Describe a toy you had in your childhood
You should say:
When you had the toy
Who gave you the toy
What it was like
And explain how you felt about the toy
I would like to talk my chessboard that I received as my birthday gift when I was in primary school.
It was actually a gift from my grandpa. My grandpa was a professional chess player who had won tons of prizes in some championships. He bought this as a gift for me, not only because he wants to develop my liking for playing chess, but also because he thinks that chess, compared with other toys, is much more educative. Because to beat the other player, you have to plan every of your moves ahead, which could cultivate your ability of making plans for important events and even your life; and chess playing requires you to pay attention to not only your own pieces(棋子)but also that of the other player, which could gradually enhance your capacity to cope with multiple tasks at one time.
Compared with common chessboard, it was more like a miniature of a normal-sized one. It also comes with pieces of the size of finger nails. Take a closer look, you could find that all the heads of the pieces are faces with varied expressions. For example, pawns all wear solemn looks; the knights look so calm as if to win a duel; the queens look graceful; and the kings, the tallest one, overlooks all the other pieces. Nobody could look at this toy without marveling at its ingenuity. The rules for it has been simplified, so that even kids in primary school could get them easily. At the same time, the rules don’t lose it its educative functions.
As for my feeling about it, I think it whetted my appetite for playing chess later on, and has carried my memory of the good old days when I played it. and gave me infinite fun.