I brought some kids out flying Squirrels yesterday morning.
This is a great way of getting them acquainted with model planes.
We didn’t build, we just did flying. I spent around 20m explaining how to hold them, wind them and launch them at the dinner table then we went out to the front yard to give it a whirl.
I taught them hand winding. I find this is always the best starting point with kids since it’s easier and doesn’t require winder, stooge and so forth.
I believe that if we all did activities like this regularly, the hobby would be much more healthy in the long run.