Chess Software to help your child learn and enjoy chess
For young kids ages 4 and up, the Fritz and Chesster softwares teach chess in a fun way.
For kids that are 7 or older and showing a serious interest in chess, the TASC Chess Tutorial (see video), lacks the snazz, but offers a lot more extensive value, with over 2600 interactive positions, introductions to each concept, testing by making the correct move in a position, and scoring. It has been around for many years, and is a smart investment.
Chess School for Beginners, and Chess Tactics for Beginners are more for kids ages 10+ who already understand how to play. Chess Tactics is an area that will improve a beginner's level of chess play the most.