In flipping through Keep Your Brain Alive by Lawrence C. Katz, Ph.D and Manning Rubin, it mentioned that one office they knew of had a chessboard near the water cooler. Any employee could come to the board, assess the situation, and make a move. It was an ongoing game, with no known players, and no winners or losers. The idea is to use visual-spatial thinking. It provides a break from verbal, left-brain activities. (pg. 83)
I decided to try this at home. I just had to find a good place for the chessboard and chose to put it upstairs in the cat room. I'll spin the board around after each move so we know whose turn it is. Hopefully my husband will join me in this too. Spunky Doodle of course was eager to walk on the board, but I stopped that. Then she wanted to play right away, moving the black pawn. I wonder if any pieces will be left standing when I return.
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