Kites are probably one of the most underrated, yet exhilarating toys a child could own. Many people feel the frustration of building them just aren’t worth the trouble, but I think quite the opposite, and here’s why!
1. Problem Solving
First and foremost, building a kite helps teach your child patience and diligence to finish a task. No matter how frustrating it can be – even though most kites are pretty simply to make – there seems to always be a bump in the road that makes you want to stop. This is a great learning opportunity for your child to figure out how to work around the bumps and solve problems to finish the job.
2. A Sensory Experience
Flying a kite is probably one of the most exhilarating experiences a child can have. A sense of pride, joy, and accomplishment washes over them as their eyes watch this object they built fly into the sky. They smell the great outdoors as their hands feel the vibrations from the wind helping their kite fly. It is thrilling, sensational, and a feeling that every child should experience at some point in their childhood.
3. Family Bonding
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than building and flying a kite together! You can watch your child’s imagination run wild as they design and build their kite, and you can relive the glory days of your childhood by sprinting across a field as your creation flies into the wind. Regardless of your participation level in the kite flying, there really is nothing sweeter than spending an afternoon in the great outdoors with your kiddos.
4. Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
Besides the obvious fact that it gets your kids up and moving, kite flying is mentally stimulating and quite beneficial for your mind. For starters, it is very easy to forget about your troubles and momentarily become mesmerized by your kite flying through the wind. There is just something about it that is almost therapeutic. In addition, research has shown that flying a kite can stimulate areas of your brain involved in memory, learning, and emotion.
So, there you have it. 4 reasons why your kid and every kid should fly a kite. If anything, flying a kite is just a happy experience. And your little ones deserve to have that giddy, unexplainable joy that comes when your kite finally catches the wind and soars into the sky.