Chess Resources for Kids
Below are a few links to recommended resources for scholastic players:
ChessKid.com How to Play - http://www.chesskid.com/video/player/the-magic-of-chess.
Fritz and Chesster online http://fritzandchesster.chessbase.com/ - webified version of premier software for learning chess for elementary age students.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy workbooks - http://coachjayschessacademy.com/
ChessMagnetSchool.com - a great web-based training course for kids (Java plug-in required).
ChessKid.com - child-friendly website for playing chess plus videos, articles, tactics training other learning resources.
Chess.com - parent of ChessKid.com but appropriate for older kids.
Free chess mentor lessons on Chess.com - http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/free-chess-mentor-courses
Chess.com youtube site - lots of good playlists but maybe focus on the "Everything you need to know" and "Learn to play chess" playlists. Some key videos include:
Of course one of the best things to do is to play lots of chess, preferably against a person but a computer/phone/tablet is OK too.