The Step-by-step method has been developed by Rob Brunia and Cor van Wijgerden to teach children how to play chess. It has been successfully adopted by many chess clubs and schools in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Slowly but steadily the method is gaining popularity throughout the world.
The whole course consists of six manuals, specifically for chess teachers or trainers (the first steps are also suitable for parents), and 23 workbooks (3/4 for each step) which can be used by the students themselves. Total 32 books. 31 of them have been translated in English.
Many books have been published in other languages: Dutch (32), German (31), French (30),
Swedish (15), Greek (150), Turkish (10), Azerbaijani (5), Czech (4) and Danish (1).