I am currently teaching a kid (~6 years) chess and we started with the pieces. While she had no trouble picking up the rules for the rook, the bishop, the queen and the king, the knight seems more difficult.
I explained that the knight takes two steps horizontal or vertical and then it makes a turn and one more step. While with the other pieces she immediately "sees" which moves are possible, for the knight she is now counting, counting and counting. I think she already got better and sometimes just "sees" where she can move, but often she does not.
Now I have the following questions: Will this problem just vanish with increasing practice? Or is the way I introduced the knight move not suitable?
Should I try and explain the knight move differently, e.g., more visually? In this case I would be thankful for any suggestions. So far I have refrained from giving alternative explanation to avoid confusion.