What made you want to look up chess? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
These look like taller pawns. One begins on a dark space and the other begins on a light space. The light squared bishop can only stay on light colored squares and the dark squared bishop is confined to the dark ones. They can move in any diagonal line as long as it is open and attached to the square they are on.
The next variation of Shout Chess may be introduced after the child is confidently familiar with the rules of Shout Chess. This variation inherits all the previous rules of Shout Chess with the exception that pieces can no longer be placed anywhere on the chess board, but must now instead be moves as per the rules of normal chess. Depending upon the age of your child, you may need to introduce this rule progressively by first allowing pieces to jump each other or move only like a bishop or a rook. Slowly introduce the moves of each piece and ultimately end by teaching your child that knights are the only piece that can jump and that the pawn can move two squares on the first move. This is the most complicated step in the learning process and care must therefore taken to ensure your child enjoys this phase. Measure your child’s enjoyment levels and slow the introduction of new moves if the fun factor diminishes. Patience and perseverance are necessary requirements.
Have you tried the Tutor to help make the game easier and aid learning? You can turn this on in Options or Match Settings to help every turn, or use it as you choose from Menu, and it will recommend a good piece to move but not where to move it to, to allow you to make your own assessment. Hint(?) on the Menu can give ideas of where to move pieces.
Then recently, about a few months ago, I discovered that some simple concepts that I never really took into consideration seriously really could make a difference in my gameplay. Sure enough, I improved tremendously. I am currently enjoying a 15+ winning streak at chess and I am now able to beat regular guys at the free Internet chess server – something I could never do before my discovery.
Obviously, to be called a club, players are needed as well. A ploy that always works is to increase membership by giving existing players solid recognition and adequate publicity about their matches. Don’t just advertise the aims of the club; emphasize the benefits too! There is always a need for donations of equipment and time from parents, and the organizing team should be unhesitant to ask for them. Still confused on how to present your call for membership? Try telling everyone that chess is a fantastic way to socialize and get smart!
Position – if you have many mobile (unblocked) pieces targeting at many strategic squares, and your opponent has blocked pieces, like bishops blocked by pawns or undeveloped rooks in the corner, you can plan a strategy to either capture more pieces or aim for a checkmate.