Kites are one of the best ways to create memorable summer fun for your toddlers and teach them about the wind and the environment. Kites are a great way to get your toddler outside, playing in the sunshine and doing interactive activities with you and their siblings. Toddlers can also develop strength and coordination by playing with kites.
The truth is that no child is too old for kites. Even adults love to see the wind catch the sails of a kite and take it soaring into the sky. We’ve all experienced cheap kites that break before they are ever up in the air. These situations can be devasting for a toddler, and while we can’t guarantee that you won’t have any issues with these kites, we can attest that they are definitely some of our favorite kites for toddlers.
aGreatLife Huge Rainbow Kite- Nothing is more exciting than a kite with bright colors and a long flowing tail. The Huge Rainbow Kite by aGreatLife is 26 by 42 inches with a 55-inch-long rainbow tail. Parents will love that the fabric kite is durable and easy to assemble and fly. The kite is large but designed for beginner kite fliers because of its excellent stability while in the air. This kite can last for years if it is taken care of and no accidents happen. The rainbow design is also gender-neutral and perfect for kids of all ages who want to see the magic of a kite flying in the sky.
Dragon Kite- Dragons are a super part of pop culture now, and mom and dad will love these kites just as much as their toddler will. The Dragon kite is 55 inches by 62 inches the tail is an additional 63 inches. The kite features feet and arms, wings, and a 3D dragons head; and is super easy to assemble and fly, making it an excellent kite for beginners and toddlers. The material of the kite is made from thin nylon rather than plastic making it durable and long-lasting through several summer seasons.
3 Pack Octopus Kites- If you have multiple children, this three-pack of kites shaped like octopuses is exactly what you need at an affordable price. Each octopus kite is 31 inches wide and has a tail of 157 inches. We love the tail because it is made of multiple strips of colorful nylon that fly majestically in the air. These kites are also balanced, so they don’t nosedive as often as other kites and stay up in the sky longer which is delightful to toddlers. Parents will never need to worry about the kites breaking either because there is a 100% lifetime money-back guarantee.
Best Delta Kite- This triangular kite is easy to fly with a single line and colorful ribbon tails that swirl around in the air as it soars. The Best Delta kite is made from high-quality materials that are hi-tech, strong, rust and mold-proof, and super durable. The measurements of this kite are 60 inches wide, and the line is 200 feet enabling the kite to fly far overhead. The rods on the kite are resin, so they bend and are flexible prolonging the life of the kite and making it less likely ever to break. There’s even a no-loss guarantee so if you ever lose the kite, you can order a replacement.
In the Breeze Rainbow Diamond Kite- If you are looking for a traditional style diamond kite that is durable and easy to fly, the In the Breeze Diamond Kite is what you need for your toddler. The kite is small enough to not overwhelm your young child while also being easy to see and fly in the sky. The tail is made of three 19-foot ribbons that dance on the breeze. If you don’t like the rainbow pattern, there are several other styles to choose from. This kite is best for days when the wind is less than 20 mph. You’ll get a reusable kite bag with your purchase also for easy storage of your kite.
Flying Kites With Your Toddler
We mentioned a few of the reasons why kites are great for toddlers up above, but there is a little more you should know about the importance of kit flying. Learning to fly a kite helps develops coordination, planning and problem-solving skills, strength; and is a great way to bond with your child. Some children love kite flying so much that they go on to continue the hobby as adults. Did you know there are kite flying competitions and championships?
One thing you should know about kite flying is that there are three basic types of kites—Single, dual, and quad line. Single line kites are the easiest to fly and best for children three and up. Dual-line kites are best for kids over seven years old, and quad is best for experienced kite fliers over twelve years old. Most kites are made to withstand winds between five and twenty-five miles per hour. Toddlers who are just learning to fly a kite should play when winds are enough to send the kite soaring but not gusty enough to send the kite nosediving into the ground, water or trees.
Before going to fly kites with your toddler, make sure you know what you’re doing. There’s nothing worse than going to the beach or park to fly a kite and realizing you haven’t done it so long yourself, that you’ve forgotten all the best tips and tricks. Watch a few tutorials or video blogs on kite flying to ensure you know exactly what to do to delight your toddler with kite flying. We also recommend having replacement string and handles, and more than one kite in case there are accidents while flying.