"There is no elevator to success. You will have to take the stairs."
1 = Absolute Beginners: For BRAND NEW players only; still learning the pieces and unable to checkmate.
Topics can include: Piece names/movement, starting position, turn-sequence, piece values, special rules, general board competencies and checks/checkmates. Combine with the first 10 video lessons on ChessKid for optimal development and support!
The average new player, age 5+, that completes a Level 1 Course, at least 20+ games, and has watched the first ~20 Chesskid Animated lessons should be ready to move on to Level 2 courses.
2 = Beginner: (or 400-999 Rating on Chesskid.com
Chesskid Estimation: The player should have 10+ games logged weekly (including Tournament experience) and attempt 3-5 puzzles per day in the Puzzle section. When their 'live-chess' and puzzle rating reaches 970+, and the Chesskid lesson level is Queen-1 or higher, a student is generally ready to move up to level 3.
Topics can include: Checkmating patterns, opening principles, the art of drawing, introduction to notation, early tactics and traps, the strategy of positional play and beginner end-game theories/conditions.
Higher Rated players should look into the Weekend A-Team. (Level 6, adults welcome there, too)