This article is from the Go FAQ, by Morten PAHLE email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
It is said that Go can be taught anyone who is old enough not to eat
There are various techniques of initiating new players. One of the
most often used is the 'capture' game or a variation thereof. A
description can be found on Mindy McADAMS' pages:
An often voiced objection to the capture game is that it focuses on
capturing, which is not the main objective of Go itself.
Milton BRADLEY gives background for the use of Go as a development
tool for children and proposes an alternative approach:
You can also try to log into IGS (see section 3.2), and type the
command 'help Shigeno' to learn about the Shigeno-Yasuda project of