, you and your helper could sit down and let the children watch the two of you play chess. As you, two are playing, talk your way through it and explain to the children every thing that you are doing.
After this is done, they should definitely know how to play. Let them play and watch them to see how they do, and if they make a mistake correct them, then eventually they will know how to play. Then you could let your children go to their friend's house to play chess.