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, Spain, Austria, United Kingdom and outside Europe US, Australia, Hongkong and South Africa. Slowly but steadily the method is gaining popularity throughout the world.
The whole course consists of 6 manuals, specifically for chess teachers or trainers (the first steps are also suitable for parents), and 26 workbooks which can be used by the students themselves. Total 32 books. All of them have been translated in English.
Many books have been published in other languages: Dutch (32), German (32), French (31), Swedish (15), Greek (19), Turkish (10), Azerbaijani (5), Czech (4), Spanish (6), Korean (2), Romanian (2) and Danish (1).