Describe a toy you liked in your childhood.
  • What it was?

  • When have you got it?

  • Who gave it to you?

  • And explain why you like it.

I would like to speak about the most favourite toy, I enjoyed playing with in my childhood and that is my set of Lego. Though my parents bought me a model aero plane, train and superheroes, I rarely played with them. 

Lego is a set of building blocks and a child of any age can build any shapes or structures with it. I vividly remember staring at a Lego set on display in a mall when we had gone for an outing. My father might have noticed it and to my surprise, he gifted it to me on my sixth birthday and I have been a proud owner ever since. 

Building different structures with Lego became my favorite pastime. Basically, you have blocks of different shapes that need to be interlocked together to build something. No sooner, I learnt to build structures, then I saw my dreams taking shape. I discarded all my other toys. I’d build all kinds of things, from towers to trucks. On weekends especially, I would proudly show off my building skills to my cousins who would come over to my place. I am pretty sure that this obsession led me to develop my creativity. In fact, I can proudly say that my engineering skills got wings from my Lego adventures. I consider myself fortunate to have spent my childhood playing with such creative toys and pity the modern-day kids who tend to become couch potatoes by spending their free time playing video games.



  1. Interlock - To join some parts firmly together, especially by fitting one part into another
  2. Set - A group of similar things that belong together, or are needed for a particular activity, particularly a game. 
  3. show off- (phrasal verb)- display someone or something that is a source of pride.
  4. Vividly- in an intensely deep or bright manner.
  5. Discarded- get rid of (someone or something) as no longer useful or desirable. 
  6. Obsession- an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind.

Part 3 Follow Up - Questions & Answers

1. What kind of toys are suitable for different age groups?

Toys are more than just playthings, though, and while they should be fun, they should also be age-appropriate, stimulating, and safe. Parents, I think, should set a limit on buying electronic toys and video games. Irrespective of age, the toys should inspire the child to be creative and spontaneous and not be passive.

2. How are toys beneficial for children?

As I mentioned, the most beneficial toys are the ones which stimulate the child’s creativity. It is through toys that children get their first opportunity to create, build and even destroy. The hidden talents of children can be identified by giving them the right playthings.

3. What are the differences between toys that girls like and the preference of boys?

Well, I believe that children below the age of six do not show much preferences when it comes to toys. After this phase, I would say boys mostly prefer to play with action toys and girls go with dolls. For instance, most of the boys love cars whereas girls would grab a Barbie doll if they are given a choice.

4. Does technology have an influence on toys?

Almost all modern-day toys have technology integrated in them. Just as we have smart gadgets, we see smart toys like miniature robots and sensor-controlled toys. These toys have speech recognition software, touch sensors, and can be networked together with other smart toys or a PC or mobile phone.

5. Parents don’t spend much time with their children and instead give toys. Is it good enough?

Parents, in my opinion, should realise that no smart toy can replace the love and bonding that only a parent can give to a child. They need to make time in spite of their busy schedule to be with the chid, develop a strong bond by taking care of the child’s needs.