My son is 5 years old. I started teaching him chess last week. He has asked me to play chess with him last night and this morning. I am trying to start by teaching him to identify each piece and the moves they can make. I am ignoring the castle move where the king gets to do a strange exceptional move. I am ignoring "in passing" capture for pawns. I have mentioned "pawn promotion", but I am avoiding this move. I am not trying to think more than one move ahead. I am thinking out loud for my move and often for my son's move. I will allow my son to change his mind. I plan on playing chess with my son tonight.